RAYS 6,WHITE SOX 2
“We left 14 runners on base and score 2 runs thats White Sox Baseball”-Ozzie Guillen, Boy is he right once again the Sox prove that if they don’t have the longball they lose.
Mark Buerhle pitched a DECENT game it wasn’t his best but it wasn’t his worst either he still gave us a chance to win in the 8th inning with Tampa Bay only having a 1-run lead. The only bad pitch he gave up was a 2-run HR to Akinori Iwamura. HOW THE HELL DO YOU LET HIM HIT A HOMER ??? HE HAS 6 ALL YEAR!!!!
That was just one thing that pissed me off last night, the others were of course our lack of fundamentals. We have the bases loaded in the 1st inning, Kazmir is reeling and what happens??? ONLY 2 RUNS SCORE AND U HAVE 1 OUT. Then Paul Konerko pops out, then a A.J. Pierzynki single, BASES LOADED AGAIN and what happens, well Juan Uribe picks a helluva time to be Juan Uribe and strikes out INNING OVER. Then in the 8th inning there is 2 outs a runnner on 1st and what does Nick Swisher do…HE STANDS THERE LIKE A IDIOT AND LETS 6 PITCHES GO BY WITHOUT SWINGING AT 1!!!!!!
THEN HE HAS THE NERVE TO ACTUALLY ARGUE A CALL, YOU HAVE TO SWING IN ORDER TO ARGUE JACKASS!!!!
So now the Sox head home facing eliminatioin….AGAIN, they have to win 3 in a row to save their season….AGAIN, and there will be a blackout on Game 3…..AGAIN
I think we will win both games in Chicago and send the series back to Tampa but winning Game 5 will be a different story.
WHITE SOX REAL TALK…PEACE
FIRST OFF I WANNA SEND MY CONDOLENCES TO ALL CUBS FANS FOR THE DEATH OF THEIR SEASON LOL I FEEL YOUR PAIN….NOT!!! LMAO!!!
NOW THAT WE GOT THAT OUT THE WAY NOW TO TALK ABOUT REAL BASEBALL…
Now after a Game 1 loss at the hands of the Rays, the White Sox still feel extremley confident that they can grap Game 2 with our ace Mark Buerhle on the mound tonight. The Rays have not done good against lefties this year as they are only 1 game over .500 when they face left-handers.
Ozzie Guillen calls tonight a “MUST-WIN GAME” I disagree because if we lose today we have John Danks and Gavin Floyd pitching at home where we could defitnley tie the series up. I think this game is more of a Must-Win Game for the Rays because if its 1-1 series heading back to the Southside the Sox could defitnley wrap up the series in 4 games.
SIDENOTES: Nick Swisher will start at Left field instead of Dewayne Wise because Swisher has a better batting average aganist Right-Handed pitchers. Also nice work by Clayton Richard last night in relief as he is defintley growing into a great middle-inning reliever. Props to him.
PREDICTION:SOX WIN TONIGHT AND TIE THE SERIES HEADING BACK TO THE CHI!!!
WHITE SOX REAL TALK…PEACE
RAYS 6, WHITE SOX 4
Well so much for those first playoff jitters as the Rays got off to a great start in this one, the scoring started in the bottom of the 2nd Inning when Evan Longoria just crushed a ball over Javy Vasquez giving the Rays a 1-0 lead. The Sox responded in the top of the 3rd inning when Dewayne Wise hit a 3-run shot to give the Sox a 3-1 lead.
Then thats when the wheels started falling off for Javy as he ONCE AGAIN COULDN’T LAST MORE THAN 4.1 INNINGS giving up a 2nd home run to Evan Longoria which tied the game but 2 more runs after that which made it a 4-3 game.
After that Clayton Richard came up and did pretty good until he gave up 2 more runs in the 8th to make it a 6-3 game. In the 9th Paul Konerko hit a meaningless Home run to cut it to a 6-4 lead but the Rays get the next 3 outs very easily and win it 6-4.
TURNING POINT: The turning point in this game was back in the 7th inning when the White Sox had bases loaded with 1 out. Juan Uribe strikes out(NOT SHOCKING AT ALL)then Mr.RBI Orlando Cabrera comes up with bases still loaded and after one pitch starts talking **** to Rays reliever Grant Balfour. They stare each other down for about 2 mins. then Balfour strikes OC out while sharing a few choice words while he leaves the mound to end the inning.
Well good news is its only Game 1, and tommrow one of our aces Mark Buehrle takes the mound against Scott Kazmir. Thats really the only bright spot right now as the Sox continue to prove to people that they are only a Home Run hitting team and cant manufacture runs. But still Game 1.
WHITE SOX REAL TALK….PEACE
Wuz good world, Today Game 1 of the ALDS between my Chicago White Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays tips off at the Trop. I’m feeling kinda lowkey today as i really don’t care if the Sox win this series or not because I don’t expect them to win the title but I HOPE THEY DO. Winning the Central this year was the best i could’ve asked for everything else is just icing on the cake. But with all that being said i do hope my Sox can pull it out. HERE IS MY PREDICTIONS AND NOTES FOR THE SERIES:
MY PICK TO CLICK:KEN GRIFFEY JR.
I don’t know why but i just see JR. having a big series. This is probally the last time he’s gonna have a chance to play for a AL Pennant or a World Series title so i think that will motivate him to have a good series and also he hit 2 HRs in the Metrodome last week so hopefully that’ll carry into this series in another Dome.
MY PREDICTON: SOX WIN IN 4
Now I usually don’t make postseason predictions cuz ANYTHING can happen but i just feel that experience, hunger,and momentum will be the keys to a white sox series win.
Now don’t get me wrong these guys are a GREAT TEAM but lets face it, they have never been to the playoffs before and they only have 1 guy on their roster with playoff experience(Cliff Floyd). I just think that since the White Sox still have 9 guys from the World Series year and 2 VERY HUNGRY VETERANS in Jim Thome and Ken Griffey Jr. it will get them over the hump. Also the Sox have basically been playing Playoff games for a week now and the Rays haven’t played a meaningfull game in about 10 days so they are rested but the Sox have momentum winning 3 in a row and momentum and experience win in the postseason.
NOW I KNOW THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SOX/RAYS SERIES BUT I JUST HAD TO MENTION THIS: CUBS FANS GIVE UP HOPE WAYYYY TO EARLY U ONLY LOST 1 GAME ITS NOT THE END OF THE ****** WORLD. HAVE FAITH IN YOUR TEAM IF THEY WIN TONIGHT ITS 1-1 AND A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME SURE IF YOU LOSE YOUR SEASON IS OVER LOL BUT HAVE FAITH PERSONALLY I THINK THE CUBS WILL WIN TODAY AND BY AT LEAST 5 OR 6 RUNS. SEE THIS IS MY PROBLEM WITH CUBS NATION, I DON’T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE CUBS TEAM PERSONALLY BUT WITH THE FANS CUZ THEY ARE ALL BANDWAGONERS AND ALWAYS PUT MY WHITE SOX DOWN WHEN U SHOULDN’T BE TALKING **** UNTIL YOU WIN ONE. NOW EVERYONE IS WORRIED CUZ THEY LOST 1 GAME BUT WATCH WHEN THE WIN TONIGHT, EVERYONE AND THEY MAMA GON HOP BACK ON THE BLUE BANDWAGON. IT MAKES ME SICK TO MY STOMACH
WHITE SOX REAL TALK…PEACE