Posts tagged "Tigers"

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 »

Random Sunday notes: Peavy, Youk, A.J. and ex-White Sox in the playoffs

Random Sunday notes: Peavy, Youk, A.J. and ex-White Sox in the playoffs
A few observations while I’m watching football, old movies and the “other guys” in the baseball playoffs: 1. It was very disappointing to watch the Tigers open up the ALDS vs. the A’s–and win. I would have liked our chances against the young A’s. 2. I count 15 former White Sox major and minor leaguers... Read more »

Sox fans: Try to remember the good old days (before September 19)

Sox fans: Try to remember the good old days (before September 19)
Ah, the good old days…Remember September 18? After a 3-2 victory that night in the series opener in Kansas City, the White Sox had a five-game winning streak and maintained their three-game division lead with 16 games remaining. It’s been all downhill since. Today, with three games to go the South Siders are three games... Read more »
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Sox-Rays Saturday matinee: They would have stopped it in Little League

Sox-Rays Saturday matinee: They would have stopped it in Little League
If the major leagues had a mercy rule it would have sadly applied this afternoon as Tampa Bay held a 10-0 lead over the White Sox after 7 1/2 innings. Yes, that’s right, 10-0 in the latest “most important game of the year” while the Sox dropped to two games behind the Tigers with four... 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 »

It's the math: Can the Sox find a way to win and get some help in their last six games?

It's the math: Can the Sox find a way to win and get some help in their last six games?
It doesn’t come as a surprise anymore when the White Sox don’t deliver with men in scoring position. In fact, we’ve reached the point where Sox fans have more angst when the bases are loaded and nobody out than any other scenario because there’s likely disappointment right around the corner. Last night against the Rays,... Read more »
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What's happened to the White Sox we've grown to know and love?

What's happened to the White Sox we've grown to know and love?
It’s not over. With seven games to go and a game behind the Tigers, there’s still time to recapture the magic that has made this White Sox season–up until losing seven of the last eight games–so enjoyable. But you know as well as I do that it sure doesn’t look good. After almost six months... Read more »

White Sox vs. Indians, Game 2: So much for momentum

White Sox vs. Indians, Game 2: So much for momentum
Expectations were high yesterday afternoon after the dramatic events of Monday night. So much for momentum. An errant throw by Gordon Beckham in the fourth inning that prevented the White Sox from turning a routine double play resulted into a 4-0 Indians lead–a lead that the Sox couldn’t overcome against a pitcher named Corey Kluber... Read more »

White Sox menu of "Veal Well-Dunn" cooks Tribe; And is last night's Crede-Riske moment a good omen?

White Sox menu of "Veal Well-Dunn" cooks Tribe; And is last night's Crede-Riske moment a good omen?
Last night’s “homecoming” game had the familiar look of the past five White Sox contests–inning after inning of lost opportunity. When the Indians took a 3-1 lead in the top of the sixth, the prospect of the Sox halting the losing streak seemed dim at best. Then, in the bottom of  that frame, the recently dormant,... Read more »
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The White Sox's bottom line: 10 games left, 1 game ahead

The White Sox's bottom line: 10 games left, 1 game ahead
As disastrous as the Royals/Angels road trip was for the Sox, it could have been a whole lot worse–which makes you think that somebody up there likes us. The Sox, losers of two of three in Kansas City and swept away in Anaheim by scoring a grand total of five runs in the three games,... Read more »