Wednesday, June 21, 2006

We Eat Lefties for Breakfast: Game 70 Thoughts

-''They kicked our butt,'' La Russa said. ''I'm probably going to have to sleep standing up.'' That pretty much sums up what we did to the RedBirds.

-Our offense is ridiculous. They are really in a groove; I guess that's what happens when the bottom of the order actually gets a hit or two.

-Not only did Anderson and Uribe keep up their hit streaks, but AJ actually hit with runners on base, cashing in with a three run jack. The also rocked ANOTHER lefty; Like Jonathon said, we hit lefties for breakfast. The Sox are going against all the bad trends they had set earlier in the season.

-The Sox won their fifth straight game, by scoring at least 8 runs for the fifth straight game. In four of those five games, every positional player got at least one hit.

-Iguchi, Pierzynski, and Uribe each got three hits, and Dye and Crede each had four. Konerko, Pierzynski, Crede, and Uribe weer all part of the 3 RBI club.

-Vazquez did well to avoid a blow up inning. I thought for sure after sitting through the 11 run third he would come out and groove in some gopher balls, but he pitched pretty well until getting pulled.

-Montero was awful, just awful. It makes me want to take back the post I made about Politte. Hopefully Cliff comes back and pitches okay, so we can ditch Montero.

-I don't know what's up with Crede in the 8-hole. It worked today, because Uribe hit. Over the long haul, I don't like it though. Crede had 2 jacks and just missed having 3. His first at bat was a double, but he just missed homering.

-Big Ups of the Day to Riske for hitting Duncan. I think he really endeared himself to his new teammates by doing that, regardless of whether or not Ozzie ordered it. It's a shame that we'll be without one of our better bullpen arms for a few games, but if the offense stays hot, we should be fine.

Sox Player of the Game




Joe Crede (7)

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