Do The White Sox Need A Washing?
April 4, 2016
This isn’t to claim that people were unable watching the Cubs win9-8 today, they were, but it didn’t look to me like many people were watching as intently as they during the regular season. I only saw one person actually keep score today, which was a real trial as there were 46 different players in the current game! Keeping a scorecard is a challenge as more different players!
American League Cy Young Award – Jon Lester, Boston Red Sox. I could have been one year too at the start of predicting John Lester would win this award last year. Then again, if Lester hadn’t gotten off to such a hard start lately (1-2, six.71 ERA in April), his stats would’ve looked even better than his impressive final stat line of 19-9, four.20 ERA. If Lester can jump off to a quick start for a change (4.58 career ERA in April), about 20-23 wins is a possibility considering the revamped Red Sox lineup, the speedy outfield, and also the improved (at least on paper) bullpen.
The starting pitching remained solid. The starters experienced seven consecutive quality starts and have merited a paltry .37 ERA (including tonight). Edwin Jackson had his slider striking the right spots striking out five through seven innings and allowing only five singles. Walks have been an downside to Jackson, though tonight. Jackson would after you have one base runner using the walk. Torii Hunter grounded into his twelfth double play with the season globe sixth to end one with the only legitimate threats of this evening. sale jerseys and Will Ohman each pitched a scoreless inning to close out the night time. Jackson gone to live in 3-4 concerning the year and Santana dropped to 1-4. John Danks will take the mound seeking of 1st win tomorrow against Joel Pineiro.
But one particular food item brought an end to what turned in order to be closing loss in a second straight season the Tribe was unable november 23 70 games for the moment you see since modern expansion in 1961.
Of course, no other person in the Biogenesis scandal was focused on a year-long suspension. While Rodriguez may have saved what remains of his 2013 season, the entire 2014 campaign and the beginning of 2015 is on the fishing line. By that time, he’ll be 40 yrs . old and have in all probability even less to offer than he is doing now.
Choo one more the first Indian to terminate the season with an on-base percentage of .400 or best, finishing at all.401. The most recent Tribe hitter as they club was Manny Ramirez (.457 in 2000).
Another guy on the 40-man, another guy without minor league success. The 25-year-old Jones posted a 4.17 FIP in high-A Winston-Salem in fact. Like the previous couple of pitchers listed, he’s on the 40-man, so I’ll say he gets a shot, but don’t expect him to be considerably of one factor in this race.