Posts tagged "carlos santana"

Instant Rationalization - Quintana does the job, and it turns out he didn't even have to

Instant Rationalization - Quintana does the job, and it turns out he didn't even have to
The overriding philosophy that justifed picking Jose Quintana to fill in for John Danks was that he was left-handed, Cleveland ‘s lineup is overwhelmingly left-handed, and maybe he could use that to wander through five of six innings without a huge rally being launched In response, Cleveland threw in righties Aaron Cunningham, Jose Lopez, and... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - There are no easy pleasures in Cleveland

An easy shutdown John Danks outing would have been just too easy of a way for the White Sox to stop their skid.  Not just because Danks skated by all night on hard hit outs, or because the Sox were felt comfortable nursing a 3-0 lead into the later innings while stranding 10 runners against... Read more »

Looking for sources of hope on the roster

Looking for sources of hope on the roster
Lo and behold, the White Sox are a winning ballclub. Thanks to their old friend, the long ball, the Sox defeated the Indians 10-6 on Wednesday afternoon despite forecasts for snow and other Cleveland-related weather maladies. As John Danks’ control took the early flight back home, for the first time the Sox deviated from what... Read more »
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AL Central Preview: The only team to fear is the team itself...and the Tigers

AL Central Preview: The only team to fear is the team itself...and the Tigers
Last Spring, I wrote a capsule for every other AL Central team for the purpose of sizing up the competition.  The 2011 White Sox didn’t figure to run away with the AL Central unopposed, but they were serious contenders and it was important to get a handle on just how many games they’d need to win... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was 7/18-7/24 - Peddling a bicycle that's underwater

White Sox Week That Was 7/18-7/24 - Peddling a bicycle that's underwater
In this most recent weekend of Earthly Pleasures, the White Sox were nominally productive.  They won 3 of 5 games, dealt two losses to fellow division contenders the Cleveland Indians, drew within 5 games of the AL Central lead (again), and even bested terrifying groundball-maven, Justin Masterson.  3 of 5 games!  That’s a .600 winning... Read more »

White Sox-Royals series provides refresher course on underwhelming season

White Sox-Royals series provides refresher course on underwhelming season
It’s regularly perplexing to look at the White Sox roster, or look at the back of the baseball cards (those still exist, right?) of the players on the roster, and then see their 47-51 record.  Hell, even this year’s stats make it a bit confusing.  The rotation has weathered injuries to Jake Peavy and John... Read more »
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