Sunday, March 16, 2008

3-15-08: Cubs 3 - Sox 5

Today's game went much better than Friday's game. The Sox found their bats and played like a chip was on their shoulders. The Sox always seem to step it up against the Cubs. Maybe it's from being Chicago's "second team" for so long. I'm not sure how true that actually is, but that's the perception anyway.

The Sox hit with authority and pitched well enough to win. It doesn't matter how you do it, as long as you get it done. Nick Massett stepped up his bid for the last reliever spot with a decent performance. The bullpen looked good too. Watching the game on WGN, one thing stuck out in my mind. Kenny Williams should probably stop showing up in the booth. He was a good interview and had some interesting things to say, but the Sox immediately started to lose when he showed up on camera.

The good:
Jim Thome was 2 for 3 with a walk and a home run.

Jason Bourgeois had 3 stolen bases.

The bad:
Nick Massett should learn to either throw on target or stick it in his pocket.

A lot of Sox regulars went 0 for every at-bat.

The ugly:
Paul Konerko's caught stealing.

Nick Massett's wild pitch.

A win against the Cubs is always a mood elevator. The team seemed to have bounced back from the woeful performance on Friday. The regulars seemed to have shown that the lack of hitting was a fluke, while others still need to step up at the plate. A good game overall. The bullpen is starting to lock down and do well.

1 comment:

Bay Rat North West said...

Interesting. I did not know Konerko could run much less steal a base.

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