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    White Sox/A's-- Pre-series Discussion

    I mean, there just aren't a lot of good left handed starters right now in the AL and NL Central. However, our combined OPS against all lefties is far higher than it is against righties. Here's the lefty starters we've faced (WAR values are fWAR) Danny Duffy - 0.5 WAR Kris Bubic - 0.5 WAR Brett Anderson - 0.6 WAR Tyler Alexander - -0.1 WAR Matthew Boyd - 0 WAR Tarik Skubal - - 0.1 WAR Jon Lester - 0.3 WAR Steven Brault - 0.8 WAR Rich Hill - 0.7 WAR I count a total of 3.2 WAR. Also Tim Anderson alone put Matthew Boyd into negative WAR territory. Yes, none of those guys were elite, but there just weren't a lot of elite left handed starters this year. If you go look at the Pitcher WAR leaderboards, the first lefty that pops up is freaking Marco Gonzales. Are the A's lefties better than most of the guys we faced? Probably. But does that mean our numbers against lefties are just propped up by bad pitchers? Doesn't appear so.
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    Eloy might not be ready for first playoff series

    It might actually benefit Eloy to sit tomorrow since Grandal will probably DH. If he can't run well enough on that bad foot, he really shouldn't be playing the OF. Especially in Oakland.
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    White Sox/A's-- Pre-series Discussion

    This almost sounds like EE is not going to start. But what do I know?
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    White Sox/A's-- Pre-series Discussion

    It's interesting they're going Luzardo over Manaea, considering Luzardo is a rookie. Manaea didn't exactly fair well in the one playoff start he got last year.
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    White Sox/A's-- Pre-series Discussion

    Luzardo game 1. Bassitt game 2.
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    White Sox/A's-- Pre-series Discussion

    Isn't Jimmy going to be suspended? How is his appeal still going on?
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    White Sox/A's-- Pre-series Discussion

    The game where Crede got ejected cause the umpire said he let the pitch hit him on purpose? It's always something out of our control in that damn stadium. I remember we almost swept them in Oakland to start the year in 2016, but the A's were terrible back then.
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    White Sox/A's-- Pre-series Discussion

    He's clearly fathom
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    White Sox/A's-- Pre-series Discussion

    They probably go with Manaea in game 1.
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    White Sox/A's-- Pre-series Discussion

    TV schedule is out. Sox play at 2 PM in games 1 and 2.
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    White Sox/A's-- Pre-series Discussion

    It sucks cause I thought he turned a corner after his starts against Cleveland and Minnesota. But after he gave up the Bote homer today, he went back to his usual shit.
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    White Sox/A's-- Pre-series Discussion

    Why would we need to when we have Crochet and Bummer already? In what situation would you throw Rodon ahead of those 2 guys in a high leverage situation? Especially in the playoffs, where you throw your best guys regardless of how little rest they have.
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    White Sox/A's-- Pre-series Discussion

    Oh damn you're right. At least McCann's bat will be in the lineup.
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    White Sox/A's-- Pre-series Discussion

    EE single handedly handcuffed Abreu in the Cubs series by batting right behind him. I don't want to see Edwin in the postseason unless he's pinch hitting against someone throwing below 90.
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    White Sox/A's-- Pre-series Discussion

    He's not gonna play LF if he plays. Gotta be at DH.
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    White Sox/A's-- Pre-series Discussion

    I think Lucas will be fine. If anything I think his first inning struggles have usually happened at home. If he starts the game in the dugout he might not get as amped up.
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    9/27 GT: Cubs @ Sox (2:10pm)

    lol that's incredible
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    White Sox/A's-- Pre-series Discussion

    Oakland has been a house of horrors for us. So many heartbreaking losses there, even in 2005. I hope this team is different enough to not have that affect them. The matchup on paper actually isn't bad for us.
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    9/27 GT: Cubs @ Sox (2:10pm)

    Oakland's rotation is not good. Manea's ERA looks bad but his peripherals are actually really good. Bassitt has been good this year, but he doesn't have impressive stuff. Luzardo isn't great yet, but he has great stuff. They have Fiers and Minor as the back end of their rotation. Oakland doesn't have a bunch of impact players after they lost Chapman, they have solid players everywhere and that adds up. Their backend of the bullpen is also lights out with Hendricks and Diekman.
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    9/27 GT: Cubs @ Sox (2:10pm)

    Bassitt pitched Friday. He'd be on 3 days rest if he goes Tuesday.
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    9/27 GT: Cubs @ Sox (2:10pm)

    At least it's not the Twins. We get Manea on Tuesday, who is left handed, so that's encouraging.
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    9/27 GT: Cubs @ Sox (2:10pm)

    I think it's cause they won't be doing anymore games this year. They talked about getting back together in ST.
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    9/27 GT: Cubs @ Sox (2:10pm)

    There's no reason he should have even hit there. I know he's better vs. LHP this year, but his numbers vs. RHP are shit so it's not saying much. McCann has a much better chance there.
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    9/27 GT: Cubs @ Sox (2:10pm)

    I'm glad we hit towards the end of the game. I already chalked the game up to a loss, then I got pissed again when Ricky decided not to hit McCann for Mazara in an obvious PH situation.
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    9/27 GT: Cubs @ Sox (2:10pm)

    Reds up 5-2.
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