Posts tagged "luis mendoza"

Slay this mythical beast! - A Royals preview of sorts

Slay this mythical beast! - A Royals preview of sorts
In one of this season’s great peculiarities and sources of consternation, the White Sox have gone 4-8 against the Kansas City Royals.  They’re also 4-10 against the Tigers, but that makes sense to a degree, they’re actually a good team.  Unless you count the enigma that is the Boston Red Sox, Kansas City stands out... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - The third movie is always the worst one - Sox drop the last Sale-Mendoza tilt

Due to the oddities of scheduling, Chris Sale and Luis Mendoza have squared off on three occasions this season.  Due to the oddities of baseball, each game has been a pitching duel demanding everything the White Sox Cy Young candidate has. In the first meeting, a fatigued Sale battled through 10 hits in eight innings... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - White Sox don't score enough, it winds up not mattering

Instant Rationalization - White Sox don't score enough, it winds up not mattering
Luis Mendoza isn’t a starter the Royals planned on (or hoped to) relying on heavily this season. He throws low 90′s, he’ll hang his slurvy breaking pitch too much, and while he’s been a decent space-filler this year, the 6.14 career ERA going into Sunday made him probably not the best guy to matchup with... Read more »
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Instant Rationalization - The White Sox don't really hate Mother's Day, it just seems like they do

Instant Rationalization - The White Sox don't really hate Mother's Day, it just seems like they do
Matt Thornton was all set to be the scapegoat of this game, and it would be hard to argue it wasn’t justified.  Our culture might be overeager to focus on, quick, decisive individual failures rather than slow, agonizing collectives ones, but Thornton really made himself rather noticeable by single-handedly putting the go-ahead runner on base,... Read more »