Friday, August 15, 2008

August 12 - 14, 2008: Royals @ White Sox

August 12 - 14, 2008 - Chicago, Illinois

August 12: Royals 0 - White Sox 9
August 13: Royals 0 - White Sox 4
August 14: Royals 2 - White Sox 9

Back to back to back to back jacks!

Nothing says revenge more than the series sweep. That is, unless you mix in the great pitching with great hitting and throw in a few records to boot. One record tied a Major League record and made a club record. That was the four straight home runs. The other set a Major League record. That was Carlos Quentin getting hit in six straight games. That's gotta hurt!

The good:
Thome, Konerko, Ramirez and Uribe hit four straight home runs in game 3.

Javier Vazquez went 8 strong innings in game 1.

The bad:
Lance Broadway gave up the only two runs of the series in game 3.

Swisher and Thome each went 0 for 3 in game 2.

The ugly:
Carlos Quentin was hit in his sixth straight game in game 3.

The Sox committed two errors in game 3.

The Sox offense just exploded during this series. The nice thing is that the pitching was phenomenal as well. There really weren't many things going on with this series that I would categorize as bad. I think the Sox are relying way too much on the home run and that will bite them in the behind, if they keep waiting for the homer.

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