Posts tagged "miguel cabrera"

A bad time for reality to set in

A bad time for reality to set in
Some of the raw horror of the White Sox five-game losing streak has been blunted by Detroit forsaking a chance to take a division lead, and getting swept out of a doubleheader by the Twins.  It’s hard to figure out how the Sox will ever win another game at this rate, but maybe they won’t... Read more »

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 »

If the Twins are just going to defend Adam Dunn wrong...

Perhaps you’ve noticed this, but no points taken off if you haven’t–teams have been defending Adam Dunn in a very specific way in the infield.  They’re featuring a shift.  I could describe it, but the Baltimore Orioles could just demonstrate it. The 2nd basemen is playing a sort of ‘Short Right Field’ position, the shortstop... Read more »
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Self-parody

Self-parody
Old habits and horror movie villains both die hard.  This weekend was a stern reminder of both adages, as the White Sox suffered yet another late-season humiliation at the hands of their top divisional competition. In 2010, they entered a crucial mid-August series in Minnesota three games back of the Twins and in the middle... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Division lead swept away

If you wanted to pick a pitching matchup for the White Sox to jump on and grab the one win they needed to leave town with a two-game AL Central lead…it wouldn’t be the one with Justin Verlander in it. Fear of the reigning AL MVP subsided momentarily when Alejandro De Aza led off Sunday’s... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Humber bombed, other elements of the game made irrelevant

Instant Rationalization - Humber bombed, other elements of the game made irrelevant
Like a horror movie villan, the bad, long ball-addicted 2012 version of Philip Humber attacks at any time, and without warning.  And just because he appeared to have been banished to the next world a few days ago, doesn’t he mean he’s ever really gone. After Humber had spent a month on the disabled list... Read more »
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Instant Rationalization - Peavy is punished for his faux pas

Instant Rationalization - Peavy is punished for his faux pas
With a pitching matchup of Justin Verlander vs. Jake Peavy, scoring opportunities were doomed to be limited in the opener of this crucial divisional showdown. The early innings were marked with promising offensive work, as the Sox actually had runners to strand, and Alejandro De Aza clubbed a two-run homer in the 3rd to stake... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was: 5/14-5/20 - The Cubs' series makes everything look better

White Sox Week That Was: 5/14-5/20 - The Cubs' series makes everything look better
The 5-2 record the White Sox managed this past week is right up there with the best performance they’ve managed all season.  The weekend triumph against the Cubs was the first three-game sweep since they bested the Mariners on April 20-22nd. A dominant stretch against the crosstown team covered up a disappointing moment where the... 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 »
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Instant Rationalization - Bizarro World: White Sox beat Tigers in most improbable ways

Instant Rationalization - Bizarro World: White Sox beat Tigers in most improbable ways
It’s not often that a team wins a game when its starting pitcher gets knocked out after just three innings.  It’s also pretty rare for a sub-.200 hitter to lead a comeback that saw his season RBI count nearly doubled in one game.  And yet, both happened Monday night as the White Sox beat the... Read more »