Game on! Or should I say Game off, as both the White Sox and Dodgers weren’t on their game today. The Dodgers and Sox combined for 6 errors. It is so much different to go from the practice field to the real game’s, I keep hearing that spring training should be shortened, that it more for the pitchers to get their arms stretched out. I think today proved that the position players aren’t ready either.
I know Clayton Kershaw is a good, great, pitcher, but Adam Dunn looked severely overmatched, striking out twice. Showing the signs of what he is to become, Kershaw put runners on base, but then bore down and retired the White Sox when he needed to.
Gavin Floyd looked really good, breaking off a couple midseason curve balls in the 1st inning. Tony Pena and Michael Sokolovich didn’t look as good. The defense behind them was shaky, but they left too many hittable pitches over the plate.
It’s only the first exhibition, so it’s nothing to get excited about. In reality, you should let the first 10 games go without a thought. The last 10 are the most important as the players are tuning up for the 162 game grind.
I wish there were more people in the stands. The White Sox have a legitimate chance to win it all, and there should be more butts in the seats. I know it’s a Monday, but come on people, get to the game. I hear all the time that players are so untouchable, well in spring training they are more than accessible. They always sign autographs along the foul lines before the game, and some even after the game.
Sox get the Milwaukee Brewers tomorrow. The Brewers are another team that has a great chance to make the playoffs.
Go White Sox!