Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Game 69 Thoughts

Sox win 8-1

-The Sox finally closed the deal on a sweeeeeep!

-The Sox kept their winning streak and their streak of scoring at least 8 runs in tact. They couldn't keep their run of having every positional player get a hit going, damn you Thome! Not that that streak really mattered.

-Garland pitched 8 strong innings, giving up only one run and it WASN'T on a homer. My how things have changed. Garland only allowed 4 hits and 1 walk throughout his outing. The Sox pitchers are on a good run at the moment.

-Pods finally stole a base. I was wondering when he would.

-Jon Garland hit a two-run jack in this game. It was the first by a Sox pitcher since Steve Kealey on September 6, 1971. That's 35 years ago. Garland's swing wasn't the prettiest looking thing, but it got the job done. Had the Sox failed to score any other runs, Garland's blast would have been enough to win the game.

-The Sox bunted 5 times, putting down 4 of them. Juan Uribe botched a suicide squeeze, popping it up and turning it into a double play. That's fine by me; I like the aggressive play in what was a tight ball game at the time.

-Uribe got another hit today, but actually lowered his average, going 1-5.

-Anderson didn't play, but Mackowiak broke out of his slump with 4 singles on the day.

-Big Ups of the Day goes to Mackowiak. He hasn't played in a little while, but he came off the bench and went 4-4.

Sox Record: 44-25

Sox Player of the Game

Jon Garland (1)


Blogger Jonathan Kelley said...

Yeah, Garland now tied with Boone Logan in terms of #s of PotG citations! Now four of the starters have at least one. Interestingly, the one who doesn't is tied for the team lead in wins... But he's not the most popular guy on the boards right now. Perhaps tomorrow's start will get him a little higher (in people's estimations, that is).

Don't forget to update the PotG leaderboard and HR chase figures. Another fun stat might be the ChiSox RBI leader race for this season. Four guys with 48+ already, pretty awesome.

6/21/2006 11:54 AM  

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