Posts tagged "Francisco Liriano"

White Sox's first offseason move a no-brainer: Ray Olmedo is outrighted

White Sox's first offseason move a no-brainer: Ray Olmedo is outrighted
When the White Sox took a flyer on Francisco Liriano, they gave up what looks like an up and coming infielder in Eduardo Escobar. As we all know, Liriano didn’t pan out the way the Sox had hoped and it’s very unlikely they will sign the free agent pitcher. So, that leaves us without Escobar... Read more »

The End is Here: A Glass Half-Full Perspective as the White Sox are Eliminated from the Postseason

The End is Here: A Glass Half-Full Perspective as the White Sox are Eliminated from the Postseason
The end has come. Before the season began, I told friends that more than any other year I can remember I couldn’t figure out how the White Sox would be. On one hand, if everybody came through, I thought we could be very good. If the comebacks didn’t happen, we might be as bad as... Read more »

Pennant race anxiety: Try to enjoy it

Pennant race anxiety: Try to enjoy it
Fellow White Sox fans, the next couple of weeks won’t be for the faint of heart. From this point on, through the season’s final day on October 3rd, each of the 14 remaining games will be the equivalent of a “must win.” The two-game advantage over the Tigers is somewhat of a luxury, but we... Read more »
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Today's White Sox Report: The Good, Bad and the Ugly

Today's White Sox Report: The Good, Bad and the Ugly
The Bottom Line: White Sox 5, Twins 3…A.L. Central lead is 1 1/2 games, awaiting result of Tigers-Indians clash in Cleveland. The Good: * First and foremost, the victory. With 18 games left every game is a “must win.” * Former Twin Francisco Liriano,  who seemed to be working faster perhaps to avoid thinking too... Read more »

White Sox lose another heartbreaker to Royals, get ready for Tiger showdown

White Sox lose another heartbreaker to Royals, get ready for Tiger showdown
After Friday’s loss to the Royals, I posted that it might have been the worst White Sox loss of the year. Never mind, today was worse. A non-existent offense against a red-hot pitcher in Jeremy Guthrie, a lineup that included a couple of JV performers in Jose Lopez and Ray Olmedo who failed to deliver,... Read more »

Worst Sox loss of the year? If not, it's pretty close

Worst Sox loss of the year? If not, it's pretty close
It’s getting harder and harder to watch the White Sox play the Royals. If it’s not Bruce Chen, it’s Billy Butler, if it’s not Jeff Franceour or Alex Gordon, it’s (gulp) Lorenzo Cain. K.C. keeps pushing and pushing, like they did in the demoralizing 7-5 defeat last night. A night that was only brightened a... Read more »
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The Final Stretch Begins at the Cell with a Royal Flush--Mendoza, Chen and Guthrie

The Final Stretch Begins at the Cell with a Royal Flush--Mendoza, Chen and Guthrie
If the White Sox are to do this–win the A.L. Central–they’ll have to do it the hard way. Down the pennant stretch, the South Siders will be facing hot teams, teams striving for their own survival, teams they haven’t been able to beat and teams out of the race trying to be spoilers. To paraphrase... Read more »

White Sox relying on Quintana as division race heats up

White Sox relying on Quintana as division race heats up
With Labor Day in the rearview mirror, it goes without saying that every inning of every game is an important one for teams still in the hunt for the postseason. For the White Sox and their slim one-game lead in the A.L. Central, thanks to the outstanding pitching and welcome clutch hitting by Gordon Beckham... Read more »

White Sox fans hoping that Sale can outshine Verlander on Sunday Night Baseball

White Sox fans hoping that Sale can outshine Verlander on Sunday Night Baseball
The “musts” I posted on Friday and reviewed on Saturday were things that I felt the White Sox needed to do to win this weekend’s crucial series against the Tigers in Detroit. That’s all moot now as the Sox have to just find a way, any way, to salvage one game and break their streak... Read more »
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6 "musts" for the White Sox as they look to win the series this weekend in Motown

6 "musts" for the White Sox as they look to win the series this weekend in Motown
That loud thud you heard yesterday was the White Sox losing three of four from the Orioles, an even more disappointing development after our postseason hopes escalated following the 6-0 homestand against the Yankees and the Mariners. The news isn’t all bad. Despite the results in Baltimore, where the Orioles proved their chops as a... Read more »
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