Posts tagged "Seattle Mariners"

Farewell, Jim Joyce umpiring crew

Farewell, Jim Joyce umpiring crew
In the past two games, we’ve been treated to… Lance Barrett’s weakness for Blake Beaven’s outside breaking balls Barrett ejecting A.J. Pierzynski while he was still in his crouch on Saturday.  Although, with the words Pierzynski used post-ejection, Barret might have dealt with some grief beforehand. Jim Joyce inserting himself into the dispute between Ventura... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Your typical White Sox comeback victory

Instant Rationalization - Your typical White Sox comeback victory
The White Sox have come back to win 34 of their 69 victories. Almost half. Crazy. — Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) August 25, 2012 That was after Friday night, so now it’s a perfect split.  Per the playbook of the first two nights of the Yankees series, the Sox spent the first inning trying to play... Read more »

Saturday smatterings

Saturday smatterings
The White Sox can still beat the Mariners (22 out of the last 26), so in some degree, the status quo remains alive and well, in spite of last night. The completion of the supersonic mega-deal between the Dodgers and Red Sox has the baseball word aflutter.  The Red Sox sent a quater of a... Read more »
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Instant Rationalization - Sox win, I guess

Instant Rationalization - Sox win, I guess
There were nine innings in this game.  Nine of them.  All of these innings matter equally–in that no inning is statistically more significant than the other–but in a one-game situation, they don’t.  Innings become what you make of them. The first eight innings were dominated by the White Sox.  Peavy threw seven quality, walk-free frames,... Read more »

Morning notes: The Mariner menace looms

Morning notes: The Mariner menace looms
The White Sox were swept by the Royals, and responded by sweeping the Yankees.  With that, my general avoidance of individual game previews is validated.  The Sox are more likely to beat good teams than they are to beat bad teams, and more likely to beat bad pitchers than they are to beat good pitchers.... 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 »
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A bullpen turns its lonely eyes to Jesse Crain

A bullpen turns its lonely eyes to Jesse Crain
Even before Thursday night’s dull thud, the White Sox bullpen was already pretty comfortably the third-worst group in the American League.  Their 3.92 ERA was third-worst, their adjusted-for-ballpark ERA was third-worst, their adjusted xFIP was third-worst. One could quibble about how the A’s are pitching way above their peripherals, or how the Orioles are doomed... Read more »

Philip Humber's perfect game

Prior to his perfect game, Humber’s career was marked by big expectations, injuries, and disappointing performance.  Since the perfect game, it’s been well-stuffed with the same. Not to minimize his development under Don Cooper since coming to the White Sox, but now there will always be video documentation of Humber at his true apex–with his... Read more »

Morning notes: Still just watching the Viciedo home run video on repeat

Morning notes: Still just watching the Viciedo home run video on repeat
In case you missed it… Viciedo turned around a high fastball for his 14th home run of the season, and gave the White Sox a 4-3 lead they would cling to for a series-opening win in New York Thursday night.  It was a pretty great moment.  You almost wish there wasn’t a game every day,... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was: 5/28-6/3 - This week's episode features lots of wins

White Sox Week That Was: 5/28-6/3 - This week's episode features lots of wins
For the most part, the White Sox spent the week riding the hot streak that last weekend’s emphatic offensive demolition of then-1st place Cleveland kickstarted. Floyd has been terrible, Danks is hurt, Philip Humber has an ERA over 5.00, and the one loss this week featured 10 runs being allowed to the Seattle Mariners, whose offense... Read more »