Tuesday, June 10, 2008

6-8-08: Twins 2 - Sox 12

June 8, 2008 - Chicago, Illinois

The kids are alright.

Gavin Floyd becomes ingrained in Sox lore more and more with each start. He didn't look like he had the greatest stuff today, but only gave up two runs. He could have given up nine more runs and the Sox would've still won. The real test in a pitcher is not the close games, it's the blowouts.

Home runs still happened but not as many as you might suspect. Only Swisher and Ramirez went deep. Each came from an unlikely source. The biggest surprise may have been when Jermaine Dye decided to steal a base.

The good:
Gavin Floyd and the bullpen did superbly.

Nick Swisher is back in the swing of things with a home run.

The bad:
Jim Thome went 0 for 2.

Carlos Quentin ground into a double play.

The ugly:
The Sox did all of their scoring by the end of the fifth inning.

Kubel's home run.

This offense is flying! I can't believe that the Sox had three games in a row with double digits in runs. That is simply amazing. There was nothing really bad to say about this game. Even Esteban Loaiza had a great scoreless outing.

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