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Thread: ALDS: Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros

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    You guys are killin' me here...unless I missed Leury Garcia being a starting pitcher, how are we blaming he and LaRussa for the series loss? I mean, c'mon, it's not LaRussa's fault all four starters essentially went in the tank, and the White Sox could only bash their way to one win.

    The White Sox were already losing when Garcia misplayed the ball in Game 2, and he had nothing to do with Hendricks giving up three more runs.
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    He refused to use a shift.

    He misplayed Kimbrel and his closer.

    Are the two biggest things that SCORE is talking about today.

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    Meh…I mean, I hate defending LaRussa, but those are trivial compared to every starter going in the tank. I could see the argument if he’s rode Giolito and Lynn like rented mules in the regular season, but that wasn’t the case. Nor did he abuse the bullpen. All these guys should have been ready. But with a few exceptions, they were all awful. I mean, Lynn lost game 1, Giolito wasn’t good in game 2, and Rodon didn’t even come close to hanging with McCullers - on short rest - in game 4.

    That doesn’t mean the White Sox shouldn’t look for a new coach - they really should, IMO- but blaming him for the playoff failure just makes no sense.
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    chance is right, nobody wants to defend LaRussa, but this was a team failure. But haters are going to hate, so there will be a lot of fingers pointing at the skipper. I personally blame John Cusack. Makes almost as much sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbirds Fan View Post
    chance is right, nobody wants to defend LaRussa, but this was a team failure. But haters are going to hate, so there will be a lot of fingers pointing at the skipper. I personally blame John Cusack. Makes almost as much sense.
    It certainly feels that way. But I'm distrustful of that feeling and am curious about evidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbirds Fan View Post
    chance is right, nobody wants to defend LaRussa, but this was a team failure. But haters are going to hate, so there will be a lot of fingers pointing at the skipper. I personally blame John Cusack. Makes almost as much sense.
    Maybe the Astros were just a significantly better team than the White Sox?
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    Invisible trash cans is my guess.
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