Congratulations, Gavin! You just threw a strike. The fans in the stands are screaming and cheering LOUDLY for this accomplishment. Of course, it was slightly sarcastic in nature. And over 40 pitches were thrown in the first inning of the 6-5 loss the White Sox got in Saturday night’s game.
The Angels would go on to score three runs total even before the Sox would get to the plate. Yet another feeling of doom as the game started. Combine that with the Dirty Beast putting a beat down on the Indians in Detroit, well, it was not an easy game to stomach early on.
Highlights? Kevin Youkilis got the Sox on the board quickly in the bottom of the first inning with a solo shot. He also had another dinger in the seventh inning. AJ Pierzynski set another career high with his 20th home run of the season. He is on pace to hit 29 home runs this season. It will interesting to see if he does it.
Low lights? Well, there is Mr. Consistently Inconsistent’s pitching. Matt Thornton also gave up the winning run in the top of the 10th inning. It would be easy to blame the loss completely on the pitching, but as usual, there were chances for the Sox to add more than they did.
Whatever moment? A ball that was hit foul and Albert Pujols missed catching it because there were fans in the way. Mike Scioscia was out to argue, but tough luck there, buddy. You can be sure the fans let him have it given Friday night’s game.
This afternoon, the both teams will try to win the series. The Sox now have their backs against the wall since Detroit won last night. One and a half game lead. It just doesn’t feel good. Let’s go White Sox!