Posts in category "Starting Pitching"

Great improvements and disappointments of the 2012 White Sox

Great improvements and disappointments of the 2012 White Sox
There have been some attempts to sum up the surprises, both good and bad, for the White Sox this past season, and generally I feel they could use some context. Everything needs buckets of buckets of context; it’s just a matter of how much we can stand. Mark Gonzales of the Tribune highlighted a fun... Read more »

A late-season collapse, in too much detail

A late-season collapse, in too much detail
The White Sox have been no titans of baseball at any point in the season, but entering into September they had set themselves up well to only have to play .500 baseball, and coast drearily into the playoffs in the worst division in baseball.  Even ~.500 play would have them tied for the division lead... Read more »

The White Sox escape Thursday with the lead intact

The White Sox escape Thursday with the lead intact
No matter what the result of the Monday makeup game, the White Sox will end this season with a truly miserable head-to-head record against the Detroit Tigers.  The best they can finish at is 6-12, and that’s despite only facing Justin Verlander twice all year now.  Suffice it to say, if the White Sox make... Read more »
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Afternoon notes - Who cares about next year? How many of us will still be alive?

Afternoon notes - Who cares about next year?  How many of us will still be alive?
The 2013 schedules were released Wednesday, opening up a dangerous line of thinking. To begin thinking about 2013 is to begin thinking about how the White Sox will manage to be competitive next season.  Option years are coming up for Youkilis, Peavy, and Floyd. Konerko, Dunn, and Pierzynski are another year older….and A.J. doesn’t even... Read more »

A relatively small baseball fan base puts its hope in Gavin Floyd

A relatively small baseball fan base puts its hope in Gavin Floyd
Gavin Floyd is being thrust from the disabled list into one of the most important games of the season Wednesday, presumably willingly.  He’s returning from his second inactive stint due to a right elbow flexor strain that makes it hard for him to snap off his sliders and curves without discomfort. At the time, this... Read more »

Sale velocity anxiety

Sale velocity anxiety
So many posts with “anxiety” in the title.  If being a fan of a team that stays in 1st place for over a month but never gets more than one bad series out of harm’s way could be boiled down to one word, it would be “anxiety”.  Of course, the word for the Tigers’ season... Read more »
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Your latest update in the White Sox starter shuffle

Your latest update in the White Sox starter shuffle
It’s not a time of the greatest feelings about the White Sox starting rotation.  A sturdy rock holding firm amidst a river of sadness in previous seasons, this year has seen the rotation’s two mainstays go down, a wave of seemingly unqualified youngsters, and many, many injuries and ailments to manage. There’s a source of... Read more »

Might I bend your ear about Jose Quintana for a few minutes?

Might I bend your ear about Jose Quintana for a few minutes?
Things have been going downhill for our friend Jose recently.  There have been three outings for him in between this fine morning and his last quality start, which was also the last time he made it through the sixth inning. Even factoring in that last quality start, Quintana has walked 11 batters in his last... Read more »

Everybody's working for the weekend

Everybody's working for the weekend
The White Sox are making overt efforts to save up their best punch for this weekend’s showdown with Detroit–they’ve cued up the best raw stuff on the squad with Peavy, Liriano and Sale, and given them all rest, in various kooky ways. Peavy’s spot against Baltimore is getting skipped to hide away Dylan Axelrod replacing... Read more »
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6th starters, assemble!

6th starters, assemble!
It’s just another day in bizarro-land, where Jake Peavy and Chris Sale sit 1-2 for the White Sox team lead in innings, and middle rotation members struggle to keep all of their muscles in working order.  At present, the following issues are at the forefront. Gavin Floyd underwent an MRI on his right elbow Thursday that... Read more »