Tuesday, June 10, 2008

6-9-08: Twins 5 - Sox 7

June 9, 2008 - Chicago, Illinois

You swish it to the left, swish it to the right.

It looked like it wasn't going to happen a few times. Thanks to Nick Swisher and Paul Konerko it happened. For the first time since 1977, the Sox have swept the Twins in a four game series. For the first time since 1983, the Sox have swept a seven game homestand. For the first time since Thursday, the Sox didn't reach double digits in runs. Oh well, as Meatloaf sang, two of of three ain't bad.

John Danks was a little bit off, but he was also getting a slightly tighter strike zone by the home plate umpire. It's not an excuse, it's just a fact. A good team can overcome that and the Sox did. The Sox were down, but never out and they prevailed in the end.

The good:
Nick Swisher homered from both sides of the plate.

John Danks picked off a runner.

The bad:
Carlos Quentin was 0 for 4.

Jenks looked shaky, but recovered without a run.

The ugly:
Carlos Quentin's throwing error.

Nine men left on base.

The fun had to stop sometime, but that doesn't mean the winning has to stop. Sure the Sox didn't score in the double digits in this game, but they also didn't need to. They fought hard for this win and they deserve every part of it.

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