Make-or-break stretch for the White Sox?
Thu, 6 Sep 2012|
The White Sox play their next seven games at home against the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers. Is this the most important stretch remaining in the season? The CTL panel debates - 9/6
The Tigers on the -- -- actually you know they both have. The AL central opponent you would think they would beat up than they both have two pretty good series out of the division. Something that concerns me as the White Sox play the rays the last week of the season right now the razor is good as any team. Baseball they are definitely the team you want to avoid. But yeah. I was in Detroit last week and clearly. Over those 72 hours the Tigers were on a different level -- the White Sox but you can take a snapshot at -- time this season and -- like that. The -- White Sox leave town. The Tigers get dropped two or three really Indians who look like they shouldn't be able to be anybody at this point so. I don't think the Tigers are good enough that you know they have their flaws in the field. Their lineup is top heavy the middle of the great middle of the order but a lot of outs otherwise. And so I don't think the Tigers are good enough to just put the White Sox a way I think this thing's gonna go down to the end. But they do have better starting pitching overall and right now the Tigers starting pitching is outperforming the White Sox starting pitching Jake Peavy finally with a good performance I think he was the first pitcher. Since Dylan Axelrod about two weeks ago who made it through six innings so starting pitching is pretty key for the White Sox the Tigers had to break even though there and Anaheim this weekend. Jered Weaver I guess is hurt he's not gonna perform against them so. It is I grew phils don't going right down the wire yeah I mean it's over if the White Sox somehow dropped all seven games ago one and six and which. Not gonna happen but I'm kind of with I'm not impressed with the Tigers even. If they're the better team -- the White Sox they don't seem to be able to prove it consistently enough and don't seem to have that ability to pull away I mean. You sweep a team you should be riding a crest of momentum and try to go in for the kill me obviously couldn't so I don't know we'll be able to do this weekend either. You'll be -- weekend because the Royals are not a good team but they're certainly a better team and if they would let you spend some money in the offseason and add some pitching. Photo lineup isn't that yeah I mean that the -- projected that they would get their starting pitching develop to catch up to their hitters I think they've. Now. All of their Danny Duffy and Mike Montgomery was that was supposed to be here dominating now. Have stalled and got her I think you are that -- got three. Was a really good kick out and you know they badly want reside here got right back to the last. Long term contract I -- Giving to a pitcher would yield 55 million the -- matched and I think -- character is about to get the -- match deal from the Royals and we'll find out whether he's got -- but their pitching is so fragile. That Jeremy Guthrie who who this year has bounced from Baltimore to Colorado now Kansas City. I think they really want a re sign and they and they think enough glue. Well and maybe not but you know they want it's going to be tough to get pitchers to come there so when you have a guy like that you know I think they know they'll have to overplay. You look at the Royals since the first since April they got off to a terrible start since April they've been an okay team out. I don't think the the lights action wow you know this matchup thing drives me crazy. I think I think it's something that I am sort of create more than in the players' heads I think there's you know it's a a product of short numbers you know they just sort of randomness. There's no reason in the world Royals should be a difficult team for the White Sox and you know Bruce chair and you know maybe it's maybe it's -- revenge for Ozzie Guillen. You know really guessing Bruce chair and I mean you know way and it Christians are pretty decent pitchers it's not like. This guy that only pops on the screen against the White Sox you know he's. You know he's -- maybe mark early he's not quite mark early but -- that's -- right or. But there's no reason in the world like -- step up and went to a three week.