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View Poll Results: Who will be the hitting star in the series

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  • Jose Abreu

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  • Tank

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  • Gordon Beckham

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  • Alexei Ramirez

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  • Tyler Flowers

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  • Adam Dunn

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    Chicago White Sox (19-20) @ Oakland Athletics (23-15) IGT 5-12/5-14

    CHICAGO WHITE SOX 19-20


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    OAKLAND ATHLETICS 23-15


    Monday 5-12 9:05 CST on WCIU

    John Danks

    42 IP, 3-2, 4.93 ERA, 1.48 WHIP 29 Ks, 21 BB

    Jesse Chavez

    43.2 IP, 2-1, 2.47 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 44 Ks, 10 BB

    Tuesday 5-14, 9:05 PM on CSN

    Scott Carroll

    17.1 IP, 1-2, 3.63 ERA, 1.56 ERA, 5 Ks, 5 BB

    Drew Pomeranz

    18.2 IP, 2-1, 1.45 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 16 Ks, 6 BB

    Wednesday 5-15, 2:35 CST on CSN

    Andre Rienzo

    23.2 IP, 3-0, 4.56 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 13 Ks, 12 BB


    Tommy Milone

    35.2 IP, 1-3, 4.54 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 23 Ks, 15 BB
    Last edited by South Side Sox; 05-12-2014 at 01:21 PM.

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    after a 10-game homestand started with three straight losses, the oakland athletics have righted themselves and now own the best record in the american league.

    They'll try to add to a four-game winning streak as they begin the final three of the home stretch monday night against the chicago white sox, who open a nine-game road trip without quite as much confidence.
    Oakland (23-15), which has also won five straight at home against chicago (19-20), has outscored opponents 23-4 in the last four games. A three-game home sweep of washington ended with sunday's 9-1 victory as derek norris hit a pair of three-run homers against gio gonzalez, the pitcher he was traded for after the 2011 season.

    Norris, who is part of a catching platoon with john jaso while batting .385, is continuing to make a case for everyday at-bats with a 6-for-12 mark in the winning streak.

    "it was one of those special days," said norris, whose six rbis were a career high. "i've never hit two home runs in a game. It still feels surreal."

    oakland's al-best pitching staff has gotten a huge lift lately from the bullpen, which has a 1.27 era and a .173 opponents' batting average over the past nine games.

    The white sox have lost three of four, and those games came at home against the nl's worst teams, the cubs and arizona. A 5-1 loss to the diamondbacks to conclude a 1-2 series sunday had manager robin ventura putting his players on warning.

    "they were just flat, couldn't get anything going," ventura said. "something is going to happen. I don't know what yet, but something."

    rest: http://espn.go.com/mlb/preview?id=340512111

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    Line ups

    White Sox

    L Garcia CF
    Beckham 2B
    Gillaspie 3B
    Abreu 1B
    Dunn DH
    Tank RF
    Ramirez SS
    De Aza LF
    Nieto C

    A's

    Gentry CF
    Lowrie SS
    Donaldson 3B
    Cespedes LF
    Norris C
    Callaspo DH
    Moss 1B
    Punto 2B
    Reddick RF

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    We almost came back in the 9th down 5-1 as Abreu started it with his 14th HR of the year.

    Tough 5-4 opening loss. Tank also hit one out.

    Carroll is up tonight.

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    Strong arm of Viciedo paying off again! This is about the fourth time I have mocked him for his horrible defense now, meaning that isn't a good thing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Impaler View Post
    Some posters like yourself don't understand how a single is better then a home run,
    #TWTW

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    The play was not ruled an error because the ball was hit over his head and off the wall. The official scorer felt that even had he turned the right way, he may not have gotten back to the wall in time to set up and make the play. Outfielders can run into the outfield wall to make a catch but that does not always turn out well. Viciedo would have served himself better on that play by gauging how far it was hit and then backing off to play it off the wall.

    Regarding the repeated mockery, as a Sox fan, I take no joy in seeing any White Sox player miss a play, strike out, or fail the team. Every player and every person has strengths and weaknesses. In Viciedo's case, he obviously lacks the mobility of more svelte players. Therefore it is a given that speed is being sacrificed for power at his position and that is not something that is unusual throughout baseball. Not every team has a "five tool player" at every position. So until we have a player like Mike Trout we will settle for the best that we have and try not to expect them to do what they can't do. Recall that Avisail Garcia made a lawn dart out of himself trying to be something that he will never be - an outfielder who can run and dive for balls without injuring himself. He is another guy who will be something of a liability in the outfield when he returns. He is an even larger person than Viciedo, another player that will have to make up for less than adequate defense with a good throwing arm and a powerful bat.
    Viciedo could be switched to First base/DH next year alternating with Abreu if the Sox do not trade him and choose not to resign Dunn. In the meantime, the Sox need his bat in the line-up. I know some wanted Jordan Danks or DeAza instead, but that had to be a joke.
    Last edited by garypeters; 05-14-2014 at 12:15 PM.

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    Well at least you responded this time. Respect that.

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    2-1 A's heading to the top of the 8th.

    Rienzo with QS in this one.

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    Abreu three run jack!

    Sox 4 A's 2

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    Wow now that was a bomb by Abreu!

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    If Gregerson -- the slider machine -- throws three sliders away, he gets a strikeout. No idea why he threw a strike. That's Jose's big hole in his swing and approach. I guess Oakland didn't get the memo.
    Quote Originally Posted by Impaler View Post
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    I guess I win the poll question......I picked Jose......do I get cake ?

    White Sox & Redskins Forever

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    That was a bomb that Abreu hit. Absolute bomb.

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    Anywhere near .500 right now is good. After all, the Sox got 4 RBIs for the season from their regular right-fielder (Garcia), Dunn is on pace for less than 50 RBIs and less than 20 HRs, zero ABs from Davidson and Keppinger, 1 win from the 4th and 5th starters coming out of spring training (Johnson and Paulino), Danks with the worst control of his career, one starter (Carroll) who never reached the majors until he was 29 and is 1-3 with his last two starts scary bad, DeAza hitting under .200, brother Danks hitting under .100, and Nate Jones never getting a single batter out.

    ...Imagine life without our Cubans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanekj View Post
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    ...Imagine life without our Cubans.

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    Same results as in 2013 after the Hahn fire sale.

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