You can only hope that what the Sox saw out of Eric Hosmer isn’t a preview of things to come in future years. Hosmer batted .500 with 2 home runs in the 4 games as the Royals took 2 of 3 from the Sox by winning today’s rubber game 4-1.
The Sox were done in by Bruce Chen on Wednesday. Let me describe Chen’s career: Bad! He has actually made a lot of progress over the past 2 years, but there was a time when you saw him pitching, you knew your team would win. Playing with his 10th team now, Chen now knows how to pitch. He did have one good year in Baltimore, but until last year was just taking up roster space. Not anymore. Chen was downright masterful, keeping the Sox flailing all day.
Chicago is still having trouble against their division rivals, having lost 13 of 20 decisions. It’s not gonna get any easier as the Minnesota Twins come to town next.
Today’s game was, for lack of a better word, boring. Sox hit in to 2 double plays, and almost put me to sleep.
I am not gonna talk about how many games Adam Dunn has a strikeout in, I will talk about how many games he doesn’t. So far he has gone strikeoutless in 10 games, that doesn’t include today, where he picked up 2 more.
Keep voting for Paul Konerko to be an All-Star. He deserves it.
Nice to see Hector Santiago make his first MLB appearance. I wonder if the Sox will try to work with that cross body motion he has? He looked good, now lets see how he looks under a little more pressure.
Like I said, the Twins are next. The Sox did get a little lucky, as Francisco Liriano won’t pitch in any of the 4 games.