Friday, June 23, 2006

All We Really Need Is One Hit: Game 72 Thoughts

Sox win 1-0!

-That's another sweeeeeeep! It always feels good to sweep a team, let alone a division leader.

-It was bound to happen sooner or later. No, I'm not talking about the Sox losing; I'm talking about their franchise record 6 game streak with at least 8 runs. It came to a resounding end on a night when the Sox could only muster one hit and two baserunners.

-I'm jealous of all the people at the game today. It was an absolute pitcher's duel. Reyes was filthy. He absolutely shut down our offense, which is no small feat considering the roll we were on.

-Freddy was up to the task. He was absolutely dealing. He got some help from JD with a huge diving catch, but he shut down Fat Albert and the Cards. He only gave up 4 hits in 8 innings.

-Jenks came on for the second straight night and threw heat. He reached triple digits, and mowed through the heart of the Cards' lineup.

-James called it with his pick to click! Thome saved us with his homer. If it wasn't for that hit, we would be bitching about the fact that we left Dye on third with one out. Dye reached third after So Taguchi dropped a fly ball. Pierzynski and Crede failed to bring him home.

-Ozzie had to sit this one out after the "Riske Business" the other night. (Yes, I'm aware that that is the most abused phrase concerning White Sox baseball these days, but it's the first time I've used it). Riske got a three game ban. Cora called a good game in Ozzie's stead. I'm glad he went to Jenks in the ninth. I still can't decide if Ozzie would have gone to the 'pen or let Garcia finish off the game.

-Big Ups of the Night goes to Jermaine Dye. He went all out for that grab. At that point if he doesn't come up with it; it's a triple. I don't know if we would have been able to muster up a second run for the win tonight.

Sox Player of the Game

Freddy Garcia (1)

Sox Record: 47-25


Blogger DickdaStick said...

Garcia picked a good night for his best game of the year - he showed me again why he is an EFFECTIVE ( not flashy or dominating or electric ) pitcher and could possibly be an All Star with another couple wins like last night. He's taken alot of heat this season, but he's a gamer and always gives his team a chance. Definitely player of the game !

Thome's - "say hello to my little friend" bomb was a fricking missile !! That was one of the hardest hit balls I've seen in awhile and to hit that in a game where almost no one on either team could draw any kind of decent bead on either pitcher just heightened it's impact.

Crede and Dye made great plays and we continue to win "Every Which Way AND Loose" Ozzie covers the "Loose" part.

6/23/2006 10:29 AM  
Anonymous james said...

Nice Eastwood reference! Is Ozzie the orangatan or Clint (or both)?

Easily the best best game of the season, the defense was impeccible even with Freddy's error.

I have a feeling the other pitchers took note of Garcia's shutout and will have a little more focus in the next few game. They have had better outings of late (Garland in Cinci, Javy, Freddy...) and it couldn't happen at a better time with Count coming down to earth a little.

For all the sox blogs I visit, I haven't really said anything about Ozzie and his propensity for a yuck mouth...but let me say this, it has brought so much needed attention from the national media who continue to look upon the Sox as a second tier team.

Well, they're kinda forced to notice the Sox with Ozzie yapping and banging his drum, and it couldn't happen at a better time with the Sox train starting to roll. The St. Louis series was the perfect time for all the nation to see these are not your 2005 White Sox.

We mash (Thomer & PK), we crash (Dye into fences), we flash (leather by Crede), we dash (past a waving Joey Cora), and we ash (no not Freddy putting out the blunt, but Bobby burning out the K-zone.) Okay, the last one was lame, but I'm flying by the seat of my pants with this right now.

6/23/2006 3:07 PM  

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