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  1. 7 minutes ago, CaliSoxFanViaSWside said:

    I know I am one of those 2 though I am sure it is more than just 2.

    Yeah, I was hinting at the, if I remember correctly, Yearnin' and Squirmin' for Yermin.

    I'll admit I was skeptical of how good Yermin would be.  He's been a pleasant surprise, even since cooling down after an incredible start.  I don't think it's ridiculous to assume he'll end up being a .290 hitter with 25+ HRs.  He'll come close to filling the offensive hole left by the late Eloy.  And, as an added bonus, he pissed of LaRussa AND is still in the lineup every day.

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  2. Are we bored with winning?  Only three posts in the winner thread 7+ hours after the game ended?

    Nice game from Cease.  He still throws too many pitches, but he is getting better control of his stuff, which is outstanding.  He seems to be getting a lot more comfortable with his breaking pitches and mixes them in nicely with his big fastball.  The K to end the 6th was awesome, and we even saw a bit of a yell from the young man.

    Yermin must have been reading this board and saw the comments about him.  He said, "I'll show you!"  Then right before the HR (on a 3-0 count), he said, "This is for the two posters who have always believed in me!"

    Billy Hamilton with the go ahead and eventual winning hit.  'Nuff said.

    Bullpen covers three innings well.  Very good to see.

    A nice win over a bad team.  They need to sweep these guys out of town.

  3. 4 minutes ago, Baker said:

    Hey play a triple header, 4 innings each. 

    Ghost runner on second at the beginning of every inning.  Pitchers must chug a beer after every strikeout.  Pants are optional.

  4. 31 minutes ago, 35thstreetswarm said:

    They should just rebrand the Kopech injury video "Kopech shows off breakdancing skills on the mound!" and then I'd feel better

    Or they could say that someone said that he was "on fire", and Kopech immediately stopped, dropped, and rolled.

  5. I don't know how to answer this.  Immediately I want to say ban all substances and enforce it.  But that would be difficult...and quite revealing.  I wonder how many pitchers use some sort of substance when pitching?  Or maybe the better question is, who doesn't?  I don't think approving one substance is the way to go.  That would be the MLB admitting that substances are used, and I don't think they want to do that.  I think right now, aside from hat cop Joe West, the issue is ignored.  That's not saying pitchers can use substances, but it's not saying they can't either.

    Even with some sort of substance, it still takes incredible skill to pitch the way some of these guys do.  Banning all substances might level the playing field a bit, but you're still going to have guys who can throw some nasty shit and others who can only throw straight as an arrow.

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  6. It's amazing that these max effort guys like Kopech don't get hurt more often.  There are a ton of muscles, ligaments, bones, etc. that are stressed when a guy throws upper 90s along with biting breaking stuff.  The conditioning for these guys has to be insane.  Let's hope his hamstring is fine and he can go for the double header.

  7. I think we're finding out that Andrew Vaughn is a really good baseball player.  His hitting is one thing and expected.  But, he's shown to be a decent 1B and a surprisingly decent LF.  As a rookie, being thrust into a position he's never player before, he's done a really nice job.

  8. Jack Flaherty was bullied by Jose Abreu and his own defense and chased from the game early.  Meanwhile, Lucas Giolito stuck his tongue out at his friend and former teammate and had another great outing.  Liam Hendriks came out in the ninth with the based loaded and said, "Crikey, this sure is a dog's breakfast!" and promptly struck out the side.  It was a good evening on the southside, complete with a record cup snake.

    Now it's time to break out the brooms and sweep the cardinals back to St. Louis.

    John Gant (3-3, 2.04 ERA) vs. Carlos Rodon (5-1, 1.27 ERA)

    Let's go Sox!

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