Posts tagged "phil humber"

It wasn't even a remotely pleasant baseball season, but it was still a baseball season, and it's over

It wasn't even a remotely pleasant baseball season, but it was still a baseball season, and it's over
Welp, 79-83.  A destination reached thanks a 3-2 loss to the Blue Jays achieved in familiarly awful fashion. I’ve written a few ‘this loss really summed up this crappy season!” posts, and I’m starting to feel they were unnecessary and obvious.  Of course those losses felt familiar, the White Sox lose the same way all the... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was 9/12-9/18 - If the games don't matter, why bother winning any of them?

White Sox Week That Was 9/12-9/18 - If the games don't matter, why bother winning any of them?
The White Sox playoff chances were shot in the chest and thrown into a meat locker two weeks ago, so the exact purpose of their remaining slate of games isn’t the easiest thing to pin down. Should they play youngsters with reckless abandon, and focus on figuring out the 2012 starting lineup?  Should they passionately... Read more »

Stewart and Axelrod are great stories, under the right circumstances

Stewart and Axelrod are great stories, under the right circumstances
Zach Stewart’s near-perfect game in Minnesota and Dylan Axelrod solid start against Detroit were the type of small, pleasing moments for the fans that are still around to be had in the September doldrums.  Just a couple guys with mediocre stuff making the most of the opportunities having a pointless month of games offers So... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was 8/15-8/21 - Heaven can wait, and Hell's too far to go

White Sox Week That Was 8/15-8/21 - Heaven can wait, and Hell's too far to go
This is a long one, but it’s compartmentalized, so it’s easy to read in sections Three weeks ago, after the White Sox did a split for the week, it was plainly obvious that they were still firmly entrenched in the AL Central hunt and showed flashes of a higher level of play.  Being an ornery cuss,... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was 8/8-8/14 - Good week, in need of a great week

White Sox Week That Was 8/8-8/14 - Good week, in need of a great week
Handed 7 games against the Sad and Hopeless and the Optimistic but Currently Enfeebled, the White Sox performed their required duty of winning most of the time.  Hooray, pass the Courvoisier. They even went so far as to win both series of the week, taking 3 out of 4 from the last-place Orioles, then recovering... Read more »

Guest Spot on Oral Sox Podcast

Adam and Jeff of the Oral Sox Podcast were kind enough to have me on for a bit to discuss the team’s mini-comeback of late, Alex Rios’ mini-resurgence, the mini-problem of Omar Vizquel, and why I’m a mini-curmudgeon about Zach Stewart. They get a bit bawdier than I do on here, so be a little... Read more »
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I thought the six-man rotation was for when you have too many GOOD starters...

I thought the six-man rotation was for when you have too many GOOD starters...
Zach Stewart was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte after Friday night’s game with the express purpose of starting Saturday night in Minnesota, pushing back Jake Peavy to Sunday after he threw 115 pitches on Monday. Brian Bruney was DFA’d to make room, and despite his many intangible attributes, his ERA had recently ballooned to 6.86.  That along... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was 7/25-7/31 - Now there are six less games

White Sox Week That Was 7/25-7/31 - Now there are six less games
The White Sox went 3-3 on the week, which isn’t so bad.  Especially considering the fact that the competition was two division-leaders in Detroit and Boston, and that .500 is the rendezvous point where all-three AL Central contenders gather to share iced teas and the day’s gossip. Still, two games under .500 and four back... Read more »

All-Star Game completed - No White Sox players accidentally decapitated

All-Star Game completed - No White Sox players accidentally decapitated
This year’s All-Star game shone with promise for the boys on the South Side for one simple reason: No pitchers.  Because as any experienced baseball watcher knows; pitchers can only ruin things. Phil Humber was devoured by piranhas last week, making him ineligible to be added to the AL roster, and helping the Sox avoid... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was 7/4-7/10 - Small failures, emblematic of a larger failure

White Sox Week That Was 7/4-7/10 - Small failures, emblematic of a larger failure
This week brought a critical divisional homestand versus the Royals and Twins.  It offered a chance to improve the team’s divisional record, a chance to go into the All-Star break on a good note, and more tangibly a chance to go into the break well over .500.  Hell, when the Sox started the week they... Read more »