The White Sox finished their set against the Twins this afternoon. I was lucky enough to be in attendance for my last Sox game of the season. I always hope the Sox will pick up a win, but I was a little worried about them after last night’s debacle which I don’t want to talk about anymore. Luckily for me and the people I was with, they pulled out a 6-2 win!
Sox pitchers had a great game. Peavy went six solid innings, giving up just one run on five hits and a walk. He also struck out three while picking up his tenth win of the season. Brett Myers came out for the seventh. He pitched a perfect inning and impressively caught a line out from Ben Revere to end the inning.
Matt Thornton pitched the eighth, giving up just one hit, a single to Eduardo Escobar. After striking out Joe Mauer, he got Justin Morneau to ground into a double play to get out of the inning. Addison Reed came out in a non-save situation. He pitched the ninth, giving up a run on two hits. Nothing too major. I was looking forward to seeing him strike someone out, but alas I did not get my wish.
The offense was…well, the offense was Alex Rios. He drove in all six runs on his two homers this afternoon. He went 2-for-3 and just lit up Twins starter PJ Walters who gave up all six runs. Once the Twins bullpen came out, the offense wasn’t as active. Walters gave up five hits and three walks; the bullpen gave up four hits and a walk.
Gordon Beckham continued his hitting, going 2-for-4 today. He was caught stealing to end the fourth after he reached base on a missed catch error by Walters. Dewayne Wise continued being awesome, going 2-for-5 with a run scored. He stole second in the first inning, his 15th stolen base of the season.
Friday the Sox face the PITAs for three games. Francisco Liriano faces off against Luis Mendoza. Mendoza is 2-2 against the Sox this season with a 2.96 ERA. Liriano had a rough outing last time and is looking for his third win with the Sox. The Tigers beat the Indians tonight, so the Sox still have a one-game lead in the Central. The Tigers travel to Los Angeles to face the Angels, so hopefully this weekend will be good for the Sox.