Posts tagged "felix hernandez"

Morning notes: The Mariner menace looms

Morning notes: The Mariner menace looms
The White Sox were swept by the Royals, and responded by sweeping the Yankees.  With that, my general avoidance of individual game previews is validated.  The Sox are more likely to beat good teams than they are to beat bad teams, and more likely to beat bad pitchers than they are to beat good pitchers.... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Sox triumph thanks to Beckham dominating Hernandez, a ball bouncing off of a face, and other wildness

Instant Rationalization - Sox triumph thanks to Beckham dominating Hernandez, a ball bouncing off of a face, and other wildness
With Jake Peavy and Felix Hernandez facing off on Friday night, and the Mariners offense involved, runs figured to be at a premium unless something really weird happened. Or multiple things. Gordon Beckham homered twice off of Felix Hernandez, mirroring the feat that fellow troubled former White Sox top prospect Brian Anderson in 2005.  And... Read more »

Kids these days grow up so fast

Kids these days grow up so fast
The Michael Pineda-Jesus Montero trade is pretty irksome for, oh, about three reasons. First, it’s disheartening to see the Yankees fall into a long-term solution for their rotation issues without purging anything that hampers them in any immediate way.  Chances are the 2nd best offense in baseball can figure out a way to stay OK... Read more »
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We still have a ways to go

We still have a ways to go
Justin Verlander captured the AL MVP award on Monday, and it’s hard to argue with the top-boss of starting pitchers in the league capturing the prize because, well, the criteria is not set up for anyone to be objectively dismissed. It would at least be nice if Verlander represented a departure from the archaic thinking... Read more »

WSO on Vacation: So I heard that it was a bad weekend for the White Sox...

Body language of someone who just realized their car has been stolen // Jose M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune Oh hey, what’s up guys? As noted earlier, I’m in scenic Colorado this week.  The last game I was able to catch on the radio driving out was Friday night’s 6-4 triumph over the Tigers, which at... Read more »