Like I said, Adam Dunn will return this weekend and torch the Twins. I didn’t have the guy returning until the end of the year, like 5 or so games left. As usual, I was wrong. Dunn came back with a vengeance, even smacking his 39th home run of the year.
Twins suck, so the Sox did what they had to do in taking care of business.
Don’t know, and don’t plan on looking it up, but I was wondering of a traded pitcher has ever thrown a no hitter against his former team in the very same season? I doubt it, but I am positive there is some number crunching person who knows the answer right now.
Maybe the Sox should put Francisco Liriano in the bullpen more often, especially if he is going to throw almost 7 innings of no hit ball like he did Friday against his former mates.
If the Sox make the playoffs, Chris Sale wins the Cy Young. There, I said it.
Dunn will be comeback player, but Showalter will win the Manager of the year, with Ventura finishing 3rd behind the A’s Bob Melvin
Ken Williams should get consideration for the executive of the year for all the great moves he made before and during the season, but I think the honor will go to Mike Rizzo in Washington.
Heard a couple guys arguing the other day about what is tougher: Hitting a baseball or golf. Until fans are allowed to get stone drunk, yell and fight on the greens, I’ll go with baseball. Even if they are allowed to act the fool, I will still lean toward baseball.
And it’s just golf. Golf is it’s own word. You cannot PLAY golf or you would be be play playing golf.
Gordon Beckham is saving his best for last. The 2nd baseman is hitting .333 in the final month, plus he is on a 7-game hitting streak.
Except for the RBI’s, Paul Konerko is having his usual season. I still wonder if he is playing hurt. Everyone is playing hurt this time of the year, but when I watch the Captain hit I just can’t get it out of my mind that he may be hurting more than usual.
Robin Ventura knows how to save his pitching staff. In their 3 game sweep of the Twinkies, Ventura used 11 pitchers, but only Matt Thornton was used twice. They staff is well rested for the final 17 games.
Jake Peavy is about to go over the 200 innings mark. It’s been 5 years since he’s done that.
Chris Sale is 25 innings away from 200 innings. It’s unchartered territory every time he takes the mound.
Sox got the pitching in Minnesota, and they continue to get the fielding. You know, they haven’t committed an error in 9 games, and that was by reserve Rey Olmedo.
Pitching and defense baby.
On the other hand, Mark Buehrle is about to go over the 200 inning plateau for the 12th straight year, that is if he can pitch 12 more innings with the Marlins.
I know, I’m wandering, but I also wonder if Ozzie’s job is on the line in Florida. From what I’ve read, they haven’t said he’ll be let go, but they haven’t given him a ringing endorsement either. You want my next prediction? Miami will be on the post-season next year.
Sorry for reminiscing.
Neither the Winston-Salen Dash or Charlotte Knight’s were able to win there respective titles, but they are chalk full of the next wave of Sox players.
Sox start a 1-game homestand when they play a make up game tomorrow against the Tigers. It is a huge game for the Sox, who will go up by 3 games if they win.