The White Sox won by a final of 5-2 this afternoon against the Detroit Tigers. The most entertaining event of the game (aside from some timely offense and defense by the Sox) was in the first inning when Miguel Cabrera found that the batter’s box was not in the right spot.
That led to about a 10 minute delay while the grounds crew had to go redraw the batter’s box. Turns out it may have been for naught as Miggy then hit a lazy fly for the final out in the inning. I am sure Austin Jackson and Brennan Boesch probably weren’t happy at realizing the box was in the wrong spot, but c’est la vie.
Jake looked pretty good in the game. Much better than against Texas and again he was facing a tough lineup. Of course, I will be watching to see how Jake continues bouncing back after each start. So far he seems to have been ok, but you never know with him.
Big Donkey drew the collar today. However, as much as you could be annoyed with his strikeouts, you should be excited that he was working the count full. Compared to last year when that didn’t happen, you should be pleased he is working things full this year.
AJ Pierzynski hit a triple today. Who would have thought that would happen? Especially so early in the season. Bacon and Brent Morel still concern me, but I’ll let it go for now.
The team did set a couple of records in the game. The are now 8-0 on Friday the 13th games at home. Overall in home openers, they are 62-51. With the 15 strikeouts in today’s game, they set a new record for number of strikeouts in six games. Not good if that continues because the point is to DELAY getting to 27 outs. Oh, and Robin continued the tradition of new managers for the White Sox winning the home opener.
The Sox will try to win the series against the Beast tomorrow afternoon. GO WHITE SOX!