So, the White Sox beat the Indians. They beat them earlier this season and they beat them again last night. Because the White Sox beat the Indians this year.
Last night’s game was another low-scoring affair with great starting and relief pitching, some pretty good defense and the White Sox runs coming off of the bat of a Quentin home run. That’s pretty much the story of this season. That seems to be the White Sox formula (with the Quentin home run sometimes being a Konerko home run). Fortunately, it held up last night. If the Indians had put on Minnesota Twins jerseys, the lead wouldn’t have held up. If they had put on KC jerseys, the game would have gone 12 innings.
It’s just somewhat incomprehensible that this line-up has turned into he 2011 White Sox I’ve been watching for the last few months. My (die-hard Blue Jays fan) brother said to me the other day that he looks at the White Sox roster sometimes and can’t believe how good it is and even the non-Whie Sox diehard fans are completely perplexed as to what happened to our offense.
But, back to last night’s game. To summarize, the pitching was stellar, the defense was good, and the offense was pleasantly adequate. I’m certainly not looking for a 15-0 bludgeoning of the opposing team every time they play, but a little more hitting with runners in scoring position would be really, really nice. Really nice and probably somewhat essential for any hope of contention this season.
And, of course, most notably, Gavin Floyd’s good twin showed up to pitch last night and I’m glad the offense was able to scrape together enough runs to support his effort.
4 responses to “The White Sox still like to play the Indians. Or: The White Sox might just be the most mentally fragile team in the history of baseball.”
Ugh. I am sorry. This team does not deserve to win. They are not good. I am sick of telling people they’ll come around. They’re not coming around. They’re a train wreck and they broke my heart a little bit this season. I am so sorry. I live ten minutes from the stadium. This is the first time in SIX YEARS that I have had no desire to go down there and watch them play. They hurt my face.
It’s statistically impossible that they’re playing this badly. And, I totally agree. They don’t derserve to win. There have been so many times where the winning run was on wild pitches and bases-loaded walks and, not to mention, the infamous balk-off.
If we have learned nothing from the 2011 White Sox, we have at least learned that all of the great starting pitching and infield defense in the world can’t score you runs.
Several guys are having really good years, but for some reason this team is not winning. I can’t say much though….my Cubs have been stinking it up all season long.
It seems like every single member of the team has decided to heat up at a diffrent time. Why we can’t hit and pitch and have a good bullpen all at the same time is one of those mysteries of the universe that exists only to drive me crazy. :)