Watch Party: White Sox at Pirates

PNC Park
(Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)

Today is a Watch Party night, as Josh, Chorizy and I will be providing our own commentary over the NBC Sports Chicago broadcast. To join in the fun, go to playback.tv/soxmachine and verify your cable or streaming subscription.

TV: NBC Sports Chicago

Lineups:

Take a second to support Sox Machine on Patreon
Become a patron at Patreon!
35 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
As Cirensica

Let’s keep it under 10 runs

As Cirensica

Sheets/Burger OBP machine

As Cirensica

The Sheets/Burger hybrid has been on-base 3 times already. Yesterday we had two hits including a homer. Thus far I’m not missing Eloy at all.

Last edited 1 year ago by As Cirensica
a-t

Cruz looks like he’s 17 playing with Little Leaguers

HallofFrank

The shot of him standing on first with Vaughn holding him on is comical.

As Cirensica

Vince Velasquez looking very hittable.

a-t

and stealable

funkerdan

And a bit uncomfortable on the landing

As Cirensica

Velasquez has nothing. More runs please.

funkerdan

Bullpen is warming, better hurry

a-t

Helluva PA from Yaz. Good stuff.

Joliet Orange Sox

75 pitches for Velasquez in 2.2 ip. Good for us but ugh.

a-t

Luis is really, really good.

Clevinger throwing 94-97, where he was when he was really good with Cleveland.

As Cirensica

We have scored 5 runs thus far, and I feel uneasy like we need 5 more runs.

Joliet Orange Sox

You’re the one who started out saying:

Let’s keep it under 10 runs

StockroomSnail

I love stolen bases… but it’s too easy to steal now

Joliet Orange Sox

Has anyone seen any interesting suggestions about how to tweak the new rules to not give the baserunner such an advantage?

StockroomSnail

Jim in the chat suggested one more disengagement

StockroomSnail

It was at 85% but it’s down to 80% (thanks beefloaf) so maybe teams are adjusting

a-t

Very lucky to escape that way. But I’ll take it after the Pirates spent all of yesterday blooping everything in just the right place.

Joliet Orange Sox

BABIP giveth and BABIP taketh away. Choi’s lineout had an xBA of 0.950.

a-t

Some very mild improvement on the bases loaded no outs bugaboo… but coulda easily been all stranded.

HallofFrank

Well, the offense looks good so far this year. This is what we all pictured when we pictured a 2023 turnaround. The problem is the bullpen is in shambles, plus Lynn and Giolito look awful.

As Cirensica

Thing is that if Lucas and Lance manage to be just average, we are golden.

As Cirensica

Let’s go Burger…crush another one

As Cirensica

darn it… that was a great pitch for the K

Trooper Galactus

White Sox offense trying to bullpen-proof this one.

HallofFrank

Better add a few more. 5 doesn’t feel like enough.

Trooper Galactus

I wouldn’t object.

As Cirensica

6 runs lead is the new ‘save’ for the White Sox

Joliet Orange Sox

I love watching Vaughn and Grandal sprint around the bases.

As Cirensica

This team has been hitting. Already 8 games with 10+ hits of the season. Only one game we didn’t reach double digits.

a-t

I like it when the offense averages 10 runs a game.

DBTH35

Props to Clevinger – he kept us in the ballgame where other Sox starters haven’t. He’s looking like a real good #4 pitcher and we’re fortunate to have him right now.

Augusto Barojas

I will never believe that the Sox are fortunate to have Clevinger.