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9.13 Game thread, vs KC 1:15 CST first pitch

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Great way to enjoy the day, White Sox baseball! Super happy since ESPN has a double header this evening. Full day of baseball for me. f*** yeah.

 

Nice ducksnort by Yoan.

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QUOTE (Dick Allen @ Sep 13, 2017 -> 01:51 PM)
Engel bringing back memories of Jerry Owens, Josh Fields, Brent Morel, and Septembers past.

No Trayce Thompson?

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QUOTE (BlackSox13 @ Sep 13, 2017 -> 02:51 PM)
Nice rip down the LF line by Engel. He's been a nice surprise so far with the bat.

I was thinking right before he did that (c'mon Adam just rip one right down that left field line), then boom it happened.

 

As awful as he has looked during that bad stretch of atbats, he has had some clutch at bats. Likes to hit them down the line.

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QUOTE (Lillian @ Sep 13, 2017 -> 01:53 PM)
You all know how much I'm loving the progress we're watching with Adam.

Yeah, if only he could bat left handed. :P

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QUOTE (BlackSox13 @ Sep 13, 2017 -> 02:52 PM)
No Trayce Thompson?

Trayce was a little different of a player. Hit more for power, Engel is more of a singles guy with speed, although Engel does seem to like to drive runs in. 20 driven in with the amount of at bats he has had isn't too shabby. Both guys did have pretty good defense, although Engel with a lot more range, making up for those plays that Trayce had to otherwise dive for.

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QUOTE (BlackSox13 @ Sep 13, 2017 -> 01:52 PM)
No Trayce Thompson?

Trayce as well. I am hoping it's real with Engel, but I'm not buying it, yet and still his OPS is under .600. It could help his confidence.

 

 

Hasn't he usually been a real streaky hitter?

 

It's kind of bizarre, I was at a game he turned around a Matt Bush 100 MPH fastball right up the middle, and I have seen him blown away by fastballs nowhere near that.

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QUOTE (Swingandalongonetoleft @ Sep 13, 2017 -> 01:59 PM)
Ah, there's a name that was scrubbed from my memory until just reading it.

Sept. 2007 .340/.396/.371 with 10 steals

 

Career .262/.319/.305 with 36 steals

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QUOTE (Scoots @ Sep 13, 2017 -> 01:54 PM)
I was thinking right before he did that (c'mon Adam just rip one right down that left field line), then boom it happened.

 

As awful as he has looked during that bad stretch of atbats, he has had some clutch at bats. Likes to hit them down the line.

Dude, you need to think along with the game more often.

 

Yeah I like Engel's progress so far. After seeing Thompson fall back to earth last year, I have no expectations from Engel. If he solidifies himself as the starting CF that's great but if he doesn't it's no big deal since I wasn't expecting him to become a starting CF'r anyway. I'm just sitting back and enjoying the show, for however long it lasts.

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QUOTE (Dick Allen @ Sep 13, 2017 -> 01:58 PM)
Trayce as well. I am hoping it's real with Engel, but I'm not buying it, yet and still his OPS is under .600. It could help his confidence.

 

 

Hasn't he usually been a real streaky hitter?

 

It's kind of bizarre, I was at a game he turned around a Matt Bush 100 MPH fastball right up the middle, and I have seen him blown away by fastballs nowhere near that.

Yeah I agree and that's why I'm just going with the wait and see approach. I never expected him to do as much as he's done but we've seen this with Trayce. It's not fair to Engel but they are very similar players.

 

As for the fastballs. I think Engel is simply over thinking, as Hawk would say. It could explain why sometimes he's on the fastball and late on others. Or, he's up there guessing.

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QUOTE (BlackSox13 @ Sep 13, 2017 -> 02:03 PM)
Dude, you need to think along with the game more often.

 

Yeah I like Engel's progress so far. After seeing Thompson fall back to earth last year, I have no expectations from Engel. If he solidifies himself as the starting CF that's great but if he doesn't it's no big deal since I wasn't expecting him to become a starting CF'r anyway. I'm just sitting back and enjoying the show, for however long it lasts.

Besides being a White Sox, you have to pull for him. He plays hard. He even runs out to his position hard.

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QUOTE (BlackSox13 @ Sep 13, 2017 -> 03:03 PM)
Dude, you need to think along with the game more often.

 

Yeah I like Engel's progress so far. After seeing Thompson fall back to earth last year, I have no expectations from Engel. If he solidifies himself as the starting CF that's great but if he doesn't it's no big deal since I wasn't expecting him to become a starting CF'r anyway. I'm just sitting back and enjoying the show, for however long it lasts.

Yep. With his defense out there in the outfield, I think he probably has the majority of starts in Center next year as long as he stays healthy, no mattee really how he hits, just because he saves a lot of pitchers some headache with the range he has out there. Anything he does offensively is a plus. So you can sit back and enjoy him next year for probably at least a couple more months haha.

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I thought Adam would struggle making team next year with more guys getting close for time, but I realized he really only has Leury and May competing for CF, so he probably has our 4th outfield locked down.

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QUOTE (bmags @ Sep 13, 2017 -> 02:12 PM)
I thought Adam would struggle making team next year with more guys getting close for time, but I realized he really only has Leury and May competing for CF, so he probably has our 4th outfield locked down.

 

While Tilson may no longer exist in the realm of the White Sox he may still be in the team photo.

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QUOTE (Harry Chappas @ Sep 13, 2017 -> 12:27 PM)
While Tilson may no longer exist in the realm of the White Sox he may still be in the team photo.

:lol:

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Hawk just did an unintended Forrest Gump impression on that Anderson blooper while saying, "that could be trouble".

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