Tag: Will Ohman

Delayed Rationalization - Sick 6th sinks Sox' shot at sweep

Delayed Rationalization - Sick 6th sinks Sox' shot at sweep
Huge leads aren’t really typical of the White Sox approach, and after Tuesday afternoon fans may grow to have a healthy distrust of them altogether. With the offense having finally gotten to Tigers’ starter Max Scherzer in their already third matchup of the season, and de-facto ace Jake Peavy on the hill staked to a... Read more »

Robin Ventura wants to use his bench; if only he had one

Robin Ventura wants to use his bench; if only he had one
It’s generally misguided to critique the performance of bench players.  If they were capable of solid performance, they would have regular jobs.  Still, this, doesn’t look like much to work with. *wRC+ is a measure of the hitter’s ability to produce runs compared to league average.  A score of 100 would indicate that a player... Read more »

Too wild

Too wild
In Wednesday’s 6-3 loss to the Indians, Philip Humber continued to pay back the fates for the great control he was blessed with during his perfect game.  He lacked command and control for the second straight start and walked a career-high six batters. Through it all, Humber was just a misplay by Beckham and a hanging... Read more »
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Instant Rationalization - Red Sox bludgeon America's Sweetheart, White Sox

Instant Rationalization - Red Sox bludgeon America's Sweetheart, White Sox
It was wondered whether the combination of moving forward from the cathartic punch of a perfect game, spending the week dealing with frenzied press coverage and the birth of his child, and transitioning from facing a crappy offense in a brilliant pitcher’s park to facing a good offense in a band box might have some... Read more »

Not Quite Instant Rationalization - Sox sucked into maelstrom of horrors, fall to A's in 14 innings

Not Quite Instant Rationalization - Sox sucked into maelstrom of horrors, fall to A's in 14 innings
The White Sox exceeded the time I had allotted to watch and write about the game this afternoon, then exceeded the pain tolerance of every unfortunate viewer still remaining.  It looked like Sale would be the second hard-luck losing starter in as many nights, but that wasn’t quite in the cards. After Konerko tied the... Read more »

The White Sox are who they are, and today you can't complain

The White Sox are who they are, and today you can't complain
Amid all the hubbub about it being a new year, and Robin Ventura emphasizing extra practice, and not giving off overt signs of not caring, one might expect an effective White Sox team to be the product of a complete transformation.  If they beat Detroit, perhaps they’d beat them 15-14, with Beckham and Dunn hitting... Read more »
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Looking for sources of hope on the roster

Looking for sources of hope on the roster
Lo and behold, the White Sox are a winning ballclub. Thanks to their old friend, the long ball, the Sox defeated the Indians 10-6 on Wednesday afternoon despite forecasts for snow and other Cleveland-related weather maladies. As John Danks’ control took the early flight back home, for the first time the Sox deviated from what... Read more »

White Sox Season Preview - Bullpen

White Sox Season Preview - Bullpen
Ready or not, it’s time to assess how the 2012 White Sox bullpen can be expected to perform. This post will go up no sooner than March 30th, and it is likely that a complete understanding of who will possess each role will not be revealed for a few days yet. Still, think of all... Read more »

Closer Intrigue?

Closer Intrigue?
Jesse Crain had a successful bullpen session this weekend, and is scheduled to return to making regular outings after missing two weeks with a strained oblique.  It seems like he’ll recover in time to be ready for the start of the season, which is good if you don’t like unproven organizational arms snagging Opening Day... Read more »
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How are they doing?: Taking a look at meaningless Spring Training numbers

Did you want a rundown of the first-week Spring Training performance of every player I could think of?  Well, here it is.  Click the title to read at Southside Showdown.