OK so I couldn’t think of any good alliteration.
The White Sox kept it rolling on their road trip. After a sweep of the Mariners, the Sox headed into Oakland, looking to do the same to the Athletics. And they sure got off on the right foot!
Jake Peavy had himself a game. He’s now 3-0 on the season after pitching a complete game shutout. He only allowed three hits and two walks while striking out five. He dominated the Oakland lineup, allowing his three hits to Jemile Weeks, Coco Crisp, and Yoenis Cespedes, and his two walks to Crisp and Seth Smith.
The offense was there, despite not scoring a ton of runs. Adam Dunn got the scoring started. He hit a home run off A’s starter Bartolo Colon in the fourth inning. Paul Konerko followed that immediately with a home run of his own. The Sox scored two more runs in the top of the ninth for a final score of 4-0.
Alexei Ramirez was the only player who didn’t record a hit. Alex Rios is on fire, going 3-for-5 tonight. Brent Morel and Alejandro De Aza each went 2-for-4, while Dunn, Konerko, AJ Pierzynski, Dayan Viciedo and Gordon Beckham each picked up one hit. Dunn actually went 1-for-3 with two walks. Unfortunately those two outs were both strikeouts, so we have yet to start the K-less game tracking for him.
Gavin Floyd faces Tommy Milone tomorrow night. Floyd is looking to get back on track after a not-so-stellar start against the Orioles. He has yet to pitch more than six innings this season, so here’s hoping he gets on the right track in Oakland.
Also, two reminders. First, if you haven’t put in a guess on when Paul Konerko will hit his 400th home run, go here and take a guess. You could win not one but TWO bobbleheads. It’s free stuff, guys. Who doesn’t want free stuff? You don’t have much time left after Paulie hit number 399 tonight.
Second, I was at Woodfield Mall today, looking for shoes for graduation. I know, that has nothing to do with baseball, but I saw something baseball-related while shoe shopping.
Paul Konerko will be signing autographs at Field of Dreams in Woodfield in one week. On Monday, April 30 from 6:30-8:00pm, you can get an autograph for $79.99. For an additional $5.99, you can get a certificate of authenticity. If you want your autograph personalized, that will cost you an additional $24.99.
You can purchase tickets in the store or call 847-995-9095 to get your tickets.
Finally, in case you missed it on Letterman, here are the Top Ten Thoughts That Went Through Philip Humber’s Mind During His Perfect Game.
10. “Don’t jinx it by thinking about it, don’t jinx it by thinking about it — I’m thinking about it.”
9. “Thank goodness for my catcher, AJ Pierzanky…Piernoftski…Pierzonski…whatever.”
8. “Go sit in the truck!”
7. “Thank goodness I drafted myself for my fantasy team.”
6. “The only thing better than pitching a perfect game is making a perfect meatloaf every time with my new Perfect Meatloaf pan.”
5. “Can Broadway’s ‘End of the Rainbow’ really be like seeing Judy Garland in person?”
4. “Grab some pine, ducklips!”
3. “I see the Red Sox are up 9-0 on the Yanks — that’s an easy win.”
2. “I wish I could get me one of those dancing horses.”
1. “Humber? How about Humbest!”