Full Day of Blogging
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
This is my third post of the day as I try to work my way through a homestand’s worth of email, photos, etc. I plan to drop in some new stuff throughout the week just to try and keep you up to date.
Big Game, Big Series
Not sure if I view the next three games as make or break (and I am nowhere near the panic button yet), but this is a big series and tonight is a big game against the Twins.
First key is that we have John Danks on the mound. I was surprised his career numbers against the Twins aren’t better (6-6, 4.96) because it sure seems like he has pitched better than that. Of course, everyone remembers the Blackout Game in 2008. In John’s four starts this year against Minnesota, he has gone: ND 1ER/6.0 UP; L 3/7.0; W 6/6.0; and W 1/8.0.
John ranks second in MLB for lowest opponents batting average for a LHP against right-handed hitters at .193. Cliff Lee is second in the AL at .220.
At the end of the day on August 17 of 2009, your White Sox were 61-58, in second place 2.0 games out of first. At 62-55, Detroit led the division, while the eventual 2009 division champions, the Minnesota Twins, were third, 6.5 games back at 56-62.
So a lot can and does change …
Let’s win tonight …