Wednesday, April 23, 2008

4-23-08: Yankees 6 - Sox 4

April 23, 2008 - Chicago, Illinois

Another day, another few runs short.

Lack of execution has seemed to hurt the White Sox this week. They can play with the big boys, but can't hit at the right times. The Sox are getting closer though. Bridging the gap to "just losing" is still a loss.

Case in point, Crede and Quentin both had home runs. Both were solo home runs. It adds another run to the score, but it could have been so much more. I have to say that the bullpen was much better tonight. It was the starting pitching that really failed.

The good:
Orlando Cabrera and Jim Thome each had two hits.

The bullpen bounced back to have a solid night.

The bad:
Jason Giambi had a stolen base!

If it wasn't a home run, it was only a single.

The ugly:
Javier Vazquez gave up six runs.

Orlando Cabrera's fielding error.

The Sox need to put all the pieces together. I'm sure they will be fine, but this is not a trend they want to stay in. Timely hitting will cure most of their ails. Decent pitching on both ends will cause better games. The starters and the bullpen need to be good at the same time.

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