Posts tagged "leyson septimo"

Instant Rationalization - Bullpen, division lead is Scherzered in half

Instant Rationalization - Bullpen, division lead is Scherzered in half
Entering into this game, the White Sox were hard up on ways to get to Max Scherzer.  They removed every questionable righty from the lineup in preparation for him, which included pulling a guy who had homered in back-to-back games, as well as turning to Dan Johnson. It was not enough.  It did not come... Read more »

Pre-game Ouch Update - Everyone spent Saturday night in an ice tub

Pre-game Ouch Update - Everyone spent Saturday night in an ice tub
It’s mid-August, and everyone’s banged-up. The White Sox are old, and that doesn’t help, but most of the regulars have played over 100 games (A.J.’s stuck on 99, but everyone agrees that catching full-time is essentially self-mutilation).  Playing in Saturday night’s slop-fest probably didn’t help anyone. Improbably, Paul Konerko is fine after spending the minimum... Read more »

Delayed Rationalization - Thornton luck ruins plucky comeback story

Delayed Rationalization - Thornton luck ruins plucky comeback story
The recap is late due to the time it took for me to voyage back from Camouflage Hat Night at the park to my Logan Square abode.  The rumpus from around the White Sox-ian internets is that this was a frustrating 9-7 see-saw loss to the Oakland A’s, but what could be frustrating about a... Read more »
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An interesting time for Hector Santiago to get demoted

An interesting time for Hector Santiago to get demoted
Francisco Liriano and Rey Olmedo being added to the roster meant that someone needed to exit from the bullpen to make room for Philip Humber, even if he’ll probably never actually sit down there. With the bullpen holding two semi-effective lefty rookies, Leyson Septimo and Hector Santiago seemed to be the two men at risk,... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was - 7/16-7/22 - Obviously, that was a disaster

White Sox Week That Was - 7/16-7/22 - Obviously, that was a disaster
There’s a reason that so many have stressed that there is a lot of baseball left–67 games to be precise–after Sunday’s loss and sweep completion in Detroit. It’s a truth, and it’s also a coping mechanism, and coping mechanisms are assembled in response to disasters.  In a single seven-day period, the Sox went 1-6, dropped... Read more »

Morning notes: Just another panicked Monday

Morning notes: Just another panicked Monday
“We’re all waiting for Gavin Floyd and John Danks to come back,” my mother opined to me over our weekly Sunday dinner together, “but has anyone pointed out that they haven’t been any good?” “They’ll be fine”, I said dismissively, foolishly thinking this would be enough. “They haven’t been any good.” “Danks was terrible, but... Read more »
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Notes came in with the breeze, on Sunday morning

Notes came in with the breeze, on Sunday morning
The recently-traded-for reliever Brett Myers should be available for Sunday’s game.  In turn, the Charlotte Knights are actually getting some help from the Sox in the form of Dylan Axelrod, who was optioned in turn. Axelrod racked up a 5.63 ERA in his ten appearances with the big club, but delivered memorable quality starts in... Read more »

Robin's cry for help

Ventura’s use of Leyson Septimo was disappointing, but imagine how he feels every time he stares into the bullpen.  Click the title to follow the link to my post on Southside Showdown.

Coping with the aftermath of Friday night

Coping with the aftermath of Friday night
Winning doesn’t actually cure all ills, it’s more like an enormous injection of painkillers that covers up all the pain for a six-to-eight hour period. While the eventual White Sox triumph Friday night made burning through the entire bullpen and dragging what is still a fairly old team in terms of position players through fourteen... Read more »
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How awful was the strike zone Sunday?

How awful was the strike zone Sunday?
The White Sox dropped their 1st half finale largely due to struggles to keep the ball in the yard.  They rationalized that Dylan Axelrod on short rest was their best contingency option–not necessarily wrong, but certainly unflattering–and were punished for the selection. Despite holding on to their best cards, the Sox nearly rallied back, but... Read more »