Monday, June 9, 2008

6-6-08: Twins 6 - Sox 10

June 6, 2008 - Chicago, Illinois


The night belonged to Joe Crede and his two home runs. Quentin and Dye also got in on the home run action. The offense exploded for ten runs against a Minnesota team that usually gives the White Sox fits.

Javier Vazquez did all right, but wasn't his usual dominating self. Vazquez gave up four runs in 5 and 1/3 innings. It was far from his best performance, but it did the job. The bullpen held the Twins at bay until the last Sox pitcher of the evening.

Esteban Loaiza made his 2008 White Sox debut and looked a little rusty. I suppose that's what happens when you don't pitch in almost a month. Still, after giving up two runs, Esteban settled down and finished off the Twins.

The good:
Joe Crede's two home runs.

Quentin and Dye hitting home runs as well.

The bad:
Jim Thome was 0 for 3.

A.J. was hit by a pitch.

The ugly:
Jim Thome ground into two double plays.

Joe Crede made a fielding error.

I guess the Royals were a warm-up for this game. The Sox offense really broke out and showed something. Despite the rumors, the offense is not dead. It is alive and well and living in Chicago.


Bay Rat North West said...

I was in town for this one. Great game. I kept asking around about you but seems people of Chicago are not familiar with "Steve. From White Sox Cards."
And the White Sox have the hottest fans. That other team just has posers who think they look good in team apparel. I cast my vote.
And in case you did not know. Chicago traffic sucks. Worse than LA and on par with New York.

White Sox Cards said...

Older sites like White Sox Interactive get all the glory. Glad you were in town for a game like that. Judging by the hottest fans remark, I guess you checked out one of the local newspapers, which tried to figure out who had the hotter fans.

As for the traffic, there are two seasons in Chicago... winter and construction. I totally agree with you on the "other team" for the majority of their fans.

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