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Old 05-26-2019, 04:22 PM
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Basically a lost weekend, not much to say except the Sox didn't hit and didn't pitch, hope things change on the homestand.
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Old 05-26-2019, 04:56 PM
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I really hate this White Sox team. I hate the Twins, but obviously it's not the same thing.

Twice on the roadtrip, the White Sox could only score an Abreu solo home run. Today Abreu only struck out and left two runners in scoring position.

This was still a ballgame when the Sox failed to score runners from second and third with nobody out, at least it would have been with two ground balls to the right side. Meanwhile, this team is showing that strikeouts really can go hand-in-hand with lack of production. Another 16 strikeouts today against pitching that isn't striking out a bunch of hitters. They are still behind the Mariners for the league lead, but after a fast start, the Mariners are having a worse May than the White Sox, only five wins and they look like they're headed for the 18th loss.

It isn't helping the Zavala appears so overmatched in his first five plate appearances, but even even when Castillo was the second catcher, this team usually looks brutal at the plate.
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Old 05-26-2019, 05:23 PM
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Good team kicked our ass. Moving on.
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Old 05-26-2019, 05:37 PM
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This week kind of showed how far back we are, but I do wonder if some of this is illusive. The twins are either potentially one of the greatest teams in baseball history or just riding an incredible hot streak. I want to see this come August.
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Old 05-26-2019, 05:49 PM
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I really hate this White Sox team. I hate the Twins, but obviously it's not the same thing.

Twice on the roadtrip, the White Sox could only score an Abreu solo home run. Today Abreu only struck out and left two runners in scoring position.

This was still a ballgame when the Sox failed to score runners from second and third with nobody out, at least it would have been with two ground balls to the right side. Meanwhile, this team is showing that strikeouts really can go hand-in-hand with lack of production. Another 16 strikeouts today against pitching that isn't striking out a bunch of hitters. They are still behind the Mariners for the league lead, but after a fast start, the Mariners are having a worse May than the White Sox, only five wins and they look like they're headed for the 18th loss.

It isn't helping the Zavala appears so overmatched in his first five plate appearances, but even even when Castillo was the second catcher, this team usually looks brutal at the plate.
The first batter up, Eloy hit the ball the other way to RF and hit it hard, he just hit it right at someone. **** happens. I do agree that was frustrating to watch, but with Anderson out there's another hole in the lineup which will hopefully be fixed soon.

I agree about Zevala, but I think they are using timing concerns before calling up Collins - at least that seems to be the concensus. If they call him up now, they only get the next two seasons before he reaches arbitration status, so it's just a money issue at this time. Aside from McCann the catcher production has been bad all year.

Nice to see Yonder get a hold of one and nearly drive it out.

Would have liked to get one win this series, but coming home to face a lesser team will help them heal the pain.
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Old 05-26-2019, 06:12 PM
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Outside of Engel, is there anyone in the farm who can actually play defensive OF? Tilson is terrible out there and fits in with the rest.
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Old 05-26-2019, 06:23 PM
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If you dump dead weight like Sanchez and Alonso and Leury Garcia you can improve just by Engel quarterbacking the outfield. There is a chance here to build on a decent start instead of sinking again with some of the reasons we stink
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Old 05-26-2019, 06:31 PM
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If you dump dead weight like Sanchez and Alonso and Leury Garcia you can improve just by Engel quarterbacking the outfield. There is a chance here to build on a decent start instead of sinking again with some of the reasons we stink
Engle is currently hitting .172 with an .578 OPS... in... Charlotte, and it's up from where it was a week ago when he couldn't crack .450 for the first several weeks after being demoted

I'm all for better defense, but that's not acceptable. He failed to crack .600 OPS in 266 MLB games and almost 800 AB.
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Nice to see the Duke posting. Just looking at the posters online right now, nine people...six of which registered in the last week of July 2001 or first week of August 2001...almost 18 years ago.

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Old 05-26-2019, 06:35 PM
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Fine Voodoo, but Heyward and Bryant (actually the management) presented everyone a text book case today why it is really a bad idea to play players out of position.
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Fine Voodoo, but Heyward and Bryant (actually the management) presented everyone a text book case today why it is really a bad idea to play players out of position.
Because they are in the middle of a rebuild and don't have enough quality players to cover all the positions. So some players are being forced into different roles/positions to allow them to field a team that mostly can do the job while providing some offense.
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Old 05-26-2019, 07:00 PM
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Engle is currently hitting .172 with an .578 OPS... in... Charlotte, and it's up from where it was a week ago when he couldn't crack .450 for the first several weeks after being demoted

I'm all for better defense, but that's not acceptable. He failed to crack .600 OPS in 266 MLB games and almost 800 AB.
I think his point was that you can afford having an all glove no bad option in CF if the other 8 positions were covered with competent ML hitters or guys who can actually slugg in the 400s.

I think right now the Sox have like 5 every day starters not slugging at least .400. I think Eloy is one of them also. Yolmer Sanchez was not even at .300 last I checked.

That's embarrassing level bad.
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Old 05-26-2019, 07:26 PM
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If the Sox ever compete with this rebuild, the only guy currently playing outfield that will still be around will be Jimenez. I guess the clown show we currently see in the outfield doesnt matter but its painful to watch.
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I think his point was that you can afford having an all glove no bad option in CF if the other 8 positions were covered with competent ML hitters or guys who can actually slugg in the 400s.

I think right now the Sox have like 5 every day starters not slugging at least .400. I think Eloy is one of them also. Yolmer Sanchez was not even at .300 last I checked.

That's embarrassing level bad.
Yolmer’s slash line the first 10 games: .094/.121/.125
Yolmer’s slash line since then: .266/.364/.351

No power, but that OBP is better than Leury (.260/.303/.341) or Alonso (.194/.275/.323), who also have no power.
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Nice to see the Duke posting. Just looking at the posters online right now, nine people...six of which registered in the last week of July 2001 or first week of August 2001...almost 18 years ago.

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