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Old 08-28-2018, 07:40 AM
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Timmy is electric.
Yep. He was the best player in the ballpark yesterday. Love how he's been using the opposite field (with authority) lately. That DP turned by Moncada to end the 7th was a thing of beauty. Rodon has got to be the A.L. Pitcher of the Month for August, right?
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Old 08-28-2018, 07:46 AM
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The way they are playing right now, White Sox baseball is fun to watch!
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Old 08-28-2018, 07:51 AM
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It was good to see the Sox beat the Yankees in their home stadium. A very good game to watch.

We were otherwise occupied and turned the game on just in time to see the first runs scored. Timely hitting, good defense, great pitching, what's not to like?
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Old 08-28-2018, 07:56 AM
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Carlos is the man. He's the leader this pitching staff needs.
Over the last two months, his ERA is 1.84 with a BAA of 0.151. Amazing
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Old 08-28-2018, 08:33 AM
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Yep. He was the best player in the ballpark yesterday. Love how he's been using the opposite field (with authority) lately. That DP turned by Moncada to end the 7th was a thing of beauty. Rodon has got to be the A.L. Pitcher of the Month for August, right?
Considering his consistent pitching with tremendous results, he should have a great shot at it. I am getting excited for our opening day rotation next year as guys show us their potential, when healthy. No need in burning these guys out but 6-7 quality innings is awesome!
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Old 08-28-2018, 11:40 AM
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Beating the Yankees in the Bronx after going down 2-0 on National Tv was a delight. Anderson, Rodon with great performances making the Pro Yank talking heads have to interrupt that love fest, to go off script to have to laud the great play of the WHITE SOX. Must have driven them nuts each time they were expecting Murderers Row to turn this one into a beat down that never happened.

Sucks to be them, great to be a Sox fan.

Letís do it again boys!

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Old 08-28-2018, 01:29 PM
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Anderson and Rodon playing big roles certainly speaks highly of the top of the Sox 2013 and 2014 draft classes.
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Old 08-28-2018, 01:37 PM
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I informed the Cub fan in my office that the covers are off: the rebuild is complete and the Sox have been sandbagging it all season until August rolled around so we would not be tied for Soxtober.

Eloy, Cease, Dunning, etc. are just going to have to wait it out the next few years for one of the guys up here to get hurt or something.

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Old 08-28-2018, 04:35 PM
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Over the last two months, his ERA is 1.84 with a BAA of 0.151. Amazing
I love it, but I do see reasons for pause:

In the second half, since you condensed it to that, too, he has a 3.87 FIP (pretty good), a 4.96 xFIP (yuck), and a career-worst strikeout percentage and K/9. He's succeeding by suppressing hard contact, which is great, but that .165 BABIP against isn't going to hold.
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Old 08-28-2018, 05:12 PM
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I love it, but I do see reasons for pause:

In the second half, since you condensed it to that, too, he has a 3.87 FIP (pretty good), a 4.96 xFIP (yuck), and a career-worst strikeout percentage and K/9. He's succeeding by suppressing hard contact, which is great, but that .165 BABIP against isn't going to hold.
Meanwhile, his slider still has movement in two planes that compares to peak Clayton Kershaw. They are barely making contact with it. Lots of that weak contact will be converted to non-contact.
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Old 08-28-2018, 08:16 PM
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Idk how we got here.

This team was unwatchable at the start.

I know the team hasn't changed much, but I can't stop watching them now.

The future is bright.
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Old 08-28-2018, 09:22 PM
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Rodon is probably having trouble getting loose for a start after his surgery. Velocity comes from the shoulder. I'd imagine that in 2019 his velocity early in games will be back. When that happens, the strikeouts will return.
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Old 08-29-2018, 09:27 PM
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A couple months ago I went to one of Rodon's first starts of the year. It was a Thursday afternoon against Cleveland and there might have been 8,000 people there tops, so I had no trouble moving up to the right of the White Sox dugout about 4 or 5 rows back, right behind the on-deck circle. Rodon was fine; I was sitting right next to a scout for the Cubs, and we were chatting about how he seemed to be holding back a little on his velocity. He was sitting 92-93 most of the game, then after giving up a solo HR he got noticeably pissed off and started pumping 95-96. We agreed that given Cooper had very publicly tried the same thing with Sale, it seemed like there might be a good chance that Rodon is specifically working on toning down the intensity a little bit. While it didn't make much of a difference with Sale, I can't help but wonder if it's helped Rodon get over the hump a little. It would explain his missing strikeouts, but his walk rate is significantly below what it's typically been (and that's with a few 4 or 5 walk stinkers in there), and he's working far deeper into games far more consistently than he ever has before.

Whatever it is, you can't argue with 9 straight quality starts. The league is getting put on notice and I couldn't be happier.
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