Bacon decided tonight would be a good time to be a one-man wrecking crew. Driving in the first runs of the game. Adding more in the fifth. Sadly, it wouldn’t be enough. The Mariners would mount a comeback.
As for the pitching duel that many were expecting, not so much. Both Jake and Felix were throwing a lot of pitches. Fortunately for the Sox, Jake was able to do what was necessary to make sucameos team came out on top.
Honestly, neither starter was very good. Felix was pulle after 85 pitches and giving up four runs. all of the long ball variety.
Jake had a no hitter going into the fifth, but it was broken up on the weirdest little dribbler that AJ and Orlando Hudson could not get to to preserve the no-hit bid. Jake did leave the game in the seventh with a man on and the lead.
Enter Matt Thornton. You’d think he would make things easy but alas it wasn’t meant to be. By the time he left, the games was tied up at four. It could have been worse but Jesse Crain came in to get those pesky M’s out.
Then it got interesting. It isn’t often that you see outfielders make errors. But tonight, Michael Saunders misplayed a ball that went off his face / glove. This ball hit by The King should have been an easy out. Instead, it turned into a two-base error that would eventually score as the winning run.
After Paul Konerko got on base, he was lifted for pinch runner Brent Lillibridge. Eventually, The Cuban Missile got him home and the Sox would go on to tack on two more insurance runs in the eighth inning.
Addison Reed came on in the ninth inning to close things out. Final score of 7-4 with the White Sox winning their ninth game in a row.
This team is clearly hot. Hopefully you are able to relish in the success and forget the nonsense of the past couple of days. Tomorrow afternoon, the two will go at it again and hopefully we see number 10 in the making.
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