Posts tagged "New York Yankees"

Your White Sox playoff rooting interests

Your White Sox playoff rooting interests
One might be so bold as to suggest, that this post is a week or so late, since the divisional round just completed.  But that is nonsense. No one needed my suggestion or influence to latch on to the noble, hopeless causes of the Oakland A’s or the Baltimore Orioles.  That’s just second nature for... Read more »

Home run dependency and learning not to care

Home run dependency and learning not to care
I am particularly disappointed that information regarding what percentage of team runs are scored via home runs is not readily available.  Printed clearly and in sortable charts for my easy use would be best.  Alas, it is not, but I can tell you that the White Sox have scored 298 of their 657 runs in... Read more »

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 »
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6th starters, assemble!

6th starters, assemble!
It’s just another day in bizarro-land, where Jake Peavy and Chris Sale sit 1-2 for the White Sox team lead in innings, and middle rotation members struggle to keep all of their muscles in working order.  At present, the following issues are at the forefront. Gavin Floyd underwent an MRI on his right elbow Thursday that... Read more »

The latest ode to Sale

The latest ode to Sale
Chris Sale has long since exhausted his quota of coming out parties.  The All-Star Game appearance, the 15-strikeout game in Tampa, and the White Sox burgeoning national relevance have allowed him to be properly recognized and feared by the outside world. But still, Sale’s Wednesday night outing was his first against the Yankees, and happened... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Youk's revenge

Instant Rationalization - Youk's revenge
Surely, at some point during the approximately 735 games the Red Sox played against the Yankees during Kevin Youkilis’ tenure in Boston, something was done to inspire his undying hatred toward the pinstripes.   The Yankees have a naturally infuriating way about them.  But it probably came during some turgid, four-hour long marathon between the... Read more »
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Instant Rationalization - Homer hands

Instant Rationalization - Homer hands
It’s unclear how this game will be remembered, what with the intense conflicts, wild emotional swings, incompetent play, and the multiple interweaving narratives of an Inarritu film. Here’s a synopsis Initial Plot – Gavin Floyd rocked by hellish control problems.  Walks four, hits another, doesn’t make it out of the third, but somehow only gives... Read more »

The home stretch looms

The home stretch looms
There are just 52 games left on the White Sox regular season schedule, compared to 50 for the Detroit Tigers.  While the Sox only have a one-game advantage in the division, that lead is entirely composed of the two extra games the Tigers have played and lost. The White Sox play their 111th and 112th... Read more »

A trade of great concern

A trade of great concern
Ultimately, in a baseball season, a team has to worry about themselves.  Get to 90 wins, then start worrying about standings and divisional strength. Monday night was all about righting the ship against the Twins; Bad Gavin stumbled through six positively garish-looking innings, but the offense stirred to life and toppled a familiar tormentor in... Read more »
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Dayan's 9th inning 3-R HR wins it in the Bronx

Stealing isn’t noted for the spiritual satisfaction it provides in other areas of life, but in sports, and with victories, there’s hardly anything better. The White Sox had been unable to get the big hit to capitalize off of all the baserunners they got on Ivan Nova all game, so when they were spared the... Read more »