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    This loss doesn't mean a whole lot in the great scheme of things. Not too bothered by it, especially given the past week of games.

    Now, let's get to the playoffs.

  • #2
    The single biggest worry I have about this team is the bullpen. It showed again today. They have been inconsistent at best all season long.

    You just hope it doesn't cost them dearly starting next week.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Lipman 1 View Post
      The single biggest worry I have about this team is the bullpen. It showed again today. They have been inconsistent at best all season long.

      You just hope it doesn't cost them dearly starting next week.
      The good news is the odds of Lopez pitching the ninth inning in the playoffs with a tie or lead are next to none. When guys like Hendriks and Tepera, guys who have been very consistent lately, start bombing in those situations, that will be cause for worry.

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      • #4
        This game did not feature the regular starting lineup, did not feature the playoff bullpen rotation, did not mean much of anything. I'll start worrying about this team if they are down 0-2 to the Astros.

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        • #5
          On to Houston, the game plan is simple; win at least one game down there and come home and sweep them at GRF.
          Now coming up to bat for the White Sox is the Mighty Mite, Nelson Fox.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by thomas35forever View Post

            The good news is the odds of Lopez pitching the ninth inning in the playoffs with a tie or lead are next to none. When guys like Hendriks and Tepera, guys who have been very consistent lately, start bombing in those situations, that will be cause for worry.
            Yeah they were clearly experimenting with Keuchel and Lopez in relief this weekend. Lopez had to pitch in the rain but he’s pitched relief before this season successfully.

            sox got through today with no injuries. Kopech had another 3 inning outing and was mostly successful at it. Bring on Thursday.
            Riding Shotgun on the Sox Bandwagon since before there was an Internet...



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            • #7
              Yea, have to find a way to split in Houston . like Steve Stone said, you never know what you're going to get with the White Sox . if they play well they can beat anyone, if they don't, it will be ugly.

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              • #8
                Should be interesting to see the pitching lineup that TLR sets up for the Houston series. My preference would be Giolito and Rodon starting the two games in Houston. Rodon in particular has been very effective vs. the Astros in his career. I think you save Lynn and Cease until Sunday and Monday in Chicago.
                I want my $2

                I wasn't in the last can. I was in the first can. You started at the wrong end. - Tosh

                If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there. - GH 1943-2001

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Harwar View Post
                  Yea, have to find a way to split in Houston . like Steve Stone said, you never know what you're going to get with the White Sox . if they play well they can beat anyone, if they don't, it will be ugly.
                  Speaking of which he seemed to be choked up at the end of the broadcast. Haven't heard anything otherwise so I assume he'll be back next season but was just a little taken aback by his show of emotion.

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                  • #10
                    TLR said They still don't know about Rodon's status, will know more after he throws a bullpen Tuesday. The velocity drop is what is most concerning he said.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by shingo10 View Post

                      Speaking of which he seemed to be choked up at the end of the broadcast. Haven't heard anything otherwise so I assume he'll be back next season but was just a little taken aback by his show of emotion.
                      That did sound pretty pessimistic from Stone, the way it was phrased. He went on to point out our weaknesses, too. He lets a few things drop on the last day, like the time he flat out said he was unhappy with the job. JR must have done a bit of healing counseling, cuz he was back with Hawk the next season and never got called Stone Pony again.
                      If it's up, put it down. If it's down, put it up.

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                      • #12
                        Leury Garcia has had a nice resurgence at the plate this season.

                        However, yesterday showed that he’s not a great defender in right field.

                        I hope Adam Engel is sufficiently healthy to start each playoff game in RF.

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                        • #13
                          Nobody got hurt, that's all I cared about yesterday.

                          Onward to Houston!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Zakath View Post
                            Should be interesting to see the pitching lineup that TLR sets up for the Houston series. My preference would be Giolito and Rodon starting the two games in Houston. Rodon in particular has been very effective vs. the Astros in his career. I think you save Lynn and Cease until Sunday and Monday in Chicago.
                            I've often wondered why more teams don't pitch their ace in Game 2 or Game 3 in situations where the other team has an even better ace that makes Game 1 possibly unwinnable. I don't know if the Houston starting rotation qualifies these days. Arguably, the Nationals did something like this against the Astros in Game 5 of the 2019 World Series where Max Scherzer was "injured" right before the game @HOU and then magically was 100% OK for Game 6 at home.
                            "Hope...may be indulged in by those who have abundant resources...but those who stake their all upon the venture see it in its true colors only after they are ruined."
                            -- Thucydides

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Frater Perdurabo View Post
                              Leury Garcia has had a nice resurgence at the plate this season.

                              However, yesterday showed that he’s not a great defender in right field.

                              I hope Adam Engel is sufficiently healthy to start each playoff game in RF.
                              Leury was in RF yesterday because Abreu was sick and unavailable. This meant Vaughn at First and Sheets on the bench for late inning Pinch Hitting duty and Robert at DH, which meant Engle in CF. Meaningless game, so it did not matter.

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