anderson tooke a step in the right direction tonite in an almost comeback win. 2-4 with a 3 run hr. hope it's more than a hiccup. ;-)
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(professor @ Jun 1 2006, 04:23 PM) Quoted post</div><div class='quotemain'>
I think we are too used to the White Soxs not making any mental errors because of the unbelievable way they excuted last year. This year is what I expected from them so far.
Pitching has been decent. I'm disappointed in Garcia and Garland so far this year. Garcia's record doesn't indicate how poorly he's done in the couple games I saw him pitch. Maybe the WBC has something to do with it but I had a feeling from the end of last year that he wasn't going to have as strong as a season we are used to from him.
Garland better start getting better quick but indications fromt he announcers is that he had a pretty good outing in Toronto although he gave up like 5 runs or something. I wouldn't be surprised if McCarthy challenges him for his starting spot soon.
What's up with Buerhle leaving the ball up in that one inning he got rocked against the Indians? He seems to have one of those innings every outing now. He better start stepping it up not only cuz he's the Ace of the team but he's also on my fantasy team.
The bullpen is the big ? of this season to my surprise. Pollite needs to re-focus or something cuz I see more of Nelson and less of Cliffy. Thornton is for real. Wow. We got a righty and lefty that can hit 100 is pretty damn amazing. It's time to use only McCarthy, Cotts, Thornton, and Jenks..maybe sprinkle a little of Nelson in there.
Detroit is not for real. Maybe a couple years and then they could be the contending for the Central but I think we have a dynasty building in the south side of Chi-town. [/b][/quote]
I your assessment. I think it is hard for Ozzy to keep their attention so far this year. After getting those rings he is having trouble getting the execution. But lets be real. Last year was magical. Almost everything went right for the Sox. No way we get as good of starting pitching as last year. It was probably the best I can remember from any team. Garcia will come around. Garland I'm not so sure. He just gives up a lot of runs.
Buerle is good, but our Ace is Contrearas. He is filthy. When he is on, we win. Simple as that. In the playoffs, he is as good as 2 wins in every series. I think Detroit will fade. No way their pitching will hold up. They already have injuries, and their bullpen is very suspect as we saw last week. GO SOX.
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(CrossCyed @ Jun 12 2006, 11:46 PM) Quoted post</div><div class='quotemain'> Anderson heating up. [/b][/quote]
Yeah l liked what I saw today from Anderson. He even walked from a 0-2 count which I sat in amazement..I'm also glad he put that sacrifice bunt down which resulted in a run. I'm thinking he'll hit .240-.250 by the end of the season.
Also I was impressed by Uribe's at-bats today too. He didn't go into the batters back hacking at anything throw. Maybe the baby he had thought him some patience or something haha..
Things are looking good although the freaking Devil Ray's bullpen blows..
Anderson walking shouldn't surprise anyone. I think he's shown he can draw a walk now and then.
Yup, Anderson is fifth on the team in walks.