First Pitch: White Sox vs. Astros

TV: NBC Sports Chicago

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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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As Cirensica

Did we sign Elvis yet?

bullrun1861

Elvis has left the building…

As Cirensica

Maybe Romy will hit one out of the building

Adam

Good call! I’ll take a double

As Cirensica

Almost

bullrun1861

Your prognostication was half right.

Nellie Fox

4 pitches, Sox have 2 outs, 4 pitches, Astros have a man on third. Can the Sox just throw strikes?

tommytwonines

Oh yeah, I remember why they got Maguire during the off-season now. So does Houston.

GrinnellSteve

Do Elvis or Lenyn or Leury or Timmy make that play?

Adam

We want to love this team….and then we forget how many outs there are in the 3rd inning

a-t

Welcome back, Romy!

Foulkelore

You win by 2 seconds.

As Cirensica

And he had time for one more character than yours

Foulkelore

Plus, it’s an exclamation mark, so it makes it sound rightfully exciting. Mine could be read the same way as one might welcome Leury back from the injured list.

Foulkelore

Welcome back, Romy

GrinnellSteve

Romy is my pick to click. I’m looking good so far.

calcetinesblancos

They need to just sit on the fastball and not even bother with that curve. If he’s going to call it a strike no matter how low it is I would just ignore it.

Liveox22

At a client dinner and on the road without access to games…to save some heartburn, can the Sox just agree to start games down 2-0 without the bad play in the field and crappy plate approach that leads to an early deficit?

As Cirensica

Eloy has a hit, but on another grounder. He needs to start lifting more balls. Framber is a groundball pitcher though

As Cirensica

Moncada waking up is a tremendous development

funkerdan

CUETO. that’s what.

As Cirensica

Harrison…why….pitcher is having command issues, why swing on the 1st pitch

calcetinesblancos

I didn’t like that either. Gotta make him sweat a little.

Liveox22

Great at bat Engle

Liveox22

Also, great at-bat Harrison. The baseball IQ of this team is low

Foulkelore

Just wait for the 4th strike. He’s going to crush that one.

Liveox22

You made me spit my drink out. Great one! Seriously, thx. I needed a laugh after this pitch

Liveox22

Edit, week

calcetinesblancos

He’s probably still rattled from that first ab.

Adam

We should have got more but 2 runs and ran the pitch count on framber to 67. Great inning! Now kopech needs to step up and shut the tough part of their order down

Foulkelore

Lower that launch angle just a few degrees, Eloy, and the Sox would have the lead.

abehickock

Didn’t the Sox take Kopech out of the game after 85 pitches while he was throwing a no hitter? Today they keep him in the game.

Last edited 1 month ago by abehickock
a-t

100 mph sinker and then a 91 mph sinker is a helluva combo. Joe Kelly’s stuff is really nuts when he’s right

Right Size Wrong Shape

And he’s deceptive, and he’s competitive. The only weakness I see is that he tries to be too perfect and gets behind in counts or walks guys sometimes. He’s been really good for a while now, though.

Edit: Of course, health is always a concern, too.

Last edited 1 month ago by Right Size Wrong Shape
Whoom

He has the pace of a snail though.

Right Size Wrong Shape

Doesn’t seem to bother him.

tommytwonines

Down two runs to Detroit with two out and nobody on in the 8th, Maile on Cleveland strikes out on a wild pitch, but reaches first. Six runs later the Guardians are leading 8-4.

Wow.

Right Size Wrong Shape

A hard slide to break up a double play. When was the last time we saw that?

HouseOfTheRisingSox

I really don’t like the Astros, but that double play turn was unreal.

As Cirensica

If there is an opportunity to hit the 1st homer of this series is now. Come on boys.

Foulkelore

Well look at that, Luis Robert lives.

bullrun1861

This is where they need a HR, not a walk or another single!!!

As Cirensica

Luis Robert sighting…great to see

Foulkelore

Does Moncada have another one in him?

As Cirensica

😬

As Cirensica

He did not. Time for a different hero.

Liveox22

Nope. Aaaaaaand, we’re back

Right Size Wrong Shape

Did Charlie just run on the field?

As Cirensica

I read it was just a kid

Right Size Wrong Shape

Nice parenting.

As Cirensica

As Cirensica

Even if we lose, this has been a good game. I wish Harrison didn’t swing at the first pitch with the bases loaded but the White Sox are battling. Showing mettle.

Right Size Wrong Shape

Sox not getting any calls on first pitches the last few innings.

Right Size Wrong Shape

Popeye homered again tonight. Mercy!

Augusto Barojas

He and Colas are both making a pretty good case for AAA promotion. Hopefully we see them both up next year, they can’t be far away from being better than Garcia, Romy, Sheets.