First Pitch: White Sox at Rangers

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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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a-t

Getting BABIPed early it seems.

I don’t love the idea of putting maybe the worst defensive outfield trio in the majors behind a fly ball pitcher in a rather cavernous outfield.

Adam

Especially since I’d swear the Rangers are actively targeting Andrew Vaughn. Outside of 1 Pollock fly ball in the 9th yesterday I can’t remember any other outfielders in play.

Adam

Kopech looking nasty tonight! How about some runs now to make it easy

soxfan

If Miles Teller doesn’t star in the Dane Dunning biopic there is no justice.

Nellie Fox

Hey I have an idea, move grandahl to 2nd spot, lets sit Robert and Harrison, lets play Garcia and continue playing moncada . Just can’t make this shit up. Slap me hard, this is a frickin nightmare.

Augusto Barojas

If Tony is managing next year, unless they make some unbelievably cool and surprising offseason moves, this team will simply not be worth watching next year either.

Adam

I was curious, the worst any team has done this year in Texas for a series of at least 3 games is 10 runs. It was the Nationals and it was 3 games. Any 4 game series goes 12-16-20 runs, in that range.

We’re at 4 through 21 innings at bat. Can we get to 10 runs?

HouseOfTheRisingSox

Not looking like it

upnorthsox

Can you score 6 runs without hitting it out of the infield?

Nellie Fox

Leave this sweatball kopech in for another hitter and it will be bad

upnorthsox

4IP and we’ve hit 1 ball out of the infield. 7 ground balls.

Adam

1 infield single through 4 innings vs Dunning. Pathetic

Nellie Fox

Can Ruiz throw 60′-6″

Augusto Barojas

Unless they come back and win tonight, the Sox will need to win tomorrow to avoid going 6-6 in these 12 games against Colorado, Oakland, KC, and Texas. Strong.

upnorthsox

5IP and we are up to 2 balls out of the infield, woohoo!!
9 ground balls.

Adam

According to the announcers:

Oller threw a great game
Lynch great game
Ragans great game
Otto great game
Dunning great game

I wonder what kind of parlay odds you could get of all these guys throwing a great game on any team not us

upnorthsox

It’s……historic

upnorthsox

6IP and 2 balls out of the infield. 12 ground balls.

upnorthsox

7IP and only 2 balls out of the infield. This is getting monotonous.
13 ground balls.

soxygen

Sometimes we just need to bear witness. But since you are doing it so well, I might go ahead and switch to another MLB game…

Last edited 3 months ago by soxygen
BuehrleMan

Len Kaspar (with Stoney’s help) calmly explaining how La Russa is being smart not to use any high leverage relievers in this game and how its a good thing because we might need them tomorrow.

Yeah, thanks for that fellas.

Augusto Barojas

It’s a great strategy to lose by 8 runs to save their best bullpen arms. Shrewd.

Kelly Wunsch N' Munch

To think going into this season some had this team with World Series aspirations!? How’s that looking? Lol! Too many with their rose-colored glasses on. What an embarrassment. Just sad.

Kelly Wunsch N' Munch

I’d still love to be proven wrong just to clarify. I’d happily eat a large serving of crow.

As Cirensica

I have seen boring games, and believe me, there has been a lot this year, but this one takes the top.

Adam

There have been many boring. This one’s to the infuriating column for me. Terrible plan/approach as always.

Nobody works a count, spoils the pitchers pitch. It’s always well he’s around the zone so we have to swing at everything. Weak contact. It’s a broken record but I don’t think this team lacks heart. They lack intelligence and maturity. As hitters. Abreus got it. Unfortunately he’s the only one.

charlie

Working a count is simply about not swinging at bad ones.
Sometimes the best pitch you get is the first one and you’ve gotta be ready to drill it. The Sox idea of working a count is taking strikes, falling behind then swinging at the bad ones

upnorthsox

What gets tiring is them fouling back pitches right down the middle over and over, it’s been like this all fricken year.

As Cirensica

Putting the slowest runner in baseball and one of the wotst hitters in baseball hitting 2nd is one of the most idiotic things LaClown has done. That’s saying something.

BuehrleMan

Oh, come on its not that boring. What about those handbags between Grandal and Smith at the end of the 7th inning? That was pretty exciting. And don’t forget about that hit by Moncada in the 2nd inning. That was fantastic.

Foulkelore

You weren’t enthralled by their one hit tonight through 8? Next game, maybe their one hit can make it out of the infield to excite us all.

roke1960

My sons and I flew out for the game today. That was absolutely the most pathetic offensive performance this year. This team is a reflection of their manager. An utter disgrace. And unfortunately we’ll be there tomorrow too.

As Cirensica

I hope they win, and you and your sons have a good time

upnorthsox

And the side strikes out in the 8th, so now they can’t even get it to the infield let alone out of it.
I’ll leave the rest to Jim’s recap but for now it’s 2 balls out of the infield, 13 ground balls and 9 strikeouts.

BuehrleMan

Two out nine run rally in the 9th! Here we go!

BuehrleMan

Maybe not.

Nuts.

Foulkelore

Almost!

upnorthsox

Yaz decided to breakup the infield fun but not the shutout. In other action, Cleveland won and the Twins are winning 5-2. Was nice to be in 2nd place for almost 24 hours.