Posts tagged "zack greinke"

Morning notes: White Sox will give this 'winning streak' thing a try

Morning notes: White Sox will give this 'winning streak' thing a try
A casual glance at the standings gives the impression that something like a crucial August series is taking place this weekend.  The Angels–still a heavy favorite to end their season in October with a wild card berth safely in tow–head into town fresh off a split with the Rangers where their bullpen allowed 11 runs... Read more »

Morning M*A*S*H* Unit

Morning M*A*S*H* Unit
A return to a tie for 1st place combined with a return to form from Captain Mufasa himself and an upcoming Wednesday afternoon date with Nick Blackburn offers a host of immediate delights for White Sox fans. The White Sox plane crashed into the mountain this past weekend, and now two days, two wins, six... Read more »

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 »
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Chris Sale-Zack Greinke pitcher's duel

Some perhaps would not include a game where the Sox offense was shutout over 10 innings on a list of their greatest moments.  But while the lineup was getting overpowered by an entirely worthy foe in former Cy Young winner Zack Greinke, Chris Sale was matching him blow for blow over eight shutout innings of... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Possibly the best pitcher's duel of the season goes the wrong way

Everyone finally got the pitching duel they were hoping to see last Friday, as Chris Sale squared off against Zack Greinke. Sale was at his very best, hitting as high as 96 mph, working in a change-up and two different versions of his slider. The only instance in which he found himself in real trouble... Read more »

Morning notes - Happy Chris Sale Day

Morning notes - Happy Chris Sale Day
For the second-straight Friday, Chris Sale will square off against one the best pitchers in the National League, this time it being Zack Greinke of the Milwaukee Brewers. Hopefully this goes better than last week’s showdown against Clayton Kershaw, where both hurlers struggled as the game spiraled into a discombobulated slugfest.  Sale in particular seemed... Read more »
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We still have a ways to go

We still have a ways to go
Justin Verlander captured the AL MVP award on Monday, and it’s hard to argue with the top-boss of starting pitchers in the league capturing the prize because, well, the criteria is not set up for anyone to be objectively dismissed. It would at least be nice if Verlander represented a departure from the archaic thinking... Read more »