Good to see the Sox making the move that I expected them to make. Jake Peavy is done for the season. Peavy, who returned after a possible career ending lat injury, finished the season with a 7-7 record, and a 4.92 ERA. That is not even close to what he used to be, but for a guy battling back from the injury, it’s not bad. Hopefully, 2012 will be better.
The Sox completed their final 2 games against the Cleveland Indians. Saturday, the Indians tried to give the game to Chicago, but they wouldn’t take it. I had the Sox loading the bases 3 times, but only scoring 2 runs with the sacks packed all afternoon.
Cleveland walked 11 batters, and hit one more, but only one of those runners scored all day. How does that happen? Saturday’s contest resembled a game played in March.
Thankfully, Alex Rios had enough of the Tom Foolery, hitting a grand slam in the 10th to win the game for the South Siders.
2nd straight nice effort by Phil Humber, who allowed 2 earned runs in 6 innings, while striking out 7.
Do I have to talk about Saturday’s game? It belonged to Cleveland. Zach Stewart wasn’t as sharp as he was in his last start against the Twins. He only allowed 3 runs in 5 innings, but he was erratic all afternoon.
Can Matt Thornton wait for this season to end, or what? From opening the season as the closer, to just being another guy in the pen, it has to be the most frustrating season for the guy. The Indians got 3 earned off Thornton in one inning of work.
Alejandro De Aza picked up another 2 hits, and 2 stolen bases. Dayan Viciedo has reached base in 15 of the 16 games he has played, since being recalled from Charlotte.
The Sox lead the Indians by a half game in the battle for 2nd place in the AL Central.
Tigers come to town starting tomorrow. That’ll be fun. Maybe the Sox can repay the Tigers for sweeping them earlier his past week.
17 games left.