Posts tagged "Justin Verlander"

The Tigers are World Series bound, so where did the Sox go wrong?

The Tigers are World Series bound, so where did the Sox go wrong?
It wasn’t easy to watch the Tigers dismantle the once-mighty Yankees on their way to the American League Pennant and World Series. All I could think about is our 117 days in first place and that it should have been us. But as tempting as it is to think our Sox would have gotten by... Read more »

White Sox benefit from "Rios Factor," climb to within a game of Tigers

White Sox benefit from "Rios Factor," climb to within a game of Tigers
Make no mistake about this. If there is one White Sox player who has deserved praise from the day the season began to today, it’s Alex Rios. Rios homered to win the Sox’s first game of the year against the Rangers, has been stellar throughout the summer and last night, in the most desperate of... Read more »

When a rainout isn't just a rainout: Were the baseball gods trying to tell the White Sox something?

When a rainout isn't just a rainout: Were the baseball gods trying to tell the White Sox something?
Not that baseball keeps these kinds of records, but White Sox fans would tell you that last night’s postponement of the White Sox-Tigers series finale might be the most important rainout in the history of the franchise–and maybe the sport itself. As a result, the Sox were able to avoid nemesis Justin Verlander, take a... Read more »
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The dreaded scenario: Sox have to beat Verlander to hold lead over Tigers

The dreaded scenario: Sox have to beat Verlander to hold lead over Tigers
It’s come down to this. If the White Sox want to maintain their lead in the A.L. Central and don’t want to fall into a tie with the Tigers, they have to beat Detroit and last year’s MVP/Cy Young winner Justin Verlander tonight in the series finale. The positive for the Sox is that Verlander’s opponent... Read more »

A Sox fan's fantasy: 10 things I'd like to see in this week's showdown vs. the Tigers

A Sox fan's fantasy: 10 things I'd like to see in this week's showdown vs. the Tigers
Please indulge me while I fantasize about this week’s four-game series with the Tigers. 1. Jose Quintana rebounds with a solid outing tonight, the Sox win the opener and take a three-game division lead over their A.L. Central rivals from Motown. 2. Brett Myers returns to being Brett Myers and gives us uneventful eighth innings... 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 »
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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 »

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 »

10 random White Sox thoughts on a Sunday morning: Comebacks, "Mad Dog" Ventura, DWise and the week ahead, etc.

10 random White Sox thoughts on a Sunday morning: Comebacks, "Mad Dog" Ventura, DWise and the week ahead, etc.
Thoughts from here and there as the White Sox go for a sweep against the Mariners and their sixth victory in a row… 1.  In years past when the Sox found themselves down by multiple runs in the early innings, the feeling was that the game was pretty much over. Not this year. A 3-0... Read more »
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The Latest: Welcome Back, Big Guys; White Sox Fans, Meet Your New Bullpen; Tigers Bolster Division Bid

The Latest: Welcome Back, Big Guys; White Sox Fans, Meet Your New Bullpen; Tigers Bolster Division Bid
The latest from SoxWorld as the Pale Hose ends their five-game skid… BIG BATS EXPLODE…FINALLY Led by the 3-4-5 hitters and our pesky leadoff man, the Sox scored as many runs last night as they did in the entire Tiger series with the 7-4 victory over the Twins. Paul Konerko? 3 for 4 and a... Read more »