First Pitch: White Sox vs. Marlins

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TV: NBC Sports Chicago

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    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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Joliet Orange Sox

I am well aware that batting average isn’t the be-all and end-all of offense that people thought it was when I was a kid but I’m still very impressed that Arraez has a BA of 0.406 this late in the season.

Foulkelore

I was thinking the same thing. There are all kinds of better numbers to use to evaluate a hitter now, but .400 is still .400. Even the worst disciplined .400 hitter with no power still has a .400 OBP and .800 OPS (ignoring sacrifice flies that can drop OBP and OPS).

Foulkelore

Yaz!

a-t

these are two very pitching-oriented teams. under is a good bet the whole series

As Cirensica

Why Yoan…WHY? 3×0

a-t

3-1, swinging on a FB down the pipe? What’s the issue?

As Cirensica

Wasn’t 3 and O?

a-t

No, 3-1. 1st pitch was swing on curve in the zone. Yoan hit it decently hard, just got under it. I don’t have any issues w his (or Vaughn’s) swing decisions

Joliet Orange Sox

It was 3-1. I’m with @a-t that he should swing at the FB down the middle on that count. He hit it with EV over 100 mph but the LA was 41˚ which is just a bit too steep. Vaughn scorched his liner at 103.7 mph. Even the Robert K didn’t involve the bad chasing he falls into sometimes.

Overall, Pérez was a bit lucky to escape that inning. The Sox have had much worse approaches in bases-loaded situations for much of this year.

a-t

Yeah, my thinking is the same. Process was fine there; Eury got pretty lucky, tho the first two guys reaching were kinda hard luck on him anyways.

Adam

Was there ever a doubt. Bases juiced, no out, 3-4-5. Empty

a-t

good defense to escape from that jam. important too, bc the marlins pen is pretty good

a-t

Damn, we just can’t break through.

a-t

no walks only walk offs… luv that. don’t stop now boys!