Posts tagged "Max Scherzer"

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 »

Delayed Rationalization - A bad time to be completely uncompetitive

The White Sox really only needed to drag out one win from this high-tension series with Detroit to stay somewhat comfortably ahead.  Even bad teams can muster up winning efforts one out of three times, but such adages don’t apply to games like Saturday night. There was nothing of note coming from the vistors’ dugout,... Read more »

Here comes that showdown with Detroit you've heard so much about

Here comes that showdown with Detroit you've heard so much about
The Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox start  the first of their two remaining head-to-head series Friday, after each spent the last week kinda killing the buzz of the whole affair. Not killing the buzz for us, obviously.  You the reader–who is either a hyper-partisan Sox fan or at least reading understanding that the target audience... Read more »
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Morning notes: Youkilis edition

Morning notes: Youkilis edition
The Kevin Youkilis 90-day free trial started Monday, and somewhat uneventfully ended with a 1 for 4 night at the plate, and basic competence in the field.  Seeing as the two big red flags with Youkilis have been declining power and a death spiral in his strikeout rate, three grounders and one fly out isn’t... Read more »

Delayed Rationalization - Sick 6th sinks Sox' shot at sweep

Delayed Rationalization - Sick 6th sinks Sox' shot at sweep
Huge leads aren’t really typical of the White Sox approach, and after Tuesday afternoon fans may grow to have a healthy distrust of them altogether. With the offense having finally gotten to Tigers’ starter Max Scherzer in their already third matchup of the season, and de-facto ace Jake Peavy on the hill staked to a... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was: 5/7-5/13 - Up and down, black and white

White Sox Week That Was: 5/7-5/13 - Up and down, black and white
I can’t find the exact quote, but a player made a comment during SoxFest about the most frustrating part of last season being the inability of the team to sustain a stretch of good play.  After all, he longest winning streak of the 2011 season was five. While the Sox have plenty of time to... Read more »
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Instant Rationalization - Dunn's heroics blast away a dreary afternoon

Instant Rationalization - Dunn's heroics blast away a dreary afternoon
The first seven innings of Saturday’s afternoon showdown in Detroit served as a reminder that the White Sox have an odd inability to hit Max Scherzer that the rest of baseball lacks. It also figured to serve as a coronation that Gavin Floyd is this year’s Sox pitcher that his offense refuses to support. But... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was - 4/23-4/29: Great beginning and ending to a terrible, terrible story

White Sox Week That Was - 4/23-4/29: Great beginning and ending to a terrible, terrible story
This week, sandwiched in between two dominant pitching performances by Jake Peavy and Gavin Floyd, was a brutal five game losing streak that saw the Sox dragged back to the rest of the AL Central (we get to say that!) and get shutout twice. Those shutouts also featured dominant pitching performances from Jake Peavy and Gavin... Read more »

White Sox home opener will start their greatest challenge of the season

White Sox home opener will start their greatest challenge of the season
The past two years, the White Sox have been really good about getting off to a promising and encouraging start.  In both 2010 and 2011, the first game of the year was a showdown with a Cleveland Indians team that seemed more or less unconvinced that Spring Training had ended, and was violently dispatched to the... Read more »
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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 »