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    Sometimes You Just Get Beat

    Not sure about the cheating........but Correa did seem to be looking for that 97 MPH chest high fastball from Rodon. Maybe he guessed right?
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    Sometimes You Just Get Beat

    "September should have been spent lining up the rotation to have Giolito and Rodon pitching games 1-2 and Lynn and Cease pitching games 3-4." I actually posted in a different post on here, (don't remember which one,) saying this is how they should align their rotation as well.
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    Sometimes You Just Get Beat

    Very well put! Thank you!
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    Sometimes You Just Get Beat

    Look this isn't easy to say. But now that emotion has worn off a bit and we try to look at this practically, there is a lot of truth in saying simply the Astros beat us because of how well they played. Since we've lost, all I've heard about is all the things WE did wrong. We got nothing from our starters. Nearly all of our main hitters didn't have a single extra base hit. Leury Garcia misplaying a ball in right field allowing two runs to score because we never bothered to get a right fielder, even though we all knew we needed one before the season started. (Adam Eaton doesn't count.) Therefore, Garcia never should have been out there in the first place. And Kimbrel continuing to pitch like the pitcher we acquired instead of the pitcher we thought we were acquiring. All of these items are true. But on the flip side. It was almost unreal how Houston took advantage of every single scoring opportunity afforded them. We walked too many guys. And they all seemed to come back to haunt us. Incredible clutch hitting with men on base, and situational hitting. Many times with two outs. Tucker and Alvarez both had simple grounders through the infield drive in runs in the first two games in Houston. Hitting em where they ain't. Wee Willie Keeler would have been proud. The only time Houston wasn't scoring is when our bullpen had a 5 inning stretch where it was lights out in the only Game we won. This probably is what precipitated what Tepera said. But they were still taking advantage of every scoring opportunity afforded them even in the game we won. I was probably most excited when Rodon pitched around the leadoff double by Altuve and left him at 3rd by striking out Bregman and Alvarez in the first inning of Game 4. Because this was the only time I could remember the whole series where they didn't take advantage of a scoring opportunity. So I thought, "is this trend changing?" Of course, we all saw it wasn't. We didn't get the clutch hits. And they always did. I do think their experience and our inexperience had something to do with this. I also will forever disagree with LaRussa treating the last two months like an extended spring training with his resting of players. I felt all along that would haunt us. I don't think a young, inexperienced team can get away with "turning it on when we need to," like this situation was asking us to do. But getting back to Houston. They simply couldn't have played any better. If they play like this, they should sweep Boston and also probably their opponent in the World Series. Therefore, I'm not going to watch any further post season games played by Houston because it will piss me off if they don't. That they only played flawlessly against us.
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    Rick Hahn 2021 End of Season Press Conference

    I agree with most of what you said. You're right, some real decisions have to be made this off-season and I agree they need to spend at least some money. I was angry for going the cheap route coming into this season by signing Adam Eaton. That blew up in our face when we had to release the injury prone, past his prime Eaton in July and we had no right fielder again for the rest of the year. But I disagree in saying we were "embarrassed" in the playoffs. We didn't get embarrassed. We lost. Just like everyone else is going to do before this postseason is over except for one team. Just one. Everyone else will have their season end in disappointment, including a team later tonight that won either 107 or 106 games, and will be eliminated at the exact same time we did!! And I don't buy the "well at least we won one round before getting eliminated. That's better than losing the first round." I call bullshit on that. Win it all or your season ends in the same level of disappointment. The 2006 Bears taught me that. That team went all the way to the Super Bowl, and should have I might add, yet all anyone remembers about that team is how bad Rex Grossman sucked. No fond memories of that team. What it came down to in this series was our starters let us down. We got nothing from any of them. And they had so little confidence in Lynn, that they didn't want to bring him back in relief of Rodon in Game 4, even though he'd be on regular rest. Instead they used a used up Kopech and things spiraled from there. My biggest complaint was why wasn't Kopech stretched out long before this so he could be a starter, like he really is, by the post season? We all knew what happened to Rodon was going to happen. But instead they seemed content for Kopech to stay a middle reliever, and he's too valuable to be used that way. If anything, if we want to still sign Rodon, it will now be a lot easier, because only a completely brain damaged organization will give him a long term deal. No matter what "Borass" wants him to try and get.
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    White Sox-Astros Game 1 3:07 Start Time

    Could work the other way around. Maybe the ratings would increase as a result of the populations dislike for them and wanting to see them lose?
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    White Sox-Astros Game 1 3:07 Start Time

    Maybe this is hopeful thinking. But I'm wondering if they have kept from announcing the start times to our series because if Boston wins we might get some evening/prime time games in the playoffs? Because if NY wins, we know the Yankees are getting the prime time slots. If it was definite that no matter who wins tomorrow night was going to get the prime time slots, might they have announced the times for the games by now? But since they're waiting.......
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    Difficult To Assess This Series

    "If the offense shows up, Sox take the series IMO." That's exactly why I started this post. We haven't had our lineup intact at all this year. 10 games. And we averaged 7 runs a game in those 10 games. That's what has me optimistic. Because now our lineup is intact.
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    Difficult To Assess This Series

    My point is that it's difficult, maybe impossible, to assess this team based on regular season results because we basically have NEVER had our full regular team out there. But now we do. Not so much of an analysis, but more of a way to point out there really isn't a good way to analyze this team, because of having our entire lineup in some way shape or form not intact all year.
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    Difficult To Assess This Series

    Haha! You're right it is moot. I've already changed it.
  11. I guess a big reason why is because the White Sox are so difficult to assess. Because of the incredible amount of injuries they've had this year, no one can look at regular season results and stats and provide a truly intelligent prediction to this Astros series. But here's a way us White Sox fans can do so in an optimistic way. Sports fans know about the "Fab Five," which was the Michigan basketball's team nickname in the early 90's. Well, maybe we can look at this White Sox team as "The Main Six." Meaning regulars Anderson, Robert, Abreu, Grandal, Jimenez, and Moncada. Because of injuries and extended resting, these 6 guys were all in the lineup together, incredibly, only 10 times!! Not sure if there have been too many other division winning teams that have had their top 6 regulars in the lineup together 10 times, which is a tribute to this team. And no matter what happens in the upcoming playoffs, this will be something we can look back on this team in years to come with pride that they overcame this and won their division. But in those 10 games, the White Sox went 8-2 and averaged exactly 7 runs a game!! So based on this, for experts to say Houston has the edge offensively because they scored more runs then we did, wouldn't really have all the facts. It's also a shame that if these guys, (only Abreu and Moncada of these 6 weren't out extending periods due to long term injuries,) would have been together in the lineup more, we surely would have won enough games to have home field advantage in this series, but let's not worry about that, because if we win this series that becomes a moot point.
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    White Sox-Astros Game 1 3:07 Start Time

    I completely agree with you. I don't believe the Bear game being at 3:00 will impact MLB's decision either and I also agree that if the Yankees do happen to be playing that they would want the Yankee game following and not competing with their own network. I'm anticipating the White Sox playing at 3 and the Bears also playing at 3. It's just bad luck for Chicago fans of both teams that the Bears happen to have a west coast game that day. Now MAYBE they start the White Sox game at Noon? That would be nice to do for Chicago viewers. Game 4 of the ALCS the White Sox played in 1983 against Baltimore had an early Noon start. And that was after playing a night game the day before. But I'm not going to hold my breath over that. And also, going back to the Bear/Cub game 1984 discussion, if this happened today, I would imagine that Cub/Padre game would have been moved to prime time since the Tigers had long since clinched their AL Pennant by that day. Keeping that game at 3 I think shows how much things have changed with broadcast decisions.
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    White Sox-Astros Game 1 3:07 Start Time

    That is untrue. The Cubs Game 5 in 1984 was after the Bear game that Payton became the all time leading rusher.
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