Posts tagged "toronto blue jays"

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 »

Rising and falling relievers

Rising and falling relievers
In order to spare him a tough matchup in an inning that had already been through a rough start, Addison Reed replaced Matt Thornton in the bottom of the 8th Tuesday night, and ended the evening with a quite rare four-out save. The interplay brought both relievers’ ERA’s to 3.83 on the season, which is... Read more »

Loose threads

Sometimes a game doesn’t offer a clear, unifying narrative upon which to craft an entire post around, but merely a smattering of disparate thoughts. - The White Sox lost to the Blue Jays 3-2 in 11 innings Monday night, while the Tigers had a miserable old time in Minnesota and lost 9-3.  Nights where the... Read more »
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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 »

O-Dog's walk-off

Walk-offs are walk-offs.  It doesn’t matter whether they come at the tail end of a miserable series against the Toronto Blue Jays, in a dreary game where multiple opportunities to score the decisive runs had already been squandered, off of a washed-up reliever who lent a sense of inevitability to the affair…it’s still a game-winning... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was: 7/2-7/8 - Splendid performance with little reward

White Sox Week That Was: 7/2-7/8 - Splendid performance with little reward
In what was perhaps the most impressive week of White Sox baseball all year, the South siders swept the best team in the AL, set aside their traditional woes against the Blue Jays, and came within one terribly-played slugfest on Sunday from a perfect week. For that, they increased their division lead just a single... Read more »
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How awful was the strike zone Sunday?

How awful was the strike zone Sunday?
The White Sox dropped their 1st half finale largely due to struggles to keep the ball in the yard.  They rationalized that Dylan Axelrod on short rest was their best contingency option–not necessarily wrong, but certainly unflattering–and were punished for the selection. Despite holding on to their best cards, the Sox nearly rallied back, but... Read more »

Delayed Rationalization: Sox win a pitcher's duel straight out of 2010

Delayed Rationalization: Sox win a pitcher's duel straight out of 2010
Both WSO recap writers were in attendance at today’s game, and Chris Lamberti is defending his dissertation in front of the Stonecutter’s Society, so the recap was delayed. Remember back in 2010 when Gavin Floyd was the best pitcher in baseball for a nearly two-month period?  Remember in early April of that year when an... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Multiple runs scored for Jake Peavy = Victory

Instant Rationalization - Multiple runs scored for Jake Peavy = Victory
The White Sox bats had ground out all of two runs of support for Jake Peavy in his last four starts (all losses), despite a 2.70 ERA during that time. Redemption is a long road, so while the Sox weren’t quite ready for the type of 19-run expression of devotion they recently laid at the... Read more »
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Afternoon notes: The Aaron Laffey menace looms

Afternoon notes: The Aaron Laffey menace looms
Aaron Laffey starts for the Toronto Blue Jays at U.S. Cellular Field Friday night, as a result of a rash of injuries to Toronto’s once promising starting rotation. The familiarity–and contempt–White Sox fans might have with Laffey stems from him spending 2007-10 skulking around the Cleveland Indians bullpen and making spot starts. He’s the soft-tossing... Read more »