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Whizzer's home stretch forecast for the Sox

September 17, 2012|By Whizzer | RedEye

Ah, September. This is the time of year I start to watch baseball because, frankly, my attention span isn't so great. Oh, look, a squirrel!

Where was I? Right, baseball. My RedEye owners asked me to predict how the AL Central-leading White Sox will do down the home stretch. Here's how their final five regular-season series will play out.

Sept. 18-20, at Kansas City

2012 vs. opponent: 5-10

Prediction: 1-2

Why the Sox play so poorly against the Royals is a mystery, even to me. They'll get one of these three, however—probably smacking 12 home runs to do it.

Sept. 21-23, at L.A. Angels

2012 vs. opponent: 3-2

Prediction: 2-1

As usual, bat-flipping doofus Torii Hunter will ruin one of these games for the Sox. Paul Konerko's clutch hits will take care of the other two, though.

Sept. 24-26, vs. Cleveland

2012 vs. opponent: 8-4

Prediction: 3-0

The Sox own the Indians this season, just like they did in 2005. And we all remember how that fall turned out.

Sept. 27-30, vs. Tampa Bay

2012 vs. opponent: 3-0

Prediction: 2-2

I know, the Sox's postseason prospects will look iffy at this point. Don't buy into it though.

Oct. 1-3, at Cleveland

Prediction: 2-1

These games are just a formality. By this time, the Detroit Tigers will have stubbed their giant paws so badly they will limp to the finish.

What about the playoffs?

When the dust settles the Sox will be 90-72. More important, they will best the Tigers for the AL Central championship. Why? Partly because I can't stand cats—especially ones 10 times my size. That's just not right. But mostly it's because the Sox are masters at bouncing back.


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