First Pitch: White Sox vs. Royals

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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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Adam

Kopech looking sharp tonight. Hopefully we get one of those special starts

soxygen

Salvador Perez hit that ball 452 feet. Holy cow.

Adam

Holy cow! Can’t even be mad at that Perez homer. That was a mile up

Right Size Wrong Shape

Can’t remember the last time I saw Michael Kopech smile. Nice to see.

Last edited 4 months ago by Right Size Wrong Shape
Augusto Barojas

Did you mean Kopech, or La Roosa?

Foulkelore

Can Diekman hit?

Adam

It’s like the offense isn’t allowed to hit with less than 2 outs

Adam

Quintana to turn Cards

Adam

* to the

a-t

Did they forget how to hit Royals lefties all of a sudden?

Adam

His first start vs Chicago in 22 was 6 ip, 0 runs, 7 ks.

So he’s working on 11 scoreless on our bunch of losers. Which means his era has to be …700.67 vs every one else

a-t

Last year: 0.2 IP 8ER, 5 IP 1 ER, and 2.2 IP 6ER. A little Jekyll and Hydeish

ChiSoxND12

They also didn’t hit Mike Minor at all last year

jhomeslice

Sox offensive ineptitude against mediocre pitching apparently not limited to right handers.

hellotowel

Back to .500, then.

Nellie Fox

Sox have an active hitting coach? This team is absolutely pathetic.

Shingos Cheeseburgers

The AL Central race to see which team gets the honor to play in precisely 2 postseason games is unbelievably exciting

Right Size Wrong Shape

I enjoy watching Pasquantino hit, much like I enjoy Andrelton Simmons. Very entertaining.

soxygen

Lynch shutting us down again. April 26th he went 6 IP and gave up 2 H with 7 K. Not sure why this guy is so hard for us to hit.

Augusto Barojas

I’m down with the pitching change. Looked like they could have gone like 10 more innings without scoring on that bad-against-everyone-else but great against the Sox lefty.

jhomeslice

Sox should have traded Grandal to Boston instead of McGuire.

Augusto Barojas

Zavala clearly the best catcher in this org right now, and he costs 17M less than Grandal.

Adam

Tigers just blew their lead, guardians will have the chance to walk it off. Looking like a fine shot at depression tonight. But I’m sure we were all aware of that going in

Shingos Cheeseburgers

Much like how the Sox have had a seat at the table for so many transactions they got close to scoring last inning! Trust the process!

Augusto Barojas

I heard that the Sox were close to getting Ohtani, Soto, AND Bryce Harper. Man, so close.

hellotowel

Feels like a “get swept at home” kind of week.

ForsterFTOG

The almost Ohtani news seems to have adversely affected the bats.

Foulkelore

They’re almost hitting the ball off the ground.

Right Size Wrong Shape

You guys really know how to enjoy a good ballgame. I think a round of hugs is in order.

Adam

Twins started the bottom 9 w two singles. Tried to bunt. Missed 3 times for a strikeout. Then had a runner picked off third. Like looking in a mirror

dwjm3

The whole division is an embarrassment to the game.

Shingos Cheeseburgers

Just contract the entire division. It’s been six years since an AL Central team won a playoff series and it’s not looking good anytime soon.

In 1972, the Sox won 87 games and finished 2nd in the AL West while Detroit won the AL East with 86 wins.

In 1990, the Sox won 94 games and finished 2nd in the AL West while Boston won the AL East with 88 wins.

There was no wild card and the Sox missed the post-season both years. There was some grumbling both times that Chicago was actually east of Milwaukee (the Brewers were in the AL East).

These things go in cycles.

dwjm3

No hits for Yaz since Colorado

Right Size Wrong Shape

Extras unkind tonight.

Foulkelore

That was a “my roster spot is safe now” at bat from Zavala.

Right Size Wrong Shape

Horrible call.

Adam

Second time I can remember a sox player swinging at a ball that hits him this year. It’s how burger hurt his hand also.

Foulkelore

It is so frustrating to watch this team hit in their home park.

Joliet Orange Sox

This team is also very frustrating in the first games of series.

Foulkelore

They’ve been outhomered 71-46 in their own park, a park that is really, really good for hitting home runs, and not so good for other hits.

ForsterFTOG

2022 White Sox: Even Steven.

Augusto Barojas

Even if they struggle against basically the entire American League, if someone says the Sox are a World Series team, then dadgummit they are a World Series team.

SocksO’Graham

Shame the hell out of these bums. Publish the list of who they offered for Ohtani.

jhomeslice

One article said that the Yankees and Padres made “serious offers”. Yeah, I’d love to know wtf Hahn called the Angels GM up to suggest. Probably was as ridiculous as the suggestions on some of those fansided sites.