Tagged: Jake Peavy

PEAVY UPDATE:NOT GOOD NEWS

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Yo wats good world dis ya boi White Sox Real Talk checkin in with a quick update on Jake Peavy & the news is not good, just when you thought this week wasn’t gonna get any worse…it just did. Jake only pitched 3 1/3 innings tonight in his rehab start, throwing 65 pitches, giving up 2 runs (all earned) but was pulled because he felt tightness again in the elbow where he was hit by a line drive on Monday. Peavy was trying to throw 80-100 pitches but couldn’t & his Sox debut next week is looking cloudy once again. I will blog again once I get more info, hopefully its better news…PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!
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A “HOT, HOT” MESS……..

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Wuz good world dis ya boi White Sox Real Talk checkin in after a very dissapointing series against the really bad Cleveland Indians. Coming into this series the Sox were looking real good taking 3 outta 4 from the AL’s two best teams the Yankees & Angels and on paper looked like they could sweep the Cleveland Indians. Well let’s just say the Tribe had other ideas who came in trying to win their 3rd straight series against the AL Central’s top dogs. This past week the Indians took 2 outta 3 from not only us but the Tigers & Twins. The game started off with extremely hot temperatures at 91 degrrees & 55% humidity as you can see.
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The White Sox started off on the right foot when A.J. hit his 12th homer of the season to start a 3 run inning in the 2nd to give the Sox an early 3-0 lead. Jose Contreras was on the mound looking to get back on the right track after his last 2 inning disappointing start last tuesday against LA. He was doing good cruising right along until the 5th inning came around,
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That’s when trouble hit as he allowed 2 hits then walked a third & loaded the bases with no outs. The Indians put up a 4 spot in that inning highlighted by a 2 RBI single by Jamie Carroll which gave them the lead and they would not look back. Tony Pena then came in looking to keep it a 1 run lead but unlike his previous outings this week things didn’t go so well. He gave up another one then in the 7th struggling Scott Linebrink gave up a homer to Jamie Carroll to make it a 6-3 Tribe lead.
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Sox tried to make a comeback in the bottom of the 7th when Alexei lead off with his 12 homer of the year but it was 1,2,3 after that and Kerry Wood eventually closed it out in the 9th to give the Indians a series win. To top it all off Detroit won 8-7 against Minnesota to extend their division lead to 3 games as they will get ready to head to Fenway for 4 games against the reeling Boston Red Sox(hopefully our eastside brethren can bail us out).
WEST COAST RIDING:
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Now the reason I have this pic up is because everytime I think of the West Coast I always think of two of my favorite artists Tupac & Snoop lol but anyway the Sox get ready to head back on the road & try to right the ship with 3 games against a Mariners team who is fighting for a wild card spot(they are 5.5 games out)  & also to Oakland(another place where we traditionally never played well) to play the Pathetics lol. Here is the pitching preview for the Mariners series.
MATCHUPS:
MONDAY
Gavin Floyd(9-6 3.91 ERA)
VS.
Lucas French(2-2 3.93 ERA)
Sidenotes:Gavin will look to win his 10th game of the season and continue his 8 game streak of quality starts but he is 1-2 with a 7.15 ERA(4 total starts) lifetime against the Seattle Mariners. On the other side Lucas French will make his Mariner debut after getting traded by the Tigers.
TUESDAY
John Danks(9-8 4.23 ERA)
VS.
Doug Fishter(0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Sidenotes: Johnny Danks will look to bounce back from his effort on Thursday where he gave up 6 runs in 7 innings.
WEDNESDAY
Mark Buerhle(11-6 3.89 ERA)
VS.
Felix Hernandez(12-4 2.84 ERA)
Sidenotes: Buerhls will look to FINALLY get back on the winning side of things as he hasn’t looked the same since the 5th inning in Minnesota two weeks ago, while on the other side Seattle’s King Felix will continue his great season and try to get his 13th win of the season.
OTHER NOTES:
-With Jose Contreras struggling again & fat boy Colon missing again former WS hero Freddy Garcia might be coming to the rescue. While Ozzie said that he doubt’s that he will but that Freddy has been pitching great. The Sox won’t need the a 5th starter until the 18th at home against the Royals so we have some time before we find out.
-Still no news on the Alex Rios rumor but we will know for a fact on Tuesday whether on not the Sox claimed him.
-And last but certainly not least Jake Peavy had another successful bullpen session yesterday & will make his 1st minor league rehab start on Thursday and some people are saying that he could be starting as early as Aug.23rd, I hope so Hurry up Jake we REALLY need you buddy!! Until next time yall this White Sox Real Talk signing off PEACE!!!!!!!!!!


 

 

JOHN DANKS ROLLED BY ANGELS, SOX/TRIBE PREVIEW!!

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Wuz good world dis ya boi White Sox Real Talk checking in with a recap on this last series & to preview the upcoming series with the Indians. Ok coming into this afternoon’s game the Sox were looking to sweep the top team in the AL for the 2nd week in a row, BUT as usual they don’t. John Danks was shaky from the start giving up 6 runs in 6 innings, walking damn near everybody & also letting the Angels steal 4 bases off him. With all that being said the Sox still scored 5 runs & if it wasnt for Danks bad start might have won the game.
BONEHEAD PLAYS:
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Today I was reminded that Gordon Beckham is still a rookie lol making a horrible throw to Paulie in the 1st that could have gotten them out of that inning with no runs scored & probably changing the flow of the game but he gave up 2 runs on that error. Then in the 2nd inning JD had a “Milton Bradley Moment” when he forgot how many outs there were which lead to a run score off a Sac Fly that wasn’t supposed to happen. Now to look on the bright side in the 7 games that the Sox have played against the two teams that were supposed “destroy us” they took 5 of those games and looked real solid. Now other bad news was that Tigers won 7-3 against the O’s & gain some ground by extending their division lead by 2 games. If you can’t tell already this is definitely gonna be a battle to the finish as it keeps goin up & down but I am waiting for the Sox to string off like 5 in a row to take the division lead & they have a GREAT chance to do that this weekend.
SOX/TRIBE PREVIEW:
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Now the Sox get ready to take on the Cleveland Indians this weekend in what I like to call a “Trap Series” the reason I call it that is because this is a series that we are supposed to not just win but sweep & the Indians have absolutely nothing to lose & are goin to try ruin our chance of taking the division lead. This is a real key series because we get a chance to bury one of the AL Central bottom feeders while the two teams we are battling with, Detroit & Minnesota beat each other to a pulp at Comerica Park this weekend. If you are the Sox do not take this team lightly because they just beat the Tigers & Twins in series but those were at their ballpark. Take advantage of your homefield and sweep this team before goin to the West Coast to play a good Mariners team & Oakland, a place that has been like the Metrodome pt.2. But let’s check out the pitching match ups this weekend.
FRIDAY:
Mark Buerhle(11-5 3.79 ERA)
VS.
Jeremy Sowers(3-7 4.97 ERA)
let’s see if Mr.Perfect can get back on track after a horrible outing last sunday against the Yankees & also his meltdown against the Twins two weeks ago.
SATURDAY:
TBA
VS.
Carl Pavano(9-8 5.37 ERA)
This will be the 2nd 5th starter spot of the month & its looking like it will be Carlos Torres starting.
SUNDAY:
Jose Contreras(4-10 4.95 ERA)
VS.
David Huff(5-6 6.81 ERA)
This is probably gonna be Jose’s last chance if he doesn’t wanna get kicked out of the rotation, he hasn’t had any problems giving up runs but has walked almost everyone he’s faced.
PEAVY UPDATE:
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I now have some real good news to report on the Jake Peavy front, according to espnchicago.com Jake Peavy will throw a side session for Don Cooper on Saturday & if everything goes as well as planned then he will begin his rehab stints in the minors with probable starts on Aug.13th, 18th & 23rd and if everything goes well he will make his 1st start with the White Sox in Yankee Stadium on August 28th.
OTHER NOTES:
Alexei Ramirez should be back in the lineup tomorrow night
until next time yall PEACE!!!!!
 

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)
VS.
Jose Contreras(4-10 4.80 ERA)

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

THURSDAY:
Ervin Santana(3-6 7.31 ERA)
VS.
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!!!!!!!!!!!

KENNY “CLUTCH” WILLIAMS DELIVERS ONCE AGAIN!!!!

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Wuz good world dis ya boi White Sox Real Talk checkin in about to recap a GREAT day yesterday fo all of White Sox fans. Just when I doubted Kenny Williams….he pulled one of these joints lol
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He came up clutch like MJ  used to do here in the Windy City, with the damn Tigers & Twins acquiring Jarrod Washburn & Orlando Cabrera(respectively) he realed in his big fish Jake Peavy . I was on the way to work when I heard da news & i damn near got into a car accident learning about it LOL I was that excited. Now just like I expected all these national media guy, I don’t wanna name names but….Buster Olney from ESPN hating on this trade. Talkin about “this is a trade for the future, he’s prolly not gonna help this year”, “Can he succeed in the American League”, “Will he be the same after that injury”. I don’t wanna hear it!!!!!! Let me break down the reasons why it can help us this year.
REASONS WHY IT CAN HELP THIS YEAR……
1st off the White Sox have the best medical  staff in the majors…just look at how fast Jose Contreras came back
-Jake Peavy said he could’ve pitched in San Diego in August but they were gonna shut him down because they were out of the NL West race.
-We have 4 off days in August which means we only need our 5th starter 3 times in that month.
-He will be back for the most important month of the regular season, September &  thats when we play clutch sereis against NY, Boston on the road & the last two weeks of the season we play Detroit twice & Minnesota once AT HOME, and can you imagine the ground we can ground if we are down a couple games & if we are up a couple games with Peavy we can close the casket on them ******** lol
-And we all know that Detroit isn’t good enough to run away with it in august
-If we get in the playoffs we will have the best 4 man rotation in the American League PERIOD
Peavy,Buerhle,Danks,Floyd and anything  can happen.
Now sure we gave up 4 pitchers for him but let’s be real yea Clayton Richard was great his last two starts but the man is hot garbage lol I have been preaching that for the last year on this blog & sure I’m a lil down that we had to give up Aaron Poreda but if that’s what I gotta give up to get a former CY Young pitcher in HIS PRIME & 27 YEARS OLD FOR 3 MORE YEARS AFTER THIS….I’LL TAKE IT
GAME RECAP:
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The White Sox won 10-5 last night to make that day even better. We won off a bad appearance by the Yankee’s Sergio Mitre. D.J. Carrasco did pretty good giving us a chance to win. Clutch Homer by Carlos Quentin & a 2-out 2 RBI single by Chris Getz in the 7th sealed the win for us.
WHO WILL PITCH 5TH FOR THE 3 AUGUST STARTS????
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Carlos Torres….that’s who I’m rollin wit. He did pretty damn good in his 1st major league outing going 6 innings only giving up 2 runs(which were homers) what was also good is that he didn’t break down when he gave up the homers. I think he would be able to give us some quality starts til Peavy comes.
WHEN I THINK PEAVY WILL MAKE HIS 1ST START…..
Now I think he will make his 1st start September 3rd, Wrigley Field in the makeup game agianst the Cubbies lol wouldn’t that make for a great drama???? The rivalry is already a heated one but to have Peavy have his 1st start against the team that REALLY wanted him lol WHO’S MAD NOW CUBBIES??? LOL UNTIL NEXT TIME YALL PEACE!!!!!
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