Jake Peavy pitched another fantastic outing, going seven strong innings, only allowing one run on seven hits and a walk. He struck out five as well. Good stuff, Jake. Keep doing this. I’d ask you to rub some of that mojo off onto the other starters, but I don’t want to make you lose yours. » Continue reading “Wins Are a Pretty Thing”
That’s kind of how the Sox look right now. No spark in the play. The only excitement coming when it is to little too late. It’s entirely possible that this will be a season where the PITAs will actually WIN the season series agains the Sox.
WHAT. EVEN! Though, I suppose we should not be surprised by this development. While the Sox have won the series in past years, they were hard fought games. Something has to give sometime.
Except maybe they aren’t so tired. Or at least Brent Morel isn’t. Seems that lately, he is all about hitting home runs and doing it late in the games. Mr. Morel hit a two-run shot in the eighth inning to tie the game up at six a piece. » Continue reading “Tired”
Tragic Number: Zero
With their 7-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals, the White Sox were officially eliminated from the AL Central race. Technically they’re still in the wild card race with an elimination number of one, but we all know the likelihood of that happening.
Mark Buehrle struggled again in Kansas City. In 6.1 innings, he gave up seven runs, six of which were earned. He gave up two walks and 15 hits, two of which were home runs. Buehrle definitely did not have himself a good game. Jason Frasor came on to finish the seventh and only gave up a walk. Josh Kinney came on for the eighth and gave up a walk and a hit.
Sox hitting was relatively…well, it wasn’t fabulous. They racked up two runs on nine hits and four walks. Alexei Ramirez and Tyler Flowers each picked up a walk while Gordon Beckham drew two. Ramirez also went 2-for-3. Juan Pierre, Paul Konerko, Alex Rios, and Beckham all picked up one hit, but it was AJ Pierzynski who had the best night at the plate, going 3-for-4. Ramirez and Flowers were the two who managed to push a run across the plate.
Although they were officially eliminated, the Sox still have second place to play for. And pride. Always play for pride. Phil Humber will face Felipe Paulino tomorrow night.
After a walk-off balk last night, the Sox looked to continue their winning ways against the Kansas City Royals. Jake Peavy took to the hill, facing Felipe Paulino. The Royals took this game 5-3.
Peavy allowed three runs on one hit in the second inning. He had some control issues and ended with six innings pitched, allowing five runs on six hits and two walks. Will Ohman came on in relief for the seventh and gave up a hit and a walk while striking out two. Brian Bruney gave up a hit in the eighth, and Chris Sale gave up a hit and a walk in the ninth.
Sox hitters got to Paulino by actually getting on base, but he was able to get out of jam after jam. The Sox were 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position but hit 11-for-28 without. The Sox also stranded 13 baserunners.
After Peavy gave up those three runs in the second, the Sox began to bounce back. Paul Konerko hit his 22nd home run of the season, a solo shot, in the second, and back-to-back RBI singles from Konerko and Carlos Quentin in the third tied the game at three. Unfortunately Peavy gave up two more runs, and the Sox were unable to figure out Paulino and the relievers any further.
The rubber match is tomorrow afternoon. The Sox send Edwin Jackson to face Bruce Chen. Don’t forget to keep voting for Paul Konerko in the Final Vote. He has been leading, so he can easily with this.