First Pitch: White Sox vs. Astros

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Why didn’t they challenge the pick-off? This team is infuriating.

Probably cost Cease 12-15 pitches.

Adam

Hanser Alberto plays infield as If there were bricks attached to his wrist. When we officially give up, I’m dying to see him and Burger on the same diamond

Adam

Wow this team is perfect. Half ass out of the box TA and then overslide the bag. Great stuff.

Trooper Galactus

One inning in and they’re maxing out the fan-klling.

Adam

Playing all the hits. Runner at 3rd, 1 out. Swing at garbage and strike out.

Trooper Galactus

Just need a TOOTBLAN and some embarrassing defensive miscue to complete the album.

upnorthsox

Wasn’t TA a TOOTBLAN?

a-t

I don’t think it qualifies. TOOTBLAN implies a mental error baserunning, sliding and coming off the base is a technique error

Adam

I have faith that we can deliver a true TOOTBLAN so that judging issues do not come in to play. Hardest part will be getting someone on the bases, then we’re gold

Adam

And we got our defensive miscues. Plus Lopez blowing a lead. This is peak sox baseball

ChiSoxND12

He overslid 2B, and if he hadn’t dogged it out of the box he’d have been in standing up. So that’s a TOOTBLAN in my book

a-t

I like healthy Yoan. He’s good.

Trooper Galactus

I’d like to see a lot more of him.

Trooper Galactus

That should be an error. He should have caught that ball.

Absolutely horrible at bat from Alberto.

Just made the same comment on Twitter. The only pitch he looked at was the only one in the zone.

Why does Sheets bounce off of the netting like it’s a trampoline, while Eloy falls into it like it’s a venus flytrap?

a-t

Relative density. Sheets, while very bulky, is 31% helium; Eloy however has various concentrations of heavy metals. Rough on joints and appendixes

Last edited 1 year ago by a-t
a-t

Is Gavin Sheets a gold glove RF? Discuss.

Vaughn is so slow.

Trooper Galactus

Fun hearing the announcer imply the White Sox may have known something about Abreu in not signing him when the guy they did sign has been replacement level a quarter of the way into the season.

StockroomSnail

Implying the white sox know anything is exposing your own ignorance, ha

a-t

Nice to see Zavala gunning out a runner. He’s really improved defensively since first called up, I think. Kinda a Zunino-lite guy now.

a-t

I like that when Luis hits a HR, it’s never a wall-scraper: it’s a fuckin nuke 425+

Adam

Ok! Robert gets us going with a solo bomb. This game must turn out great with that start…

a-t

Fucking elevate the ball AV. A 91 mph fastball right down the pipe on 3-0 and you hit a grounder to short? 106.6 MPH off the bat ain’t much fuckin good if the damn launch is negative

a-t

Christ, we can’t break through to save our lives today. GIDP, brutal Ks, hard shots right at defenders with RISP, the whole package of failure. 1 run on 10 hits! The fuck!

Last edited 1 year ago by a-t

Oh, nice, Lopez is in. Does Grifol just not care?

a-t

I think it’s fine to use him as a middle reliever, vs the bottom of the lineup w bases clear

Right Size Wrong Shape

Nope. He’s on the behind squad for me until further notice.

a-t

Helluva play by TA and Alberto. Just barely didn’t get Julks

As Cirensica

Just tuning in…wow…we aren’t losing! I am drawn less and less to watch the White Sox. I have watched few innings this week. Let’s watch these last 2 innings. Might be entertaining. For a change.

As Cirensica

LMAO!!!!!

Did I say entertaining? I am laughing at these minor leaguers playing. Andrew Vaughn can’t even handle 1st base.

a-t

They don’t get Dubon at first even if AV is there, he’s too fast with that high a chop

As Cirensica

I disagree.

Me too.

This team is so stupid.

As Cirensica

Still waiting for Vaughn’s breakout

a-t

AV’s ended now had 3 inning-ending PAs all with RISP, a la GIDP, 3-0 groundout, and now K above the zone. Awful day

ChiSoxND12

And the GIDP felt like it took 8 full seconds to turn

a-t

Kelly being tricky with timing, while throwing 98-100 with plus curves and changeups and command is pretty fun. He’s been excellent since coming back from the groin/paternity leave missed time

Adam

Kelly has been downright insane lately. Just nasty

Right Size Wrong Shape

He’s a lot more fun to watch with the pitch clock.

a-t

crazy what a healthy yoan can do for this squad lol

a-t

a lead!! just need Graveman to lock it down now

As Cirensica

Not going well thus far

Joliet Orange Sox

Graveman only gave up a single hit with an EV of less than 60 mph and the winning run for Houston never came to the plate in the 9th. By Sox standards, Graveman was stellar.

upnorthsox

I’m thinking we might actually win this one. Huh.

Denman

Yeah, Sack head guy may get a well-earned day off.

Joliet Orange Sox

At the end of the 6th, Seby worked a 10 pitch at-bat and scorched a ball at 98.2 mph to line out to end the inning. At the end of the 8th, Seby swung at the first pitch and blooped single at 67.2 mph to drive in a run. Baseball is a funny game.

Last edited 1 year ago by Joliet Orange Sox
a-t

uh oh. ominous start from a karmic point of view

Last edited 1 year ago by a-t
a-t

the winning pitcher is Luis Robert Jr.