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Sunday, December 11th, 2016

RED HOT WHITE SOX

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I was in the car coming home from work during the last White Sox/Twins game. Nothing like listening to baseball on the radio in the car, although here in Chicago we’re not quite in the shining sun/windows all down part of the season yet. The bases were loaded and Joe Crede came to the plate. As a baseball fan, you get that feeling when you just know a hitter is going to come through. I was thinking basehit. Crede smashed a grand slam. He is hitting .330+ in his career with the bags packed. That’s clutch. Enjoy him now, Chicago.

The red hot White Sox lead the league in homeruns, doubles and walks. They are 3rd in batting average. That will take you places. It’s entirely too early to say that this club is similar to the 2005 club, but the vibe is undeniably different than last year. Last year’s team was a corpse floating across a lake.

Other MLB news…

ARod took the golden collar last night– 0-4 with 4 K’s.

Reds phenom Johnny Cueto pitched another brilliant game but the Reds lost to the Brew in 10 innings. Cueto has allowed only 6 hits in 13+ innings. But this is insane– he has 18 K’s and zero walks. Dusty has not let him throw more than 96 pitches in either game.

In that same game, Corey Patterson hit his 3rd homer of the season, a game-tying shot off Eric Gagne in the top of the 9th. Gagne is quickly looking like the worst signing of the offseason. In 3 innings he’s given up 5 hits–2 of which were homers. He’s already blown 2 saves.

Good to see Keith Foulke, one of my all-time favorites, back in the league. Foulke is off to a great start with the A’s–6 innings with only 3 hits allowed and no walks.

Break up the Orioles? The O’s have won 6 straight, sit atop the AL East and Aubrey Huff is leading the league in RBI. “We’re relaxed. Everybody’s written us off.”, said Huff. No doubt about that.

So does this mean we’re not getting Brian Roberts?

  • http://www.meaninglis.com Lis

    I don’t believe it. Detroit “O”er and the Sox bats are thumping tied for 1st. The division is totally upside down. If this keeps up for another week and it’s not just a lucky start I’ll be buying a bunch of Sox tickets :)

  • PB

    Tigers need to start hitting mang! .234 so far. Just like last year’s Sox. Pathetic. I see 1-15 in their future! FIRE MILLEN MANG!

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    Yeah– one more loss and the “Tigers Race to the Record” section goes up on the home page. Maybe they can break the O’s streak!!

  • dhaab

    Wait, I thought Cory Patterson was the biggest bust in the past 20 years. LOL

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    Nope. That’s Anthony Reyes. hehehe

  • dhaab

    HA! Reyes wasn’t a very high draft pick, though. I think he went somewhere around the 15th round. He’s is still only 25 years old. Unreal how people write players off so quickly. I’ll bet you right now that he ends up having a more productive career than Samardzija.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    Dude–it was a joke. I like Reyes. He might as well have been a Cubs prospect the way treated him–up, down, up, down, up, down….

  • dhaab

    Um, I knew it was a joke. That’s why I wrote “HA”.

    And the comment I made was about Cards fans because the majority of them have basically written him off as a bust.

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