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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dwjm3

Classic Moncada nice throw on the run

metasox

I believe McGuire has caught more than half the time. Is he effectively the starting C?

dwjm3

Supposedly Grandals knee isn’t 100 percent

dwjm3

Sheets in the outfield …total joke

Foulkelore

Gavin, what would you say you do here?

metasox

I have people skills

Foulkelore

Welp … I guess he does that.

soxfan

Dingers!

a-t

remarkably rapid sheets redemption arc

tommytwonines

Okay, 4-1 is good, catching up here.

How did Cleveland score a run without a hit?

dwjm3

Sheets error in right

Yolmer's gatorade

AJ Pollack is playing pretty bad, but The Chain is a bold and quality walk up music choice.

soxfan

You can cancel the post game show.

As Cirensica

Fuck this deadball

a-t

sheets got a homer and jose a flyout due to launch angle. obviously the wind is not helping, but one thing that increased drag on the new ball does is lower the ideal launch angle. a steeper launch angle means the ball is in the air for longer, thus longer for drag forces to work on it anti-parallel to its trajectory. at least before the new ball, the ideal launch angle for a baseball has been found to be about 26 degrees; a much larger surface area and thus draggier softball (10″ not 16″) has an ideal launch angle of about 18 degrees. even power hitters will need to become more of line drive hitters in this new environment

Joliet Orange Sox

I essentially agree with your post except for using the balls hit by Sheets and Abreu as examples to compare. It is a very windy night and Abreu’s ball had a launch angle of 33˚. I think the wind would likely have held it in the park without any changes to the ball.

As Cirensica

Joe Kelly with filthy stuff

calcetinesblancos

Does he always look in after he strikes someone out? I can see why this guy gets in fights.

Joliet Orange Sox

Is Kendall Graveman on the Island of Misfit Toys with Colson Montgomery and Oscar Colás?

As Cirensica

Lmao….Rosario

phillyd

Those jerseys remain awesome.

calcetinesblancos

Yeah now that the shock of them has worn off they are somehow even cooler.

Foulkelore

The Sox are showing that they have no idea what to do with a (previously) 6 run lead.

As Cirensica

Well…I’m getting nervous

Joliet Orange Sox

I’m past nervous.

Foulkelore

Unbelievable

As Cirensica

you gotta be shitting me

Yolmer's gatorade

Oh dear

Foulkelore

Just go score 1 run and let’s forget that just happened.

calcetinesblancos

I knew pulling Banks was a mistake. Sometimes you just have to let the guy finish the damn game.

dwjm3

I wouldn’t have brought him in …maybe use Ruiz …maybe Burr

Last edited 3 months ago by dwjm3
OldMMJ87

Hendriks was getting loose, I just would have had him work a non-save situation. Not ideal, but could it have gone worse?

denman

Hahn just didn’t focus enough on the bullpen this past off-season.

Foulkelore

Damn it. I can’t believe the play Ramirez just made to save this game.

dwjm3

Cleveland always plays hard against us. I feel like at times we don’t match their intensity.

Foulkelore

So, what’s wrong with Graveman?

Foulkelore

Me: It’s dangerous to pitch to Naylor tonight. Don’t throw him anything good with a crappy hitter on deck.
Burr: 88 mph cutter down the middle on 1-0.

Kelly Wunsch N' Munch

Welcome back paper bag head. Ugh! Terrible embarrassment.

Foulkelore

Barring a miracle here, this is a real bad one. This was a completely feel good game with Moncada and Kelly returning and doing well, Kopech throwing how he did, Sheets and Pollock homers … until the bottom of the 9th.

dwjm3

Yup, we needed to sustain momentum with the Yankees coming

Joliet Orange Sox

I thought it was pretty likely the Sox were not going to enter the Yankee series on a nine-game winning streak.

metasox

It is a character builder. Need to play all 27 outs and tighten up the defense, but crazy games happen.

OldMMJ87

Here’s the way I see it, this team MIGHT make the playoffs but they’re getting bounced real quick once they’re there. This is atrocious.

dwjm3

I could see that happening

Last edited 3 months ago by dwjm3
ForsterFTOG

Gonna be hard to dominate the weak American League Central if you can’t beat teams in the weak American League Central.

chipporter

Today, we probably win with Burger.

ForsterFTOG

No range in the field and 40% K rate surely would’ve come in handy.

chipporter

Your characterization of no range, is not supported by the evidence.