First Pitch: White Sox at Royals

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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Liveox22

Classic. For pitches, two outs

Liveox22

Four. Siri is an idiot. Sorry, eight pitches and three outs

Foulkelore

Slick double play with Sosa part of it

Nellie Fox

Amazing moncada strikes out again… Getting to be a habit

Foulkelore

Why didn’t Abreu tag there?

dwjm3

He kinda fell down it was bizarre

This team has terrible base running instincts

Foulkelore

Yeah, I saw that on the replay. The number of different types of baserunning mistakes this year is quite the list.

soxygen

My brain is about to explode. Why is Sheets in RF instead of Engel with a lefty on the mound and Vaughn in LF? Does…not…compute…

Last edited 3 months ago by soxygen
dwjm3

Reverse splits

soxygen

Reverse splits don’t explain the two bad outfielders part

Right Size Wrong Shape

Vaughn in the field. Not good.

hellotowel

Feels like another low-scoring loss incoming. Sigh.

Adam

Hey Bubic is throwing an excellent game

And KC is playing incredible defense

And our xBa’s are really wonderful, it’s just bad luck

I think that covers 2022

Nellie Fox

Cueto is busting his ass again and same offense. Who the hell is the pitching coach?

Nellie Fox

Sorry, hitting coach

Foulkelore

You can remove the comma from that and have a completely different, yet still accurate, statement.

ChiSoxND12

They’re such a bad watch

ChiSoxND12

*except Johnny. Results have been great, but results be damned he’s just a joy

soxygen

He’s the most fun thing about 2022

Right Size Wrong Shape

Sosa looks pretty smooth out there.

As Cirensica

Ok…just jumping in to watch the game. I see Cueto getting the typical White Sox run support. Anything exciting I have missed?

As Cirensica

Alright….bases are loaded. Time for several runs

As Cirensica

Yeah baby.?. EV finally smiling to us

As Cirensica

Pinch running for Grandal was a no brainer, but…TLR

As Cirensica

Thankfully Matheney is as awful as Tony…we take the gift of the long hook

As Cirensica

Now Tony is repaying the favor.

Liveox22

Yep,
That was:

1. Lack of speed
2. Lack of interest. Fielder caught it on back foot. You have to try

Nellie Fox

Harrison gets a hit, larussa sits him tomorrow .

Nellie Fox

Now how does everyone think of moncada now? Error and cueto pays for it. Larussa should sit him for tomorrow and beyond

Liveox22

I don’t get the Moncada defenders. I know there isn’t much room on this forum for the eyeball test and anyone who expresses frustration without “data” are dismissed. In my humble opinion, he is physically gifted, but seems to either not care or has a low baseball IQ. It is time to sit him

Augusto Barojas

I don’t get the defenders of this team in general. It’s like they have not watched baseball the past year.

Nellie Fox

Give a team 5 outs and they will beat you every time.

Adam

False. Someone gave the white sox 5 outs in the last two weeks. I do think we got a guy to second base but no score.

Nellie Fox

Maybe so, but when the Sox got a man to second, was the next batter moncada?

Adam

I’m trying to find the game now. I remember it was KC in Chicago. They kept booting double play balls. There is an excellent chance moncada took part in the actual outs

soxygen

That was a horrible play. That was the play where Abreu and Moncada both didn’t run. I’m sure there was a good reason though!

Last edited 3 months ago by soxygen
Adam

So close. Moncada was the hitter when Witt was charged with the error.

Next hitter was pollock, strikeout. Then Grandal flies out.

5 outs, and we only got a guy to second. In total it was really bad since the batters were Eloy, Abreu, Yoan, Aj, Grandal

hellotowel

Just end this miserable season already.

As Cirensica

500 team. 81 wins

soxygen

Whatever the result is tonight, we’ve proven that we can hang with this Royals team

Nellie Fox

Game over… Pathetic

hellotowel

That’s it. I am done with this season. Call me in March.

OldMMJ87

There are just so many people who should be fired after this series. So many people.

soxygen

Sure that’s one way to look at it. Another way is that at the end of the day, we’re still the 3rd best team in the AL Central and the Royals are only the 4th best team in the AL Central.

As Cirensica

Let’s leave Lambert until they score 265 runs

Liveox22

Moncada happy to mope his way into helping achieve that…

As Cirensica

It’s sad, but one of the joys the White Sox have given me this year is that when they lose, Tony loses and I hope that makes him unhappy. I want both, the White Sox to win and Tony to lose every single game he manages

abehickock

Nice seeing Moncada smiling in the dugout after the game. Especially since his two plays in the field turned the whole game around.

soxygen

You must not be able to see the beauty in his game

charlie

Can anyone recall a ball player as pathetic as Moncada?
Take another strike 3.
About one a game.
Good contact once or twice a week. AND loses the game for us defensively.