Posts tagged "houston astros"

Kenny rages against the dying of the light

Kenny rages against the dying of the light
For a few years now, I’ve been waiting for the White Sox destitute farm system and aging major league core to culminate in a hellish disaster of a season–a last place finish where everyone’s prime ends simultaneously, and the lack of any viable replacements forces the franchise to go into an Astros-like coccoon for five... Read more »

Brett Myers is here to help

Brett Myers is here to help
Faced with a bullpen where the only men with an ERA under 3.50 are Jesse Crain–who’s record has been saved by being on the DL for the last month–and Donnie Veal–who has faced two batters this season–Kenny Williams took the time to act upon what had become a fairly glaring need. On Saturday, the White... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was: 6/4-6/10 - A regrettable stretch

White Sox Week That Was: 6/4-6/10 - A regrettable stretch
“It’s baseball,” Konerko said. “You catch teams in different moments during the season, a series here and there. There’s a lot of parity in the game now. I don’t read too much into that.” -a quote from Paul Konerko stuffed at the end of Dave Van Dyck’s article on Philip Humber There’s truth to that,... Read more »
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Instant Rationalization - Humber yields dingers, opens floodgates as Sox drop series to Astros

Instant Rationalization - Humber yields dingers, opens floodgates as Sox drop series to Astros
Sunday offered the Philip Humber experience in all its tortured glory.  He simultaneously flashed his compliment of plus breaking pitches, at one point striking out five consecutive Houston Astros.  He also made horrible mistakes over the plate that resulted in three home runs, including a blast by fourth outfielder Justin Maxwell down the left field... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Huge 5th, breezy outing by Sale, make things look easy

Instant Rationalization - Huge 5th, breezy outing by Sale, make things look easy
This is how it was supposed to be.  The 1st place White Sox were supposed to overwhelm a rebuilding Astros team, and pad their lead in the AL Central before week spent on the road in St. Louis and Los Angeles. That’s pretty far from how it worked out Friday night, but there’s been a... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Rios, Hudson, bullpen, steer the Sox away from sweep

Instant Rationalization - Rios, Hudson, bullpen, steer the Sox away from sweep
So long that it ends in a win, every game can be thought of as a fun little ride, with all of the various disconcerting things that occurred a long the way just being the set up to an inevitable happy ending. Jake Peavy walked five, and needed 117 pitches to make it through six... Read more »
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Fake baseball moves into real parks

Fake baseball moves into real parks
With the Cactus League season in the rearview mirror, the White Sox are beginning the slow transition to real baseball in time for the weekend series against the reigning AL Champions To ease the transition, The Sox are playing two games against the Houston Astros in Minute Maid Park.  Perhaps they’re easing the transition too... Read more »

MLB labor peace, and its annoying consequences

MLB labor peace, and its annoying consequences
The MLB owners and the players union shook hands on a new 5-year Collective Bargaining Agreement to be announced on Monday, and perhaps that’s all we should care about. The NBA has been kind enough to provide reference on how dreary and dull it can be to watch two sides grapple endlessly in a stalemate... Read more »