Tuesday, May 6, 2008

5-6-08: Twins 1 - Sox 7

May 6, 2008 - Chicago, Illinois

I think it's time we breakout.

At first, the story seemed to be about Jermaine Dye and Carlos Quentin. Then it seemed to be about the aggressiveness of the hitters. But at the end of the game, it could only be one thing... Gavin Floyd.

The last time he flirted with a no-hitter, it was broken up in the eighth inning. Tonight, Gavin was two outs away from a no-hitter, when it was broken up by Joe Mauer on a double that split the outfielders. It was a clean, hard hit, which is easier to live with than the soft hit that broke up his last no-hit attempt.

I'm sure that sometime this season, Gavin will complete a no-hitter. He seems to have the right rhythm to do so. The biggest story from the onset of the game was the offense waking up. Supposedly, there was a long meeting before the game. Whatever was said, really hit home with the hitters. Everyone seemed to be more aggressive and ready to hit.

Carlos Quentin forced a run home for the second run of the game. It was a well played game offensively and on the base paths. The Sox were caught stealing twice, but that's fine. They are beginning to not rely on a station to station gameplan.

The good:
Gavin Floyd was two outs away from a no-hitter.

The offense has woken up.

The bad:
The unearned run by the Twins in the fourth inning.

Nick Swisher didn't get the hitting wake up call.

The ugly:
Quentin and Crede were caught stealing.

Carlos Quentin's fielding error.

This is the type of news that the White Sox should be making the papers for, not childish indiscretions. This game is exactly what the Sox needed to lift their spirits after a six game losing streak. Let's hope that the Sox can build on this game.

1 comment:

Gellman said...

To put it in the words of Maxwell Smart, "Missed it by that much!"

To put it in the words of Joe Mauer, "My bat and the size of my fanbase are both huge. Women line up to the right for lovin, Men line up to the left for high fives."

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