Monday, April 14, 2008

4-14-08: A's 2 - Sox 1

April 14, 2008 - Chicago, Illinois

That sinking feeling.

Try as the Sox might, they just couldn't get more than one run across the plate tonight. here was a great starting pitchers duel going on between Mark Buehrle and Greg Smith. If Smith keeps healthy, there's no telling how far he'll go with that kind of stuff.

Nick Swisher did stick it to his old teammates by going 2 for 3 with a walk. The Sox started to get to the A's closer Huston Street, but just couldn't get a run home. It's the close losses that really hurt and this game was winnable as soon as Smith was replaced.

The good:
Nick Swisher's hitting.

Mark Buehrle holding the A's to 2 runs.

The bad:
Jim Thome going 0 for 4.

Jermaine Dye's pick off.

The ugly:
Nick Swisher's caught stealing.

Hawk Harrelson's rally hankie. Ewwww!

The bottom line is that the Sox just ran into some great pitching performances tonight. There were good pitching performances for all sides, but some one has to win. Take it for what it is and get the A's tomorrow.

1 comment:

Bob Rob said...

A very interesting card. He looks exactly like Charlie Sheen in the photo. A great game today. This team will wring out walks and hang the opponent to dry. Woo Hoo! Now if we can get Contreras to behave.

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