Tuesday, July 8, 2008

July 3 - 6, 2008: Athletics @ White Sox

July 3 - 6, 2008 - Chicago, Illinois

July 3: A's 3 - White Sox 2
July 4: A's 7 - White Sox 1
July 5: A's 1 - White Sox 6
July 6: A's 3 - White Sox 4

The White Sox win streak has been camouflaged.

The fireworks were out in full force on Independence Day. The ones on the field were brought by the Athletics though. The White Sox hid in their camouflage uniforms and their bats couldn't find them.

Gavin Floyd stopped the bleeding with a great performance in game three. John Danks continued that with a near no-hit performance in game 4. The Sox ended up splitting the series by salvaging the last two games in the four game series.

The good:
Gavin Floyd pitched another gem in game 3.

Nick Swisher had a grand slam in game 3.

The bad:
Scott Linebrink almost blew another game in game 4.

Javier Vazquez pitched a complete game but it wasn't enough for the win in game 1.

The ugly:
Mark Buehrle did not have his best stuff in game 2.

Quentin, Swisher and Ramirez each went 0 for 4 in game 1.

The series started heartbreaking, then got rough, but fell into place by the last two games. The Sox should have taken three games in the series, but those are the breaks. At least they didn't lose the series. They didn't win it either, though.

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