Game 50: White Sox @ Minnesota

Here's a little secret: I'm actually more worried about the White Sox than I am the Indians. The White Sox have been building for a little bit, while Cleveland is definitely on the decline. I felt this way last year too, though maybe I was a little early in that worry. It just feels like all of a sudden all of the White Sox' prospects are going to hit their stride.

But the Twins are pitching Jose Berrios, which makes me think that tonight will not be the night that the White Sox hit their stride.

Reynaldo Lopez goes for Chicago. He has apparently been better of late, but gives up lots of fly balls. And the Twins often turn fly balls into 4-base hits, so... we might as well start spookying now!

69 thoughts on “Game 50: White Sox @ Minnesota”

  1. Ugh, Jack. I think I'll put this one in the tablet and play some video games instead of listening to their worst broadcast combo.

    1. I could let Jack bother me, but the Twins are on the board early, I’m relaxing with the balance of a silo of Butterfly Flashmob*, with all the windows flung open on a gorgeous evening.

      * Poured into a tulip; I’m not a monster.

      1. Nice. That looks like a fine way to nullify jack. That is not a brewery I've heard of. I've got some kegged up pale ale that's decent, but not great. I do have some Hopalicious in the fridge, but that's for "camping" tomorrow.

              1. For awhile, the piggly wiggly here in town was selling the Hopalicious continuum twelve packs for $9.99. I purchased many.

    1. I decided to look at the "on pace" for the 2018 Yankees and franchise record, 1963 Twins, compared to 2019 Twins. It bodes well.

      2019 Twins HR Pace

  2. Just popping in to say I fricking love how these guys can be down 4-1 and I'm like "not even worried about it" every dang time.

    1. Admittedly I am still in the "I knew it was too good to last"......."holy shit this team is really good" camp.

      1. I’m with Geoff, but starting to come around to thinking the second sentiment first.

  3. Before I go do it myself - does anyone have the % break down of runs by HR vs non-HR for the season so far?

    1. That 1999 Mariners team finished with 244 HRs which was the 4th most at the time - it's 11th now.

  4. Sometimes I scroll all the way down, past all the comments, and poke around on some of the other pages we have linked at the bottom. Tonight it was the USS Mariner. Still game intros in abundance, but man ... like no comments. Makes me appreciate what we have here even more, even in the down years.

  5. Wow, Dick Bremer mentions how wins aren't in a pitcher's control in front of Jack Morris.

    1. When Dick asked Jack how he’d like pitching with this lineup behind him, my first thought was, “Obviously he’d pitch to the score.”

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