The White Sox have WON A SERIES AGAINST THE BOOGEY MAN! Zack Stewart attacked hitters. Jason Frasor has won over fans getting huge outs when it is almost a matter of life or death. Alejandro De Aza getting on base consistently. Alex Rios making contact and there not being an out following. (Where has this Rios been???) Juan Pierre seven-game hit streak.
You read that right, folks. The new guys and some regular bums came through tonight to help the White Sox win 6-1 over the Twins. Oh and let me repeat, WON A SERIES AGAINST THE BOOGEY MAN!
Early on this game was a bit of a pitcher’s duel. Odd to say with a guy like Carl Pavano who generally throws soft junk, but he’s not had a win for a long time. Last time, in fact was against the White Sox. Too bad (not really) tonight it wasn’t meant to be for him.
Zach Stewart will get a beer shower tonight as he has won his first game. He was good with attacking the strike zone and getting ahead on batters. Early on in the fifth inning, he had only thrown 50 pitches. He was also working quickly. That combined with throwing strikes kept his defense on their toes. There was an error, but I don’t really expect great defense from Adam Dunn (sad I know.)
Finally some scoring happened in the top of the fifth inning when lower part of the Sox order was able to string together some hits and Paul Konerko (who else) hit an rbi single to score Brent Morel. Juan Pierre scored on a wild pitch to put the Sox up 2-0 in the same inning. He also got a couple of hits to extend his current hitting streak to seven games.
The Twins did try valiantly to get back into things when Danny Valencia hit an rbi single to score Jason Kubel. The big blow however came in the eighth inning when the Sox put up a four spot. The last being a two-run home run by Brent Lillibridge. He came into the game as a defensive replacement for Big Donkey. You know you are bad at defense when you get subbed late in a game when you play first base.
Chris Sale pitched 1.1 innings and looked good. Jason Frasor was the big bullpen savior tonight. While he only faced one batter it was the biggest out of the night. He came into the game with Michael Cuddyer hanging out at third base and he got Danny Valencia to strike out looking. That run that Cuddy represented was the tying run at the time. I’d say Jason has earned some serious love right now with tonight’s outing and getting Valencia. Sergio Santos came in and quickly finished the game. Great win and again, it bears repeated, THE WHITE SOX HAVE WON A SERIES AGAINST THE BOOGEY MAN!
Tomorrow the series will conclude with Dirt Bag starting. He better be well rested and ready to go do work like Mark Buehrle and Zach Stewart have done the past two nights.