That is the latest word that can be used to described the White Sox who lost to that other team tonight 6-3. Gavin Floyd seemed like he might have one of those games where he was just dazzling with retiring the first six batters he faced. I know it was too early to think it, but Gavin has teased me before with no-hitting people only to give it up late.
Unfortunately, tonight he gave up his first hit to Geovany Soto. It was kind of nice to get that out of the way since if he kept it going, he’d have really been a giant tease. Anyway, in the bottom of the first inning, the White Sox went to work on Carlos Zambrano. It was nice to see and the crowd at the park immediately got fired up to see Big Z getting knocked around early. The crowd was so pumped that I was worried things might get rather ugly because that tends to happen in Sox v Cubs match ups.Â
The Sox jumped out to an early 3-0 lead. This courtesy of The King, Paul Konerko. It was his 20th home run of the season. Sadly, that was all they would get. Gavin let the Cubs back into things in the top of the third when Starlin Castro hit one back up the middle that scored two runs. I should have known with how consistently inconsistent Gavin was and the typically weak offense, things were not going to be safe.
Starlin Castro would tie things up in the sixth inning on a solo home run. Things didn’t stay tied long as Carlos PeÃ±a would clear the bases after two more batters reached to put the Cubs up 6-3. After the PeÃ±a home run, Gavin as done for the night. Of course, in the bottom of the inning is when things got to be interesting.
Alexei Ramirez was up and he ended up being called out on a grounder to Soto. Immediately Ramirez was arguing that the ball hit the plate and was foul and not fair. Ozzie came to Alexei’s defense and was ejected from the game. This happened because Ozzie was so furious that he kicked Soto’s catching mask that had fallen to the ground. It was pretty hilarious and after that Ozzie seemed to get his money’s worth since he’d been ejected.
The rest of the game was uneventful and the score didn’t change. Tomorrow these two teams go at it again in the PITA Games. Hopefully the final result is different.
If you were at the game or plan to go to the next couple, tell me about your fan experience. I’m really curious to hear how fans behaved themselves with these being night games for the first time in what seems like forever. So far, I have heard about incidents where fans got so rowdy that security had to be called on numerous occasions. Good or bad, I want to know what your experience at the park as like.