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ALDS GAME 2 RECAP:BACKS AGAINST THE WALL

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

 

 

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WHITE SOX/RAYS ALDS GAME 2 PREVIEW AND NOTES

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

 

ALDS WHITE SOX/RAYS GAME 1 RECAP: LONGBALL LONGORIA

RAYS 6, WHITE SOX 4

Evan Longoria

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

 

ALDS WHITE SOX/RAYS: BATTLE AT THE TROP

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.

SIDENOTES:

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

AL CENTRAL RACE RECAP SEPT.21ST:MAGIC NUMBER IS 5!!!!

Wuz good world right now im in a OK mood i was SUPER PISSED before the end of the Sox game because my Chicago Bears BLEW A GAME BECAUSE OF A FIGHT THAT GAVE TAMPA BAY 15 YARDS!!!! I would say some words that are in my head right now but this is a family blog LOL!!! anyway back to baseball

 

WHITE SOX 3, ROYALS 0

 

 

By saying  Johnny  Danks pitched a helluva game would be a HUGE UNDERSTATEMENT, He pitched one of the best games ive ever seen him pitch as a member of the White Sox. 8.1 Innings pitched only 3 hits allowed and the most important number 0 Runs. Also great work by Matt Thronton and Bobby Jenks to close out the game. Only offense in this game was a Sac Fly RBI by Jim Thome that scored Dewayne Wise then a 2-Run HR by the captain Paul Konerko WHO IS REALLY STARTING TO HEAT UP AT THE RIGHT TIME. So a Great win as the Sox take the series and get ready to head to the Metrodome for a HUGE series with the Twins.

SIDENOTES: KENNY WILLIAMS IS A GENIUS FOR BRINGING IN DEWAYNE WISE WHO HAS BEEN TOO HOT THIS MONTH!!!

 

NOW LETS CHECK ON THE TWINS:

TWINS 4, RAYS 1

Now while the Sox were battling it out with the Royals the Twins were just tryna keep pace with the Sox as they played the Rays. Now obiviously the Rays bats went cold after problly a LONG night of celebrating their first playoff berth and after scoring 26 runs in the first 3 games they only muster 1 Run against Fransico Liraino who pitched a great game but besides the effort the Twins still trail The White Sox by 2.5 games in the Division as the Twins will have to sweep the Sox at home if they wanna overtake the lead in the AL Central. SO ALL MY SOX GOTTA DO IS WIN 1 GAME AND WE STILL HAVE LEAD BUT I HOPE WE WIN MORE THAN 1.

SOX LEAD AL CENTRAL BY 2.5 GAMES AND MAGIC NUMBER IS 5!!!

WHITE SOX REAL TALK…..PEACE!!!!

AL CENTRAL RACE UPDATE SEPT.2OTH:MISSED OPPORTUNITIES

Wuz good world, welcome to the LATE edition of White Sox Real Talk AL Central Race recap, now im writing this so late because last night i was too pissed that we lost to the Royals that i couldnt muster up the strength to write a blog but first things first. As much as i hate the Chicago Cubs im still from the Windy City so Congrats on back-to-back Division Titles Good Luck in the Posteseason cuz belive me….U GON NEED IT

NOW LETS START WITH THE RECAP

RAYS 7, TWINS 2

Now coming into the game the Rays needed just 1 win to secure their first ever trip to the postseason, now this game was mostly a wrap for the Twins after they blew a bases loaded with 0 outs oppurtunity in the 4th Inning as they scored no runs. Scott Kazmir had the Twinkies on lock from  the jump going 8 scorless innings the Twins couldnt even get a run til the Rays Bullpen came in as they fell short 7-2 and the Rays are going to the playoffs for the first time ever. The Twins will have a much better oppurtunity to win tonight with Liriano on the mound but his last outing wasnt so good as he gave up 7 runs to the CLEVELAND INDIANS of all people in 2 innings of work so we’ll see how he rebounds from that.

 

SO WE NOW HEAD TO KC….

ROYALS 5, WHITE SOX 2

Now heading into this game the Twins just lost to the Rays so the Sox had a great oppurtunity to take a 3 1/2 game lead in the central with a win against the Royals on paper it looks like an easy task but with the Sox NOTHING IS EASY!!!. So the game started off on the wrong foot as Gavin Floyd sure didint look like the man that pitched a GREAT game in The Bronx against the Yankees as he gave up 4 runs in just 6.1 Innings of work.

 

So the bullpen comes in a gives up another run in the 7th and the Royals lead 5-0, so in the top of 8th the Sox try to mount a comeback as my fav. Sox player right now, Alexei Ramirez hit a 2-run shot(20 HR of Season) to left field to cut the lead to 5-2 so we head to the top of the 9th with 2 on and JD at the plate and he just Blasts a shot to Left field that is ROBBED by Mark Teahen so the Sox blow and oppurtunity to tie the game with 1 Out so its Big Jims turn to tie the game with 2 outs but he goes down swinging and the Sox miss a golden oppurtunity to take a commanding 3 1/2 game lead over the Twins. But theres always a good side to each story tongiht the Twins are still in Tampa and the Sox have one last chance to go up 3 1/2 games before heading to Minnesota for THEE BIGGEST SERIES OF THE YEAR and another good note is that since both teams lost the MAGIC NUMBER NOW SHRINKS TO 6. And tonight they will have a great chance to win if Johnny Danks can pitch like he did last sunday.

 

Until next time im White Sox Real Talk….PEACE!!!!

MY PICKS TO MAKE THE MLB PLAYOFFS

Wuz good this is White Sox Real Talk and im back with my Picks of who’s gonna make the playoffs, leave some comments and see if u agree. First in The American League:

AL EAST  DIVISION WINNER: TAMPA BAY RAYS, Now i pick them cuz these boys are just tough great hitting, great pitching and they play smart ball they remind me of my 2005 White Sox these boys have a never say die attitude, they will hold off the Red Sox.

 AL CENTRAL DIVISION WINNER:CHICAGO WHITE SOX, Now even tho my Sox have been struggling of late i still like our chances and Ozzie isnt gon let these guys just die. They have come WAY too far from last year to let this season go down in flames to the Twinkies so i got us taking it in the last week of the season  and finally give the Twins the Knockout Punch.

 AL WEST DIVISION WINNER: ANAHEIM ANGELS OF LOS ANGELES, No explantion needed why they are the first team in the Majors to clinch Great Power hitting, Great pitching and THEE BEST CLOSER IN THE MAJORS K-ROD!!!

 AL WILD CARD WINNER: BOSTON RED SOX, The world champs are gonna slide their way into the postseason even tho they’re not gonna win the east they are still gonna make major moves in the postseason as long as Josh Beckett can stay healthy.

NOW NATIONAL LEAGUE……

 NL EAST DIVISION WINNER:PHILADEPHIA PHILLIES, They will hold off the NY Mets no doubt in my mind NO ONE CAN STOP RYAN HOWARD RIGHT NOW ….NO ONE ENUFF SAID!!!

 NL CENTRAL DIVISION WINNER: CHICAGO CUBS, Now as much as I hate these ******** the Cubbies are having a great season and are giving Northsiders some hope that it might happen but they still gotta convince me that they can get the job done in  the postseason so it will be intersting to see.

 NL WEST DIVISION WINNER: LOS ANGELES DODGERS, Now before the trade deadline i thought they had NO CHANCE to beat out the D-Backs but then they got MANNY RAMIREZ and he has just been phenomnal batting.400 and just making that team much better.

 NL WILDCARD WINNER: MILWAUKEE BREWERS, Even though they have been jagging games in late innings and had a CRUSHING loss to the Cubbies last night i still like their chances better than the Mets i know both bullpens are bad but Brewers bullpen isnt as HORRIBLE as the Mets so they will get back to the postseason for first time since 1982. If Ben Sheets is Healthy they could make some noise.

SO THOSE ARE MY PICKS LEAVE COMMENTS TO LET  ME KNOW WHAT U THINK!!!