Monday, August 18, 2008

August 15 - 17, 2008: White Sox @ Athletics

August 15 - 17, 2008 - Oakland, California

August 15: White Sox 4 - Athletics 6
August 16: White Sox 2 - White Sox 1
August 17: White Sox 13 - Athletics 1

Road trip!

The schedule has been odd this year. For example, this three day road trip to the west coast. Why would anybody in their right mind schedule this? Oh that's right, it was done on a computer. That explains it.

The Sox have traditionally done very poorly on the west coast. Thankfully, the Athletics are an "up and coming" team. This usually would give the Sox fits, but the majority of Athletics players have been in the White Sox system at one point. This ensures that the Sox should have some idea on how to approach these guys.

The good:
Toby Hall was swinging a hot bat in game 2.

The Sox piled on the runs in game 3.

The bad:
John Danks got into some really bad jams in game 2, but managed to get out of them.

Swisher had a fielding error in game 2.

The ugly:
Octavio Dotel blew a save opportunity in game 1.

Alexei Ramirez was picked off first base in game 1.

It was a refreshing change coming leaving the west coast with a winning road trip. Let's hope this is contagious. With the Twins hot on the heels of the Sox, no lead is safe.

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