Monday, May 12, 2008

5-7-08: Twins 13 - Sox 1

May 7, 2008 - Chicago, Illinois

From one hit to many in the span of 24 hours.

It was the contrast of two pitchers that were similar with radically different results. Mark Buehrle had a really poor outing. Poor enough to show anger. It wasn't the first time that Mark has given up seven runs, but hopefully it will be the last.

The Sox only showed signs of life in the ninth inning. That wasn't enough to come back from a thirteen run deficit. A.J. Pierzynski went 3 for 4 against his old team and Nick Swisher did well at the plate. Everyone else was hit and mostly miss.

The good:
A.J.'s 3 for 4 game.

Boone Logan pitched a perfect inning.

The bad:
Nick Swisher's missed catch.

Another solo home run.

The ugly:
9 men left on base.

The score.

Every team has a few games like this during the course of the year. It usually happens after a game like a one hitter. The signs of life are there, they just need to be nudged awake. Especially after almost a two hour rain delay.

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