Tag: orlando hudson

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 »

So now the White Sox have a Youkilis

So now the White Sox have a Youkilis
On Sunday afternoon, the White Sox traded for a 33 year-old 3rd basemen hitting .233/.315/.377 on the season, who’s been frequently of injured of recent.  And yet, the trade for this Kevin Youkilis character is being hailed as a great win for the Sox, and one of Kenny Williams’ best moves in recent memory. For... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - This pitcher's duel doesn't sting

Instant Rationalization - This pitcher's duel doesn't sting
Going into the 10th inning without knowing where the scoring is coming from is a familiar, and unwelcome feeling for the South siders. For the second straight Sunday, the White Sox couldn’t deliver Jose Quintana a win after eight shutout frames, as Milwaukee fill-in starter Michael Fiers stepped in from the bullpen and baffled White... Read more »
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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 »

Attendance kvetching

Attendance kvetching
The Cubs and Sox just finished up playing the worst-attended 3-game set of the Crosstown series that U.S. Cellular Field has ever hosted–95,808 total fans. That’s already not great sounding, but the Crosstown series carries a reputation of being the one series the Sox should always be able to sell out.  By that measure, clocking in at the... 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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Instant Rationalization - White Sox waste Peavy's gem, opportunities against Wood, division lead

Instant Rationalization - White Sox waste Peavy's gem, opportunities against Wood, division lead
Monday night’s blowout was awful, for sure, but it was also a sly attempt to sneak in a Zach Stewart start, against Matt Garza of all people.  It should not have worked, and did not come close to working. Tuesday was the inverse, Jake Peavy vs. Travis Wood offered an extremely favorable pitching match-up, both... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was: 6/11-6/17 - At least all those games they lost were to good teams

White Sox Week That Was: 6/11-6/17 - At least all those games they lost were to good teams
Last year, there was a clear narrative to every White Sox week.  They were a good pitching team, constantly being betrayed by a every other element of the roster. This season is more muddled.  The offense is firmly in the top 3 in the AL, the pitching staff for all it’s troubles is above-average, and... Read more »

Morning notes: New players, better than the old players

Morning notes: New players, better than the old players
The White Sox have agreed to terms with their backflipping 1st round pick OF Courtney Hawkins for the full bonus allotment for his draft slot.  The deal is not official until Hawkins passes his physical, which might explain why Courtney tweeted this: For the record I have not signed any type of paper work or anything... Read more »
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Instant Rationalization - Peavy one-upped by Lynn

Instant Rationalization - Peavy one-upped by Lynn
It took a while to notice that Jake Peavy was having a good game Wednesday night.  He sat around the 89-91 range, Carlos Beltran tagged for him a massive solo home run in the 3rd inning, and he barely escaped that frame without further damage. Also there was Cardinals starter Lance Lynn. Whereas Peavy merely... Read more »