Monday, July 10, 2006

Basically A Four Game Set: Game 88 Thoughts

Sox Win! 6-5 in 19 innings.

-Although it was only a three game set, the Sox played four games worth of innings. This game was the White Sox longest since another 19 inning affair against the Brew Crew in 1991.

-I'll start with the pitching, since there was a lot of it. There were 570 pitches thrown over the course of the game, which took 6 hours and 19 minutes.

-Contreras did a pretty good job. Not his best performance, but pretty good. He went 6 strong, and gave up 3 runs.

-The bullpen did well, except for Jenks who almost lost the game. Cotts, Rske, Vazquez, Thornton, McCarthy and Politte. Jenks gave up a two spot in the eleventh.

-Big Ups of the night to McCarthy. He did really well. In four innings of work, he allowed just two baserunners.

-The hitting was spectacular, but it was clutch. The Sox clawed back in the ninth against Papelbon. They easily could have folded after going fown two in the eleventh, but they clawed back and extended the game.

-All the starters but Uribe got a hit, but Juan only got three AB's.

-It's kind of funny, Trot Nixon went 0-9 and Jason Varitez went 0-8.

Sox Player of the Game

Jermaine Dye (11)

Sox Record:57-31


Blogger Jonathan Kelley said...

No offense, Jeeves, but I can't agree with your pick for PotG on this one. Gooch did nothing special, but he mercifully ended the game, which is nice. All he needed to do was avoid a double play, strikeout, popup, or foul out, and he did that. Had he advanced runners with a bunt two previous opportunities, there would have been no such thing as a 19th inning.

To me, he gets a medium ups, and that's it.

How on earth can a guy who hits a game-tying homer with two outs in the bottom of the 9th against a reliever who had not allowed a run on the road all year, then backs it up with an RBI in extras to keep us in the game, then backs it up again with a game-saving brilliant catch in right, not win the PotG? Are we taking him for granted? Are we tired of seeing his face on the blog?? Are we wanting him and Thome to go into the ASG break tied at 10????

If not him, then McCarthy. Big ups to Politte.

7/11/2006 9:51 AM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

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7/11/2006 11:11 AM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Point taken. Sorry for the carelessness.

I didn't see most of the game, because my breaks don't last 6 hours, so I didn't even see the game. This other guy was raving about Tadahito's jack, and finishing of the game.

So I'll change that up.

7/11/2006 11:32 AM  

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