Thursday Postgame

Thursday, August 25, 2005, 3:52 pm

Random Thoughts

Sorry, with the quick turnaround today, I did not get a lineup before the game began.Timo

I know that Timo Perez has received a lot of criticism here over the past couple of weeks.  Say what you will, but he certainly was a key in us winning that game today — both offensively and defensively.

Whenever they are asked, Ozzie Guillen and Joey Cora always respond that Timo finds a way to help the team every time he is in the lineup.  So, at least based only on today, let’s cut Timo so slack for a week or so.

Podsednik has joined Charlotte where he will work out tomorrow.  Plans are for him to play Saturday and Sunday and then a decision will be made about Monday.

How about the pitching we threw at the Twins this series?

One of Ken Williams’ goals before the trade deadline was to find another arm for our bullpen.  As he surveyed the options out there (and what it would cost), he and Rick Hahn, our assistant GM, kept coming back to Bobby Jenks, who was then at Class AA Birmingham.  Without knowing how Bobby would respond to the major leagues, Ken, Rick and others in our baseball operations department were convinced that no one out there had a better arm.  Not to put too many expectations on the guy, but remember how K-Rod came out of the minor league and made such a difference for the Angels down their stretch drive in 2002.

Joe Crede, who fouled off a ball while trying to bunt in the 10th inning, is going to have x-rays on his fingers/hand tomorrow and we will know more then.

Squirming

I stopped in to see Jerry Reinsdorf right after we won but he was on the phone.  Someone else had stopped in and commented, "he’s stopped squirming now!"

It is amazing how things sometimes can be portrayed.  Jerry’s only conversation with Carl Pohlad, owner of the Twins, at the recent owners meetings was to say hello.  Somehow, that became portrayed as Jerry Reinsdorf squirming at the recent play of his team (and our competitors in the American League Central).

On to Seattle for the weekend.

27 Comments

The Hawk letting *****” slip out as Minnesota tied it was priceless. As he would say, our Sox showed a lot of stones today in rebounding to win. Let’s take the series in Seattle and keep building momentum into October!

Great series!!Obviously the words”collapse” and Quitters”are derived from the Cubs dictionary and aren’t relevant to this great team.

Im not a crede fan but i hope hes ok, but!. i do wish he goes on the DL so he could get that back of his a rest and to give someone else a shot

“replays showed Ryan’s third hit was barely inside the line when Konerko touched it”

Was Scott Merkin watching a different game than the rest of us???

for real, even Hawk said it was a bad call. and we all saw the replay

It was quite obvious that the ball hit in the 9th was foul. I don’t know how both the 1st base ump and home plate ump (crew chief) missed that call. The reason Konerko didn’t go after the ball, was because he knew it was foul. I also thought maybe Ozzie was going to get tossed in the 9th or 10th, after some close pitches were not going the Sox’s way. I loved hearing Ed Farmer go on and on about that blown call. Rooney had to say, “lets forget about it and move on”.

I hate to sound like a child, but…CHEATER’S PROOF =) Great to see us get past that HORRENDOUS call. Just no reason for things like that to happen. Back on the winning track and loving it!!

I’m not blaming Konerco, but all ball players know and are taught to let the umpires make the call, and as a player you keep playing because you don’t know what that call will be. That being said, the ball looked foul to me, and the Home plate umpire didn’t make the call as required. The 1st base ump exceeded his authority. Ozzie should complain about that. Let’s go up to the Northwest and kick some buttt.

It was a great game, and as much as I wish that Garland got the win, we still took one game off the magic number, and that is all that matters now.

And I saw this quote from Konerko in the Southtown and I agree with it completely.

“We no longer care about people who doubt us,” Konerko said. “We haven’t all year. You’re either with us or you’re not. There’s people jumping on and off the bandwagon, but from now on when you’re off, there’s no getting back on.”

“Timo Perez threw out a runner at the plate in the second inning, scored a run in the third and singled home the game-winner in the 10th as the White Sox pulled out a series win at the Metrodome.”

Trust in Ozzie.

I feel ya psheehan@outgun.com. There have been a lot of White Sox fans bashing the team, especially Timo. Just because the Sox have had a bad stretch doesn’t mean everyone has to panic and complain. The Sox should some heart yesterday and pulled out an important victory. Go go White Sox!

so now b’cuz timo had a couple nice plays and a clutch hit hes good. I like timo but hes not a leadoff hitter or a starter. Hes the type of player who comes off the bench and eventually starts a couple of games. Anderson should be playing in the outfield until podsednik comes back

lilj, nobody is saying he is great, people are just saying that he isn’t as bad as you make him out to be. you’ve been all “doom and gloom” for weeks now as well as bashing crede & timo & whoever else you can. there is still much more left to the season so relax. when the Sox lose a little bit, it isn’t the end of the world. Timo played a big part in yesterday’s game and was also a factor in their win on Wednesday.

I took the trip up to MN to catch yesterday’s game. What a game/series for our pitchers. 2 out of 3 from the Twinkies is a great accomplishment. The White Sox Fans (about 100 of us) were great up there. Garland got a nice standing ovation from the Sox faithful and when Jenks mauled them over in the 10th you could hear a pin drop in the dome. Easy Timo bashers (game winning RBI, scored a run and threw out a runner trying to score), yee of no faith. Let’s go get another series from Seattle!!

I took the trip up to MN to catch yesterday’s game. What a game/series for our pitchers. 2 out of 3 from the Twinkies is a great accomplishment. The White Sox Fans (about 100 of us) were great up there. Garland got a nice standing ovation from the Sox faithful and when Jenks mauled them over in the 10th you could hear a pin drop in the dome. Easy Timo bashers (game winning RBI, scored a run and threw out a runner trying to score), yee of no faith. Let’s go get another series from Seattle!!

Just time enough to say “up
yours” to the Twinkies,their

media and the Hump Dome, which

I would be happy to push the

implode button on in three

years when that joke is over.

Just remember, Sox fans, no

bad deed goes unrecognized and

is never made good on. The

Sox have and will continue to

perservere when the going gets

tough and the collars get tight. Let’s just hope that the last two stops on this

oddysey are as rewarding as the first.

Why are we debating about Timo & Crede. This is a team in the truest sense of the word. They pick each other up when they have to. Luckily we’ve had the pitching that has made it less obvious when guys aren’t hitting. They’ve overcome the loss of Big Frank and Podsednik’s injury. Guys are playing with sore backs and they’re still winning. They win as a team and lose as a team and one guy isn’t going to make that much difference right now. All I can say is, I feel sorry for the Mariners, GO SOX!

i agree tho even tho i cant stand crede. but i just wanna say i hope the sox win this series against the mariners but the sox do tend to struggle against rookie pitchers. If im not mistaking the last rookie pitcher the sox faced was this year and he goes by the name of Ervin Santana of the Angels. that didn’t go too good now did it lol

Go Sox

told u guys Brian Anderson was the real deal. he was just struggling cuz he had faced 2 tought lefties (santana and johnson)

None of us were bashing Brian Anderson. We were supporting Timo and Brian and Ozzie’s skill in deciding when to use each one.

call up willie on 8/31 and drop adkins for playoff roster …dont,t need 12 pitchers but willie can play 2nd,center and pinch run

call up willie on 8/31 and drop adkins for playoff roster …dont,t need 12 pitchers but willie can play 2nd,center and pinch run

Another great game last night! Contreras is pitching like a man possessed. Dye is just really on track. Let’s get the broom out for a sweep. Hope Scott is ok….haven’t seen a post from him since Thursday!!

How about Jenks arm and his history of breaking it? What are the sox plans or backup plan for that?

I just checked into Jenks health history and it seems to me that he’s only had a problem once and that was a strain in his elbow during which he only missed a couple weeks back in 2003. If Jenks does get hurt the Sox would probably call up Bajenaru or Munoz. They would probably give other guys more work and try to keep the big guys like Politte, Cotts, Hermanson, and Marte some work to keep them fresh, but not overuse them.

Thanks, rjriddle…I was looking into his health history as well, and couldn’t find any info on arm problems to speak of…. I think he has tremendous potential. There are a number of guys who can throw with that speed, but how many can consistently hit the strike zone. I know it’s early, but I like what I see….Dawn

Jenks is awesome, love the guy but he has had problems with the elbow that aren’t going to be found in the transactions. Its one of the reasons the previous team didn’t want him. Hate to have him break down now…

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