Tag: U.S. Cellular Field

Kevin Youkilis really likes his new digs

Kevin Youkilis really likes his new digs
It’s been easy to spot Kevin Youkilis exchanging polite celebratory handshakes with Adam Dunn at home plate.  The man who has only eclipsed 20 home runs twice in a season already has 11 in 203 White Sox plate appearances. See if you can spot the big factor in his success with his new team… Youk’s... 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 »

Dayan and information

Dayan and information
I generally have tried to avoid worrying about Dayan Viciedo. He’s young, and raw, and the potential is there, and the kinks are only going to be worked out with time if they get worked out at all.  All of the projections had him shaking out to around league-average at the end of it all,... 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 »

Morning notes: Uncomfortably large divisional lead edition

Morning notes: Uncomfortably large divisional lead edition
Now that the Indians have sank down to .500 after being swept in New York–which is somewhat troubling since that’s where the next series is–the White Sox are up in the AL Central by two and a half games.  That margin ties June 3rd for the biggest lead they’ve held all season, which seems small,... Read more »

Orlando Hudson can be accountable

Orlando Hudson can be accountable
From JJ: “I f***ed it up,” Hudson snapped after going 0-4 with a key error as the Sox lost 2-1 to the Cubs Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field. “I lost the game for [Peavy], that’s it. The man threw a hell of a game, I lost it for him. Point blank. Case closed. We lost.... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was: 6/4-6/10 - A regrettable stretch

White Sox Week That Was: 6/4-6/10 - A regrettable stretch
“It’s baseball,” Konerko said. “You catch teams in different moments during the season, a series here and there. There’s a lot of parity in the game now. I don’t read too much into that.” -a quote from Paul Konerko stuffed at the end of Dave Van Dyck’s article on Philip Humber There’s truth to that,... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Rios, Hudson, bullpen, steer the Sox away from sweep

Instant Rationalization - Rios, Hudson, bullpen, steer the Sox away from sweep
So long that it ends in a win, every game can be thought of as a fun little ride, with all of the various disconcerting things that occurred a long the way just being the set up to an inevitable happy ending. Jake Peavy walked five, and needed 117 pitches to make it through six... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Nice try, Jose

Instant Rationalization - Nice try, Jose
The fourth test of whether or not Jose Quintana’s vast array of 92 mph fastballs could make it through a major league lineup multiple times went as well as the other three. Sure, he only had one strikeout. Sure, he looked eminently hittable all night and depended on incredible defense from Orlando Hudson and multiple... Read more »
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Instant Rationalization - Indians, Floyd's struggles, all covered up by an ocean of runs

Instant Rationalization - Indians, Floyd's struggles, all covered up by an ocean of runs
A piping hot Memorial Day weekend has transformed U.S. Cellular Field into a launching pad, the White Sox offense into a juggernaut, and yesterday it turned two of the AL’s best starters into tomato cans. So what real chance did struggling hurlers Gavin Floyd and Ubaldo Jimenez have? Floyd continued the erratic pitching that marred... Read more »