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  • #16
    That's funny. The Cubs once had three Todds on the field. And at least three colors (Willie Greene, Rondell White, Roosevelt Brown, if memory serves) but three outfielders named Garcia takes the cake!
    2016 World Series Champions

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    • #17
      April 15

      Sox bow to Minny 6-0, stymied by Ervin Santana one-hitter.

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      • #18
        April 16 -

        Sox bounce right back after being one-hit yesterday, beating the Twins 3-1 on Avisail Garcia's 2-run homer in the 10th.

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        • #19
          April 17 -

          Solid performance from Yolmer Sanchez, 3 for 4 with a 3-run homer, but Sox bow to Yankees 7-4.

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          • #20
            April 18

            It's an all-Garcia offense at the Stadium tonight, as Leury (who kinda looks like Haaaaarold, am I right?) puts the Sox ahead with a solo shot in the 3rd and Avisail adds a 3-run blast in the 7th to win it 4-1. Meanwhile Miguel Gonzalez goes 8.1 allowing just 1 run (earned) on 4 hits, 1 BB, 4 K.
            Last edited by westsidegrounds; 04-18-2017, 09:58 PM.

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            • #21
              April 19:

              Abreu goes 3 for 4 with two doubles and Tommy Kahnle strikes out all three batters faced. Otherwise not a great night for our Sox as they bow to the Yanks 9-1.

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              • #22
                April 20 -

                Day off to maybe ponder what moves might be made. Such as how far to pursue Luis Robert.

                Not at all a bad road trip at 5-4.

                Indians start a 3-game visit tomorrow, 7:10 Friday (Shields/Carrasco scheduled), 6:10 Saturday, 1:10 Sunday.
                Last edited by westsidegrounds; 04-21-2017, 03:49 PM.

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                • #23
                  April 21 -

                  Nate Jones 1.1 innings, 3 strikeouts no walks no hits no runs. There's dancing in the streets of Butler tonight!

                  3-0 Cleveland though.

                  Just my opinion, but it would be nice if the Sox would start scoring some runs.

                  as of now American League 2017, bottom four teams in runs scored:

                  LAA 57
                  CHW 49
                  TOR 45
                  KCR 41

                  League average is 64.
                  Last edited by westsidegrounds; 04-25-2017, 12:57 AM.

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                  • #24
                    April 22 -

                    6-1 Cleveland

                    The Sox have the worst OB% in the major leagues, .272 (major league average is .311)

                    Seems like something they could work on.
                    Last edited by westsidegrounds; 04-23-2017, 03:23 PM.

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                    • #25
                      April 23 -

                      Sox over Cleveland 6-2. A pleasant April afternoon in Chicago, mid-60s and sunny - made even those 1980s softball team uniforms they wore today look good.

                      Todd Frazier steals his first base of the season, Tim Anderson and A. Garcia hit doubles.

                      Holland gives up 3 hits, 1 run (earned), walks 3 & strikes out 6 in six innings; bullpen combines for 3 hits, 1 run (earned), 2 BB, 5 K in three innings.
                      Last edited by westsidegrounds; 04-23-2017, 03:52 PM.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by westsidegrounds View Post
                        April 23 -

                        Sox over Cleveland 6-2. A pleasant April afternoon in Chicago, mid-60s and sunny - made even those 1980s softball team uniforms they wore today look good.

                        Todd Frazier steals his first base of the season, Tim Anderson and A. Garcia hit doubles.

                        Holland gives up 3 hits, 1 run (earned), walks 3 & strikes out 6 in six innings; bullpen combines for 3 hits, 1 run (earned), 2 BB, 5 K in three innings.
                        Great job on the updates.

                        I don't know what is more painful, watching us hit or Abreu field. Either makes me want to retch.

                        Trade A. Garcia right now! He might have some trade value. If he hits 0.280 at the end of the season, I'll be pretty surprised. He looks like a poor man's Carlos Lee.
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                        • #27
                          Thank you!

                          I hope Avisail stays around though, he and Davidson are the only Sox hitting over .250. Without him the squad might set some kind of all-time non-scoring record, which would be unduly cruel to the pitching staff, which aside from Quintana is doing a good job under trying circumstances.

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                          • #28
                            April 24 -

                            An 8-run 6th puts the capper on a 12-1 rout of the Royals. Matt Davidson, DHing in the 7 spot, was the standout at 3 for 4 with 1 double, 1 HR and 4 RBI, and pretty much everybody did some hitting.

                            Miguel Gonzalez went 8 giving up 2 hits 1 run (unearned), walked 1, struck out 5. Anthony Swarzak closed it out with a perfect 9th.

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                            • #29
                              April 25 -

                              Kansas City threatens in the 9th, but the Sox hold on to win 10-5. Another "everybody hits" night.

                              Dan Jennings picks up the win to go 2-0 this year.
                              Last edited by westsidegrounds; 04-26-2017, 08:14 PM.

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                              • #30
                                April 26

                                Sox over K.C. 5-2 FTS!

                                Home runs by Avisail & Leury G.

                                Nice outing from Jose Quintana - 6 innings, 5 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), 2 walks and 10 strikeouts.

                                Bullpen looks good again with 3 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K.

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