Thank god the Sox have tomorrow off. Another extra inning game almost depleted the bullpen again. Today was the 3rd extra inning affair for the south siders in 6 days. At least this one only went 10, before the Sox finally won 6-4.
Who would you rather have up with the bases loaded and a tie game, Paul Konerko or Juan Pierre? Most would logically pick the Captain, but it was Pierre who flexed his muscle today, almost hitting a grand slam in that 10th inning. By my count, Pierre could have as many as 4 home runs, but has been done in by oversized fences, or great grabs. Nice job today by Pierre. I guess he can stay with the team a little longer–haha.
When a guy has played for 5 teams, like Pierre, talking about his former teams does nothing for me. Yeah, Pierre began his career in the Mile High city, but that was eons ago. Since than, he has won a World Series with the Marlins, led off, quite well, for the Cubs, languished on the bench in LA, and is winding down his career with the Sox. His Rockies days don’t resonate with me much now.
Did you catch AJ Pierzynski gunning down the guy at 2nd today. It was a bullet, easily the best throw I’ve seen him make this year.
Let’s chat about Adam Dunn. No strike out for the big man, but he was on the short end of two double plays. He can’t hit no matter what league he is playing. He is now hitting a cool .171. I wish they would just sit him down until after the All-Star break, and then make the 2nd half a new beginning for him. I wonder how far he’ll go to get away from Chicago during the break? Buuuung, Dunn is now free to move around the country. China please.
1 bad pitch is all Jake Peavy allowed today, but it was enough to deny him his 4th victory of the season. Nice 12 pitch at bat for Troy Tulowitzki. You win some, you lose some.
Peavy also came through with the bat. Coming in batting .000, Aaron Cook walked him to load the bases in the 2nd inning. Why not attack the pitcher? I just don’t get players sometimes.
7 home runs, but just 22 RBI for Gordon Beckham. Love the bombs, wish they came with more guys on board. It is impressive considering he hits from the 8th or 9th spot most of the time. When he hits 8th, he is usually hitting in front of the pitcher, so more kudos to him.
Next up, The Crosstown Classic. White Sox-Cubs starting Friday.