First Pitch: White Sox vs. Orioles

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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Adam

One of the best gifts 2022 has given us is the Cueto/Seby combo. I love it. Cueto for getting it and throwing. Seby coaching him as if he knows how to fix the herky jerky machine when it runs afoul. It’s great

dwjm3

Leury is useless

mrridgman

He looks like the old Leury, without the hot streaks.

As Cirensica

An average player is worth around 2 WAR. Leury has 2.9 WAR for his career (9 years).

Adam

He may be the only guy who started the year with the team that has functioning legs. But that does appear to be all he brings. If he could donate his hamstrings to those in need I’d gladly accept the 15 mil

LuBob DuRob

I like sterling more than dazzling.

Augusto Barojas

Sox should score a ton of runs tonight. Robert on the bench gives their best hitter a chance to finally play. Why his he batting 8th? Glad they have him for two more years.

Adam

Hot Gavin Sheets would be one heck of a silver lining to the injuries.

metasox

Have to disagree a bit with Benetti’s notion that Burger has crushed the ball in recent days. Sure, last 15 games look good. But in the last 7 he has gone the wrong way, striking out almost half the time

soxfan

Super Joe’s superpower is getting guys thrown out at the plate.

Adam

Our entire negative run differential is probably at the plate. Jesus. I don’t know who needs to go more, leury or mcewing

As Cirensica

Why no both?

Foulkelore

Well, Sosa is debuting now, but not for a good reason.

As Cirensica

The night is young

Foulkelore

Why is Garcia playing short CF all night?

As Cirensica

Wait until we are into the soft schedule I was told

Adam

In fairness, it’s been 12 games since the gauntlet ended and they are 7-5. In that 12 includes jays and astros series so I wouldn’t call it easy yet but the year is still young. It’s aging, but still plenty of time

Foulkelore

It would feel softer without Leury Garcia in CF … and the lineup.

hellotowel

Cursed vibes once again.

Last edited 3 months ago by hellotowel
As Cirensica

AJ Pollock being White Sox stalwart of health is truly something to behold

Last edited 3 months ago by As Cirensica
Adam

Hopefully lenyn sparks us here and never looks back

As Cirensica

Sosa first at bat might be the highlight of this game

soxygen

Mas Venezolanos, por favor

As Cirensica

Ahhh…he was a bit nervous in his first swing. He got out of that first at bat, now to adjust to these pitches.

dwjm3

Welcome to the show Sosa

99

Followed by an 88 mph Splitter

Brutal

dwjm3

Daryl Boston pitching for Baltimore

Last edited 3 months ago by dwjm3
As Cirensica

Vaughn murdered that pitch and has nothing to show for it

Shingos Cheeseburgers

The Sox will lose tonight, win the next three, then get vaporized Monday night in Anaheim since this season is all about crushing whatever tiny morsel of hope they occasionally muster.

Last edited 3 months ago by Shingos Cheeseburgers
Adam

Athletic individuals who actually try hard. Who gave these orioles the right to build a team like that? I feel like against the sox outfield like 7 runs are on the board

Foulkelore

Why haven’t all of their outfielders’ hamstrings torn yet?

ForsterFTOG

Their strength and conditioning coach isn’t a failed Kenny Williams draft pick?

metasox

It speaks to prioritizing defense. That said, Robert and Engel could hang with that, but I don’t know what to expect when they are on bad legs

As Cirensica

Maybe trying to hit it out of the park will help avoiding those outfielders web gems

ForsterFTOG

Must be the ball.
Only for the Sox.

hellotowel

This game has me really considering the merits of the “don’t give Jerry any more money until this gets better” route. There is just no joy in this experience right now.

Last edited 3 months ago by hellotowel
As Cirensica

A fly that wasn’t caught! What a concept

Last edited 3 months ago by As Cirensica
Foulkelore

Nice PA by the kid, even though he chased a couple definite balls. That’s a clutch situation, and he took a couple tough ones.

As Cirensica

Atta boy Sosa, that was a great at bat

dwjm3

Sosa already with a better eye then Leury

chipporter

This has been one of the most entertaining game threads in awhile…thanks.