Friday, April 18, 2008

4-17-08: Sox 5 - Orioles 6

April 17, 2008 - Baltimore, Maryland


A good start by Gavin Floyd was erased by a surprisingly bad bullpen. Floyd worked six innings of two run ball. Floyd lost a slim lead, but the White Sox answered right back with two solo homers.

I liked the way the Sox fought the entire game, but sometimes a team is destined to lose a game. That seemed evident every time the lead was erased. The home runs helped, but they just weren't enough to keep the Orioles at bay.

The good:
Carlos Quentin's home runs in the seventh and the eighth.

The offense keeping the Sox in the game.

The bad:
A throwing error by A.J. Pierzynski.

A tough hop fielding error by Konerko.

The ugly:
Bobby Jenks blown save.

Boone Logan's loss.

The game started fine with two consecutive stolen bases by Orlando Cabrera. The bullpen can't win every game for the Sox, but this was surprising. This is one that the Sox have to suck up and forget. Tomorrow is a new day and a new team in Tampa Bay.


Kevin said...

My condolences, but it was a good, hard-fought series. I got control of the TV just in time for the tenth inning. The turning point really seemed to be Luke Scott's 9-pitch at-bat in which he ended up drawing the walk from Logan. We love "LUUUUUUUKKKEEE" in Baltimore!

Steve Gierman said...

Definitely! I came away from that series with a new found level of respect for the Orioles. They play a great game. The O's might give the Yankees and Red Sox a run for their money this year. It's a shame it was such a short series.

Luke really worked that count in his favor.

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