First Pitch: White Sox vs. Guardians

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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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Right Size Wrong Shape

Fired up about the second half! I’m ready to watch the game…on Gameday. I hate this Apple TV thing.

Augusto Barojas

I haven’t seen this team fired up since they replaced Renteria. With the most un-fired-up person possible.

Augusto Barojas

The Blue Jays, on the other hand, they might be a little fired up.

Right Size Wrong Shape

Off to quite a start.

As Cirensica

An Apple broadcast….the horror.

Ramirez hit a fly that stayed 5 mins in the air and Pollock ran 300 meters, and still was a double. Giolito being babipped to death is suboptimal

Last edited 18 days ago by As Cirensica
Shingos Cheeseburgers

A home game after even the most modest emotional high? That’s a paddling.

Augusto Barojas

I just saw a quote from Hahn about the bullpen being their top priority for the trade deadline. I haven’t followed this site for a few days, has his quote been discussed? Geez.

Kelly had better get his act together or that will go down as one of the worst bullpen signings ever. If they try to address their bullpen, Hahn should have no input on deciding who they should get.

They are going to need a bullpen on days when Lynn and Giolito pitch, it sure looks that way.

Last edited 18 days ago by Augusto Barojas
Right Size Wrong Shape

Bummer won’t be back until September at the earliest, so they definitely need to add a lefty with their top two on the shelf.

As Cirensica

can we play all the remaining games outside Guarantee Rate? That stadium clearly was built on cemetery or something poltergeisty

Augusto Barojas

I’m sure they will wind up winning the division. But they are a shadow of the team they were even 2 years ago, and they weren’t even that good then.

soxygen

But back then we had hope!

Nellie Fox

Glad the Sox came out to play after 4 days off.

soxygen

This year…every damn time they get you feeling good…then this.

Last edited 18 days ago by soxygen
As Cirensica

Funniest thing you’ll watch tonight. A Gran Slam by the way. LOL

soxygen

Boston has given up 41 runs in the last 2 and a half games. Yeesh.

Ben

And all of those count as earned runs because errors in the outfield don’t make sense.

Shingos Cheeseburgers

1 if by land, 2 if by sea, 4 if by air.

soxygen

Wow. Now the Jays have 27 runs. Meaning the Red Sox have given up 54 in the last 2+ games.

I guess Alex Cora is probably outperforming his pythag now if he wasn’t already.

As Cirensica

LMAO

Shingos Cheeseburgers

Yas is back, baby!

As Cirensica

Grandal needs more rehabbing

dsbatt

Why wouldn’t we start our best pitcher tonight? Don’t the Sox realize the goal has to be to win every game possible? Cease would have been on normal rest. They blew the ability to save guys for October with the first half clunker…

As Cirensica

I’m starting to consider tuning off. This is early season White Sox.

Augusto Barojas

I never bought into winning a few at the end of the first half against their pitiful division rivals meaning much. They just played closer to their past 2 seasons which were not great, rather than being worse.

a-t

The Guardians have 7 hits. Of those, *5* have had exit velos not just under 90mph, but all under 75mph.

denman

Nothing to be concerned about, the way the Sox pound out home runs at G-Rate, a 6 run deficit is nothing to make up.

As Cirensica

I think Grandal gets to 2nd in that ‘single’ by Eloy. He can’t run.

Kelly Wunsch N' Munch

I noticed they had a different announcing team for this Apple TV broadcast from the two games I’ve seen with the White Sox previously this season. It is still an excruciating experience. Twice in the 1st inning Hunter Pence called a Giolito Slider a Change-up. Then once he called a Slider a “Slider/Curveball?” He’s a former Major League player. You’d think he’d know the difference. Especially on the homerun where you have the benefit of a slow-motion replay and can clearly see the grip of the pitch. Sorry for the rant. I realize it’s just a minor thing amongst many other things that make these Apple broadcasts so cringe worthy, but it just rubs me the wrong way. The White Sox performance certainly hasn’t helped whatsoever either.

Adam

Dumb announcers just stepped all over Nelson’s line. They were showing McEwing, he said “probably getting ready for another aggressive send”. I died. Neither announcer noticed and just kept rambling

As Cirensica

Giolito’s ERA now above 5

Right Size Wrong Shape

Len and Jason in a blowout are fun.

a-t

They haven’t broken through yet but Quantrill isn’t exactly cruising. About to hit 50 pitches with 2IP complete

denman

Yeah, down 4 going into the bottom of the fourth shouldn’t be insurmountable against Cleveland; but, it sure does seem so.

dwjm3

27 runs for the jays tonight

Wow

Joliet Orange Sox

That game is entering the bottom of the 6th and Gausman is out of the game after throwing 5 ip to qualify for the win. I hope someone comes in and finishes the game throwing 3 or more innings so that the scorer can award them a save. The save is among the most ridiculous stats in all of sport so I like when the full absurdity is on display.

As Cirensica

Maybe we will see a position player pitch….for the Jays 🤡

Shingos Cheeseburgers

I generally like the aesthetic of the Apple TV broadcast and it’s nice to get a 60FPS broadcast but lol at that cut scene of a Chicago River cruise that was clearly during December.

Shingos Cheeseburgers

Pounding groundballs to the left side? Eloy’s feelin’ fine!

Augusto Barojas

This game pretty much epitomizes the whole vibe of this team 80 percent of the time in 2021/22. A sub-.500 team in the weakest division in baseball over the past calendar year. Easiest schedule in MLB too.

Last edited 18 days ago by Augusto Barojas
Shingos Cheeseburgers

Yolmer into pitch for the Red Sox!

Shingos Cheeseburgers

Does Grandal make it to Memorial Day next year?

Augusto Barojas

Seems like he might be the catching version of Keuchel. Lynn already seems to have the pitching version covered. That’s 18M each for two guys who might not be worth much at all. And Leury for sure has the utility player version, we’ve got him for not just one but two more years!

hankthetank35

TWTW is nowhere to be found for the 2022 White Sox.
All the talent makes it even more of a bummer.

Joliet Orange Sox

There has never been a discussion involving TWTW that I have found worthwhile.