Friday, March 28, 2008

3-28-08: Sox 5 - Rangers 4

The White Sox are inching closer to the Midwest. Tonight, they played an exhibition game in Oklahoma City against the Rangers. The offense showed up again. This time, without errors by the defense counterpart. The Sox may actually be ready for the season.

Paul Konerko hit another home run. Toby Hall and Jim Thome both drew two walks. Juan Uribe, Alexei Ramirez and Paul Konerko each got two hits. Even John Danks bounced back nicely. He didn't get the win, but he pitched well in five innings.

The Sox won a challenging game that the Rangers brought. The Rangers put in a different relief pitcher in each inning. Mixing up pitchers sometimes confounds White Sox hitters. Luckily, there were a few innings where that didn't happen.

The good:
Orlando Cabrera managed to get a hit and score a run. Does this mean he's ready?

Paul Konerko's home run.

The bad:
Brian Anderson was 0 for 4 at the plate, but has had a nice spring overall.

John Danks had a shaky first inning, but recovered nicely.

The ugly:
Mike MacDougal faced three batters and gave up three hits. I hope he can bounce back from this bad outing.

Nick Swisher was 0 for 5 tonight.

This was a good confidence booster for the Sox. They play the final spring exhibition game tomorrow in Memphis, Tennessee against the Mets. Jose Contreras against John Maine. I can't believe that the White Sox opening day is already on Monday. I can't wait!

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