Tagged: Mariners

MARINERS SHOT BY A CUBAN MISSILE!!

clutchcuban.jpg

Wow how can I describe this game lol Wuz good world dis ya boi White Sox Real Talk checkin back in after a much needed White Sox win in Seattle. Let me just start off by saying if we would have lost this game I would’ve been able to sleep better after a open-heart surgery with no anesthesia than after losing this lol. John Danks was phenomenal pitching a whole 8 innings and giving up only one run in the 4th off a Russell Branyan RBI single. After that he didn’t have a blemish striking out 7.
danksclutch.jpg 
What was so agonizing about watching this game was the Sox weren’t able to get anything going offensively. But the comeback came in the 9th when former White Sox David Aardsma came in to get his 28th save of the season & almost gave up a lead-off homer to Paulie but a great catch by Franklin Guiterrez saved a homer. After that Aardsma walked A.J., gave up a base hit to Carlos & then the Cuban Missle Alexei Ramirez blasted a ball to left field to give the Sox a 3-1 lead.
gone.jpg
outtahere.jpg
I jumped out my chair after this homer & a huge sigh of relief came across me & then the best part was when Bobby Jenks came in & got the save despite all the Kidney Stone problems. Detroit lost to Boston for the 2nd straight night & Sox cut the division lead down to 2 games with the win.
RIOS ARRIVES:
riosarrives.jpg
Alex Rios arrived in Seattle today & joined his new White Sox teammates, was not in the lineup tonight but is scheduled to start tomorrow. Now on the radio I heard that Jermaine Dye was a lil skeptical about this move saying “This is exciting but I am really confused about it” I just hope this doesn’t start any animosity on this ballclub especially in the thick of the pennant race. Worry about off season stuff in the off season let’s buckle down & win this division because if this works out & we get in the postseason we can get something going & maybe have another parade in October. Tomorrow night Buerhle will try to get back on track going against King Felix so until next time yall PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!
Advertisements

SOX DROP OPENER TO M’S, RIOS TO SOUTHSIDE!!

aardsma.jpg

Wuz good world dis ya boi White Sox Real Talk checking in after a interesting day in Soxville. The day started off with Mr.Kenny Williams making yet ANOTHER big move by aquiring Toronto Blue Jays Outfielder Alex Rios.
alex.jpg
I can’t really say that this acquisition was a “shocker” because I have been reporting this story over the weekend with my past blogs. But the one shocking thing about this is that we got him & gave up NOTHING yea not a thing. These kind of waiver deals usually go down 2% of the time but that just shows the genius of Kenny Williams & what is even more impressive to me is that our owner Jerry Reinsdorf is co-signing all these moves that cost a lot of money. That shows me that he is a owner who really cares about winning. The only question mark about this move is how does he fit with this team this year? Well according to Ozzie its going to be a platoon situation for the whole outfield. This also has implications for next year like does this impact the Sox keeping JD, Big Jim or Scotty Pods????
kennywill.jpg
Now this is a very interesting scenario that Kenny Williams will have to address in the offseason. After what this man has done this season by acquiring not only Rios but Jake freaking Peavy lol these are in-season moves, these are moves that you usually see from a team like the Yankees in the offseason, So I’m not gon question what he has planned as far as JD, Pods, & Thome for next year. Now I personally hope that the Sox say goodbye to Jim Thome move JD to DH, and put Rios in RF, & keep Pods in center. Now don’t get me wrong I’m a huge Thome fan but if I have to say goodbye to him to keep my favorite baseball player Jermaine Dye in town I will do that. So with all this going on I almost forgot that there was a game to play.So the game finally got played at 9(I hate west coast time because it throws me off, they know I can’t go to sleep without finding out how my Sox did lol) So the start was so late that I had to stay up to watch. Gavin Floyd was on the mound & was doing well until the 4th when he put runners on 2nd & 3rd with 2 outs & then Ken Griffey Jr. hit a 2 RBI single to make it a 2-0 mariners lead.
jr.jpg
Sox came right back though in the top of the 5th as Ramon Castro hit a clutch 2 RBI double to tie the game at 2. But unfortunately  for us Gavin Floyd couldn’t continue his hot streak.
gavo.jpg
After the 4th he continued  to struggle as he let Ichiro give the Mariners the lead again at 3-2, Carlos Quentin bailed him out in the bottom of the 5th with a 2 RBI double that gave the Sox the 4-3 lead but Carlos buried his self & the team in the 6th as he gave up a 2 out homer to Russel Branyan that tied the game but then gave the game away as he gave up a 2-Run bomb to Kenji Johjima that gave the Mariners a 6-4 lead that would not relinquish.
kenji.jpg
Tigers lost which made it even more frustrating because we blew an opportunity to gain some ground in this division, But Johnny Danks will be on the bump tonight as we NEED him to go at least, at leasts 7 innings because this bullpen is coming in wayyy to early the last couple days and not putting us in a good situation. Danks will be going against Doug Fister who is making his 1st major league start, you know how the Sox play against first timers smh lol but until next time yall PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A “HOT, HOT” MESS……..

hot.jpg

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.
humid.jpg
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,
josec.jpg
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.
jamie.jpg
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:
westcoast.jpg
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!!!!!!!!!!