Monday, May 26, 2008

5-22-08: Indians 1 - Sox 3

May 22, 2008 - Chicago, Illinois

Sweep on Carlton Fisk night!

Eight games in a row. That impresses me. That means that for over a week, the Sox have been winning games. They have won them in all sorts of ways. Typically, the pitching has kept them in the game long enough for the batters to unleash their offense.

Scott Linebrink got his first win of the season, as Mark Buehrle didn't factor in the decision again. Toby Hall had a wonderful day, going 3 for 3. Carlos Quentin continued his hot hitting by going 2 for 4. Not bad for an offense that can be anemic at times.

The good:
Scott Linebrink's first White Sox win.

Toby Hall going 3 for 3.

The bad:
5 men left on base.

Orlando Cabrera ground into a double play.

The ugly:
Jim Thome was 0 for 4.

Mark Buehrle pitched effectively, but still got a no decision.

Would it be too much to ask to win nine in a row? Anything seems possible at this point. With the Angels coming to town, it will be a tough task. Since the Sox won in the presence of The Commander, nine in a row is a little closer to becoming a reality.

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