First Pitch: White Sox at Tigers

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Josh Nelson

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Shingos Cheeseburgers

Huge bail out by José there

Foulkelore

I missed the first three batters. Was the out on the bases a TOOTBLAN?

a-t

The offense has been notably better of late. Pity the pitching staff decided to collapse in grand fashion

Foulkelore

It might be time for Tony to get Cease warming up.

Joliet Orange Sox

Lynn got hit hard. I’m happy his velocity picked up as the inning went on. Those first few four-seam fastballs were concerning.

soxygen

Steve really nailed it. He said Yoan should be looking middle out. And the pitch was middle out and Yoan was looking…again he is looking at strike 3.

Last edited 23 days ago by soxygen
Nellie Fox

Wonder if moncada ever gets tired of walking to the dugout after striking out. He does it alot. This guy is absolutely horrible .

GoGoSoxFan

Welcome back Lance, feel free to join in the suckitude.

Augusto Barojas

I hope 2023 Lynn won’t be analogous to 2022 Keuchel. I’m sure he will be better than that but it still might wind up being 18M for a guy well past his prime. They haven’t made one good move that looks like it will work out for them in the past two years, aside from maybe Cueto.

Joliet Orange Sox

I thought Lynn looked fine for a first start of year. He topped out at 94.4 mph which where he’s been when pitching well the last few years. I didn’t see anything tonight that made me more concerned about Lynn than I was before the game.

Foulkelore

Yep, it was a rough start, but he settled in, and that’s satisfactory for his first time out. Unfortunately, he’s now lined up to pitch against his nemesis, the Astros, for his next start.

Joliet Orange Sox

Jason: Let’s watch Jake Burger on that last swing on the ground ball to second base.

Steve: He hit the ball hard.

Statcast: Burger hit the ball with an exit velocity of 39 mph.

Joliet Orange Sox

Statcast has updated and Burger did hit the ball hard. My bad.

Foulkelore

They must have glitched when you looked at it (I’ve seen that before when looking right away). It’s 109.6 mph now.

GrinnellSteve

The 39 MPH must have been the ball that hit him. At first there was a question of whether the ball hit the bat and was in play.

Foulkelore

Oh yeah. Good call.

GrinnellSteve

And it’s a good sign that Jake could come back and hit a ball that hard. They would have had to have airlifted me out of there.

As Cirensica

So….how’s the clubhouse chemistry going?

Foulkelore

Burger now out, after being hit on the hand in his last at bat. With the luck of this team, I can only assume his hand had to be amputated.

HallofFrank

White Sox Baseball 2022: “Seby Zavala DH’ed.”

As Cirensica

Omar Vizquel once did it so I’m immune to this

Foulkelore

And chose, as a plan, not out of desperation, Mark Kotsay instead of Jim Thome.

HallofFrank

Think about how bad Vizquel DH’ing is then consider: Vizquel was usually around a league average hitter and Zavala is a glove-first, 28 year old catcher with a career wRC+ of 50.

As Cirensica

The glove first is a generous statement

calcetinesblancos

Maybe The Russa forgot what “DH” stands for.

Foulkelore

He doesn’t care about designated things.

Shingos Cheeseburgers

Which One Of Roger Clemens Garbage Sons Are You Putting On Base?

Shingos Cheeseburgers

The Dreaded Kody

As Cirensica

Sousa is in, game will be tied in (fill in the blanks) mins

Last edited 22 days ago by As Cirensica
Foulkelore

So, how much longer until Sousa’s extreme reverse splits matter and are taken into account?

Foulkelore

Someone needs to publish a pamphlet, So, Your Season Now Depends on Bennett Sousa: How to Cope.

Last edited 22 days ago by Foulkelore
As Cirensica

There has to be better options in the minor than Sousa.

Foulkelore

Hunter Schryver and Zach Muckenhirn are two lefties doing well in AAA. At this point, they should roll the dice and try one. They’d have to make a 40-man roster move, but there’s still some dead weight that can easily be removed.

As Cirensica

DFA Sousa to make room, who cares?

Foulkelore

Right, or one of: Yoan Aybar/Anderson Severino/Parker Markel

denman

If only Hahn had invested in the bullpen this off-season. Then, a 2-run lead going into the 7th would seem more secure.

Foulkelore

Sweet, it’s setup man, Tanner Banks.

a-t

is it time for a Jose Jeater?

Foulkelore

Jose with a bomb!

Foulkelore

Even though I watched him do it, there’s no way Zavala hit three home runs in one game.

Nellie Fox

Can the Sox get a wet sock for a trade involving moncada?

Joliet Orange Sox

I’ve picked up a bit that you don’t care for Moncada. Correct me if I’m wrong.