Tagged: Gordon Beckham

SCOTTY PODS STRIKES THE HALOS!!

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Wuz good world dis ya boi White Sox Real Talk checkin in after yet another exciting White Sox walk-off winner over the Angels. The game started off with Jerry Reinsdorf starting the pre-game salute to Mark Buerhle to begin the “Mark Buerhle Appreciation Series” as he gave some nice framed pics to Buerhls & D-Wise.
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So after that nice ceremony it was time for baseball & Bacon got it going in a very great way with his 6th homer of the season to give the Sox an early 1-0 lead. In the very next inning Carlos Quentin homered to give us a 2-0 lead. Then that’s where it got messy.
CONTRERAS’ WALKS:
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Jose continued his “Walk-a-thon” in the 3rd inning as he walked 3 batters & gave up 1 run on a wild pitch & 2 more runs on a single by Bobby Abreu to give up the lead 3-2. That’s when Ozzie decided it was time for Jose to see the shower as he took him out with only 2 & a third innings pitched  with 66 pitches thrown. This has been a HUGE problem for Jose lately & one that quickly needs to be fixed. Really it should have been a 5-0 W because of the fact that the Angels scored all 4 of their runs of walks. So in the 5th the Sox tied the game off a sac fly to make it 3-3. That didnt last long as Bobby Abreu drove in the go ahead run in the next inning off a Sac Fly.
BACON TO THE RESCUE….AGAIN
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After a 2 Out double by Pods, Gordon Beckham striked AGAIN with a RBI single that tied the game at 4. The bullpen did a solid job as the combination of Carrasco, Randy Williams, Pena, Thornton & Dotel combined to only allow 1 run and held the game at 4 until the ninth. Thats when Pods delivered again, Jayson Nix got it started with a 2 Out double to put the winning run in scoring position.
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Thats when Pods blasted a a hit to give the White Sox a 5-4 win and cutting the Tigers divison lead to 1 game as they got hammered by the O’s 8-2(so much for Washburn lol)
OTHER NOTES:
Alexei Ramirez sat out again with his ankle injury but should return this weekend against the Indians.
-Bobby Jenks is going to have a procedure done to get rid of his Kidney Stones, its expected to be an Out Patient procedure but will miss a couple games to recover. GET WELL BIG FELLA!!
-Gordon Beckham won the AL’s Rookie Of The Month Award for July(Just a precursor until he wins the AL Rookie Of The Year Award)
Tomorrow night the Sox will hope for another solid performance from Gavin Floyd as he will take the mound against the Angel’s 3-0 rightie Sean O’Sullivan Until next time yall PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!
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WHITE SOX/YANKEES SERIES RECAP, SOX/HALOS PREVIEW!

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Wuz good world dis ya boi White Sox Real Talk checkin in after a VERY successful & surpising series against the New York Yankees. Now even though Mark Buerhle really struggled today & gave up 6 runs in 5 innings pitched, I’m not that upset mainly because how great Mark has been his last couple starts & also because we took 3 outta 4 in this series. Much more than what I could’ve asked for especially the way we had been playing coming into this series & how hot the Yankees have been lately. Also Detroit got destroyed by Cleveland 11-1 which even more supports my theory that the Tigers are not that good of a team. So we are still only 1.5 games out of 1st and with Alexei injured, & Peavy on the DL I love our chances to still win this divison.
BACON FOR ROY!!!
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I mean man this kid is UNBELIEVABLE now if you all go back & read my Spring Training reports in march I said he was gonna be special but MAN this kid has the potential to not only be an All-Star but a SUPERSTAR. Now my reasoning for that is this.. he’s only been in the majors not even a full 2 months and is batting .311 with 5 homers & 36 RBI’s also the kid is a natural shortstop but is looking pretty damn impressive at third base. This guy has become a serious Rookie of the Year candiate his only threat would be Pittsburgh’s Andrew McClutchen.
SOX/ANGELS PREVIEW:
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Now my confidence for this series has gotten better considering how well we just played in this past series. Here’s a look at the pitching matchups:
TUESDAY:
John Lackey(7-4 4.00 ERA)
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Jose Contreras(4-10 4.80 ERA)

WENSEDAY:
Sean O’Sullivan(3-0 3.75 ERA)
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Gavin Floyd(8-6 4.07 ERA)

THURSDAY:
Ervin Santana(3-6 7.31 ERA)
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John Danks(9-7 4.00 ERA)
Now after this series the road gets a lil less rocky for my Sox as we have a 15 game stretch against teams we should beat & some potential sweeps like Cleveland, & KC before we head to Boston & The Bronx to play the beasts of the AL East which brings me to my next topic.
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New Sox pitcher Jake Peavy was introduced to the media yesterday before the Sox 14-4 rout of the Yankees & today he threw off the mound for the 1st time since the beginning of June and threw 50 pitches a look a lil good. He is still scheduled to return either in the Boston series at the end of the month or the makeup game against the Cubs on Sept.3rd but until next time yall PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!

SOX AVOID SWEEP, THE TWINKIES AWAIT AT THE DEATH DOME!

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Wuz good world dis ya boi White Sox Real Talk checkin back in after my Sox avoid a 4 game sweep at the hands of the Tigers. Basically everything that happened in this game happened in the 1st inning lol The Sox pounced on Adam Porcello right out the gate on a failed double play attempt that gave us the early 2-0 lead then with Thome on 1st base Paulie hit his 20th homer of the season to give us a 4-0 lead(Paulie has yet to have a cold streak this is VERY good) then the youngest Gun Gordon Beckham followed a couple batters later with his 4th homer of the season to make it 5-0.
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What can I say about this kid here ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ lol I mean he is a tough code to crack, one day he is HORRIBLE the next he is fantatstic, in his two starts this week he has pitched a combined 16 innings(two 8 inning outings for you dummies lol) and has given up a combined 2 runs. Now the main question is has Clayton really turned the corner for good or his he just pitching well because he knows his job is on the line????? I don’ know but his showings have definitely made this 5th starter debacle even bigger, should the Sox ride his hot hand & put Colon in the pen or let Colon pitch & throw Clayton in the pen????? I don’t know the answers to these questions but it also poses the question “Could Clayton’s dominance put us in the Halladay race???” Could he be the bait that reels in the AL’s best pitcher to the Southside??
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The funniest image of the night was when ESPN showed Kenny WIlliams in the press box on his laptop with headphones on lol two questions came to mind….1 was what the hell is Kenny listening to???? & 2nd what GM is he having a convo with on AIM lmao!!! cuz you know he just wasn’t chillin with his Itunes playlist blasting lol thats not Kenny Williams. Now I’m happy that we won but still nervous because we head to the dreaded dome tommorow night. Last time we were thee before the breake we blew the 1st game, barely won the 2nd & Buerhle got thrashed in the finale. Weird things happen in that dome & even though the Twins have been playing horrible as of late they would like nothing more than to come home to a frenzied crowd & feast on some White Sox.
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Johnny Danks returns to the rotation tommorow & just at the right time, he will be followed by Mark Buerhle & Bartolo Colon. If we don’t play well we are gonna be looking at a very dark road with the Yankees & Angels coming to our hous this weekend. Pennant Race is defintley in full swing until next time tho this is White Sox Real Talk PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!!

CAREER NIGHT FOR PAULIE, TRADE RUMORS BREWING???

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Wuz good world dis ya boi White Sox Real Talk checking in after a pretty entertaining HR derby at Da Cell last night. The game started off with Mark Buerhle on the mound trying to win his 9th game of the season. Grady Sizemore kicked it off early with his 1st of 2 homers of the night for a 1-0 Indians lead. In the 2nd Paulie hit his 1st HR of 3 to tie it at 1. Buerhle struggled a lil bit to give up 2 more runs and a 3-1 lead. Then the Sox offense woke up after 2 singles by Alexei & JD then a walk sent Jim Thome to 1st to load the bases for Paulie.
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Thats when Paulie struck…AGAIN to hit a grand slam to left field to give the White Sox a 5-3 lead and his 2nd homer of the evening. Then the aerial show continued in the 7th inning when Alexei Ramirez continued his hot streak by hitting a 2-run homer his 11th of the season to make it a 7-3 lead.
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Then Paulie struck….AGAIN in the seventh as he hit home run number 3 of the night!!! to make it a 10-3 lead and basically sealed the game for the Southsiders.
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So the Sox went on to win 10-6 and start off this quick homestand on the right foot.
TRADE RUMORS:
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Now once again there is another rumor about an Ace joining the Sox pitching rotation. Now some reports are saying that Kenny is trying to bring Roy Halladay to the Southside. Now with all that being said I don’t believe it, first off Halladay has a no-trade clause & you know that Toronto is goin to want alot including this man:
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Now I really like Halladay and all that good stuff but I’m not trading Bacon for a 32 year old pitcher…just aint happening. Especially the way he has been swinging the bat he is gonna be a stud real soon. Now there are also reports that their will NOT be any big name trades for the Sox due to the economy & the slumping attendance at Sox games. According to Kenny Williams that would be the reason why no deals get made, but we will see. Until next time yall…PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!!

BACK ON THEE ROAD AGAIN!!!

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Wuz good world dis ya boi White Sox Real Talk checkin back in as the White Sox began a 7 game roadie in Cleveland. Coming into this game the Sox have won 2 straight games and 6 of their last 8 games and also evening their home record to .500 at 20-20, they also had a chance to get their overall record to .500 too with a W against the Indians. The White Sox went up early 2-0 in this game when  Gordon Beckham hit a RBI single in the 2nd to score Chris Getz. This was the start of a great game for “Bacon” as he went 3 for 3 with 2 RBI’s.
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The Indians didnt’t get any offense rolling until the 9th inning where they got 3 runs off Matt Thornton but Gavin Floyd continued his hot streak as he was untouchable again pitching 8.5 innings and giving up 0 runs.
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Things got quite funny in the 7th inning as Indians manager Eric Wedge got ejected after arguing a call with the bases loaded when one of the Indians were called out on what he thought was a foul ball.
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Things got a lil chippy as new Indians pitcher Chris Perez started throwing some wild pitches that hit Alexei & JD pretty good but fortunately wasn’t that bad.
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The Sox then went on to win 6-3 winning their third straight and are on their way to cutting the Tigers division lead to 4 games as they are getting routed 7-1 in the 8th inning to Oakland, now barring a miraclous comeback the sky is starting to get brighter for my Sox.
OTHER NOTES:
i’m super excited that my Sox complete history will be here tommorow i can’t wait to check it out look out for a blog on the DVD tommorow evening before the game.
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UNITL NEXT TIME YALL….PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BACON TO THE RESCUE!!!!!!!!!

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The Crosstown Classic is FINALLY here!!!!!!!! Wuz good world dis ya boi White Sox Real Talk checkin back in with yall after an exciting Sox win. Now the reason I started this blog off with the statement “The Crosstown Classic is finally here” is because despite the fact that we played a series against the Cubs last week the excitement was never really there. I think the reason for that was that Sox/Cubs Round 1 Wrigley was a mid-week series and it took away a lil bit of its luster. But the excitement has been there this weekend baby, in the 1st game of this series the Cubs won(or the umpires won depending on who you talk too lol) a close game 5-4 in a thrilling game but today was the best game of the year between the two clubs. Coming into the game we were expecting a huge pitchers duel between Mark Buerhle & Ryan Dempster but what we got was a back in forth classic. The game started off early when the Sox got on top quickly with a 1-0 lead off a RBI Double by my favorite MLB player Jermaine Dye. Then Scotty Pods started off hot again(I will break down his performance later) extending the Sox lead to 2-0.
ERRORS:
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 Errors was one of the mini sub plots of this game as Alexei Ramirez basically gave the Cubs 2 runs off his two errors(his  9th & 10th errors of the season by the way) Gordon Beckham also had 2 errors but he is a rookie so he get’s a pass but not Alexei he knows better. So fast foward to the 8th when Alexei redeemed his self a lil bit with his RBI single to tie the game at 7-7. Then on a 2-2 count with 2 outs and runners 1st & 2nd the rookie stepped up to the plate and won the game for my Southsiders & was mobbed at second base by his teammates.
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SCOTTY PODS 4 ALL-STAR!!!!!!!!!
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Scotty Pods is having a one of those “Renaissance years” as Shaq likes to call it lol batting well over .300 while going 4 for 5 yesteday with a HR. He has more RBI’s than Milton Bradley who unlike Pods has been playing the whole year. All in all a great win for the Sox as they also gained some ground with the Tigers losing to Houston for the 2nd straight game. Until next time yall….PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!!

SOX TAKE 2 OF 3 FROM REDS; 6 GAME HOMESTAND NEXT!

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Wuz good world dis ya boi White Sox Real Talk checkin back in after a successful weekend series against the Reds of Cincinatti. White Sox came into this afternoon’s game after winning in a VERY sloppy manor in last night’s Civil Rights Game where they had 4 errors looking to take the rubber match in this series. Mark Buerhle was the story going in with his impressive 18-6 record in Interleague play and continued that hot streak today. No home Runs in this game as the Sox scored their first two runs in the 1st inning off a RBI single from A.J. and a fielders choice off a double play from Paulie. Dwise also scored a run off a double in the 9th. One great milestone did occur in this game when the Captain, Mr.Konerko scored his 1,000th career RBI in the 5th inning.
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Bobby Jenks then came in the 9th and got his 17th save off the season(out of 19 tries) and the Sox got their 2nd straight win. Only bad news of the night is that the damn Tigers completed a sweep of the BrewCrew and kept the White Sox at 5 games behind in the Central.
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Now the Sox will head home to Da Cell for 6 games where they will play round 2 of the Crosstown Classic against the wackest team in Chicago the Cubs lol(just another shot at you bums lol) but more bad news for my beloved lol the Sox are under .500 at home at 16-18 and will begin a 3 game set against the best ballclub in the Majors, The L.A. Dodgers. And we all remember the last 12 game homestand where we went 4-8 so we defintely need to pick it up at home.
OTHER NOTES:
-Jermaine Dye was scratched from the lineup this afternoon to give him 3 days off before the important Dodgers series starting on Tuesday.
ALSO CONGRATS TO MY MANS GORDON BECKHAM FOR HITTTING HIS 1ST MAJOR LEAGUE HR LAST NIGHT!!!
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until next time….PEACE!!