First Pitch: White Sox at Giants

TV: NBC Sports Chicago

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Jim Margalus
Jim Margalus

Writing about the White Sox for a 16th season, first here, then at South Side Sox, and now here again. Let’s talk curling.

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vanillablue

Live report! It’s cold.
Gavin Sheets and the Oracle Park right field could be a bad combination.

As Cirensica

Leury with a strike out in first at bat, but who looks at the results anyway?

Last edited 5 months ago by As Cirensica
Foulkelore

Of course, Lynn holds up his windup on a timeout and now might be hurt.

Foulkelore

Well, he stayed in, so hopefully he’s ok.

vanillablue

Wasn’t limping coming off the field, fwiw.

Foulkelore

It’s useful to have a live eye witness.

Foulkelore

This team loves hitting ground balls so very much.

vanillablue

Four straight line drives now

vanillablue

Gotta have Leury bat there, of course.

As Cirensica

Brutal

As Cirensica

Joliet Orange Sox

Moncada flew out with an EV of 101.9 mph that traveled 396 ft and had a xBA of 0.820.

Moncada also grounded out with an EV of 108.0 mph with an xBA of 0.500.

I say that’s encouraging. Others say it’s just two outs. I think if you hit enough balls with EV over 100 mph the hits will come.

As Cirensica

Just 3 hits. One by Leury. Pathetic offense.

As Cirensica

Why the fuck pinch run Vaughn? With Burger?!?

vanillablue

Yes, what was that all about? Now Vaughn is out in a scoreless game.

As Cirensica

If there were 1 out…maybe, but with 2 outs? This 3D chess stuff is too complicated.

LuBob DuRob

Dumb.

Foulkelore

Time for old high leverage Tanner Banks against the top of the order.

Foulkelore

Hmmm, I tried posted a comment, and it said it was waiting for approval and didn’t post (there was nothing obscene). Basically, I was complaining about Tanner Banks in this high leverage situation.

Foulkelore

Whew, he got the job done.

Right Size Wrong Shape

That happened to me the other day. I emailed Jim and he said it just went to spam for no reason and he was able to put it through. No problems since then.

vanillablue

Ugh. That’s a homer for Abreu in most parks.

Joliet Orange Sox

Woulditdong says it would’ve been a homer in 11 of 30 parks.

Last edited 5 months ago by Joliet Orange Sox
Right Size Wrong Shape

We’re rounding up here.

Or we’re including more than just MLB parks. 384 feet is a homer at a lot of little league parks.

Right Size Wrong Shape

Or what if it’s one of those old-timers games where they move the fences in? There are many factors to take into account.

Foulkelore

I believe in Jim’s article today he mentioned Abreu keeps hitting the ball to the deepest part of the park. There’s another one.

As Cirensica

This park….any part is the deepest part

Foulkelore

Unless a lefty pulls the ball just fair – pretty shallow right field near the foul pole.

vanillablue

No. I mean, just no. And this after TLR burned Burger pinch running?

vanillablue

(This is about having Leury bat…)

vanillablue

Hahahaha he’ll start every game for the rest of the season now

Foulkelore

Well, it will be cool to see pigs flying around.

denman

The legend comes through as expected. Thank God Tony had him in the line up

Last edited 5 months ago by denman
LuBob DuRob

Mr. Clutch!

As Cirensica

Now we will have Leury for 7 games straight

Right Size Wrong Shape

I mean, did you watch his at bats?

Foulkelore

But results don’t matter, so maybe not?

Right Size Wrong Shape

Well, Tony’s processes are unimpeachable, so who am I to judge?

a-t

If this clutch Leury hit sparks a strong run of play, Tony will never let the fans hear the goddamn end of it.

Yoan lookin better though. Need him

Right Size Wrong Shape

I’m willing to take the trade-off there regarding Leury.

Joliet Orange Sox

I heard Chuck Garfien say “Let’s hear from Tony La Russa.” and I dived across the room to get the remote and turn off the TV. I’m neither young not athletic so it wasn’t graceful and I may have injured myself but it was worth it to not hear what I expect was TLR in peak jackass form.

Last edited 5 months ago by Joliet Orange Sox
Right Size Wrong Shape

Typical Sox fan, pulling up lame on a routine play. Now we’re going to hear that you’re okay, just resting for a few days, until you get retroactively put on the IL next week.

As Cirensica

You are in White Sox form.

Nellie Fox

Sorry, did not see the game but heard Larissa comments after that great players get great hits, I lost it. The love affair with a .180 hitter in July is enough to vomit.