Posts in category "Game Wraps"

Instant Rationalization – It’s gotten so bad, it doesn’t even seem real anymore

Chris Sale registered his shortest start of the year, in what most likely is his last start of the year, lasting only 3.1 innings, giving up five runs on seven hits.  Of course, no White Sox loss of late is complete without complete offensive ineptitude, and this game was no different. Alex Rios picked up... Read more »

Delayed Rationalization – The losing streak is Dunn!

Adam Dunn hasn’t played in many meaningful games in his career, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t clutch.  Dunn smacked two homers, including the go-ahead three-run shot in the eighth inning to lead the Sox to a 5-4 win over Cleveland.  This was a must-win for the Sox, throwing Chris Sale against a sub-par team.... Read more »

Instant Rationalization – The ‘syndrome’ plagues the Sox once again in 4-1 loss to the Angels

Instant Rationalization – The ‘syndrome’ plagues the Sox once again in 4-1 loss to the Angels
Hawk Harrelson has been crabbier than normal (and unbearable to listen to) on Sox broadcasts.  I mean, sure, we are all thinking exactly what he’s been saying, but one set of hanging dark clouds is enough.  But one of Hawk’s new theories is that the White Sox have a “syndrome” in which nobody could hit. ... Read more »
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Instant Rationalization – Peavy, Sox carry over hangover from Kansas City

Instant Rationalization – Peavy, Sox carry over hangover from Kansas City
The game started of very well, with Alejandro de Aza homering to leadoff the game.  After that homer, however, the game went downhill fast. Jake Peavy once again just didn’t have it in a big game situation, leaving pitches out, over the plate that Angels hitters didn’t miss.  Peavy allowed five runs on eight hits... Read more »

Instant Rationalization – It’s time to get the hell out of Kansas City

Instant Rationalization – It’s time to get the hell out of Kansas City
It’s difficult to logically wrap your head around how many chances the White Sox had to put this game away; yet, just like most other games in 2012, the Royals found a way to win.  Tonight it was Eric Hosmer delivering the walk-off hit off of Matt Thornton on an 0-2 pitch for a 4-3... Read more »

Delayed Rationalization – Fielder can’t field, allowing Rios and the White Sox to slide past Detroit

Delayed Rationalization – Fielder can’t field, allowing Rios and the White Sox to slide past Detroit
This post is delayed because Kevin was at the game relishing every moment, while James was preoccupied thinking about how much Notre Dame is going to choke this weekend against Michigan. On a side note, Happy New Year to all of our Jewish readers.  The Sox sure started the year off in style. You’ve probably... Read more »
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Instant Rationalization – White Sox strong in all phases in 9-2 victory over Twins

Instant Rationalization –  White Sox strong in all phases in 9-2 victory over Twins
Adam Dunn’s mere presence in the lineup this series against the Twins has given the White Sox a return to normalcy and a shot in the arm.  Dunn hit 39th home run of the season and let a White Sox offensive attack that scored nine runs in finishing off a sweep of the Twins.  Dayan... Read more »

Instant Rationalization – Rios’ homer snaps multiple bad streaks, leads Sox to huge win over second place Detroit

Instant Rationalization –  Rios’ homer snaps multiple bad streaks, leads Sox to huge win over second place Detroit
Alex Rios might not have much (or any) playoff experience, but he sure came through in a pressure-packed situation Monday night, launching a three-run rocket of a home run into the left field seats to lead the Sox to a 6-1 win over the Tigers to open the biggest series of the year. The Sox... Read more »

In ragged straits as the biggest series of the season begins

In ragged straits as the biggest series of the season begins
The White Sox don’t have much of a shot at the American League Wild Card.  At the moment, they’re two and a half games out of the last spot, which isn’t as big of a hindrance as three teams they’d have to overcome. Luckily, they play in the weakest division in all of baseball, and... Read more »
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Instant Rationalization – The White Sox get no offense in heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Royals

With Adam Dunn, Alexei Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis out of the starting lineup, the Sox needed a good pitching performance out of Hector Santiago if they wanted a chance to win.  While Santiago only lasted four innings, he didn’t allow a run, nor did Brain Omogrosso or Nate Jones over the next four innings. Unfortunately,... Read more »