What a game? After traveling across country twice in the past 3 days, the Sox couldn’t be blamed if they came out a little flat.
Not only did they not come out flat, they came out swinging. Especially Paul Konerko, who continues his career assault of the Cubs. The Captain hit an early 2-run home run, and the Sox were off an running.
Well, that’s what I thought they would do. That was only run the Sox scored until Gordon Beckham’s home run in the 8th inning.
After having his 4 base try stolen from him on Thursday, the 2nd baseman muscled up and made sure no one grab his 3rd of the year.
Scary happenings. Konerko took a Jeff Samardzija fastball off his head, in his next at bat. Konerko is alright, but it was a scary moment. Konerko has had a lot of success in his career vs. the Cubs, but I doubt if it was anything more than a pitch that got away.
The Sox won’t have Kerry Wood to push around anymore. Wood faced one batter, striking out Dayan Viciedo, than retired after the game. It was a great run for Wood, who will always be known for his 2o strikeout performance against the Astros in 1998.
I’ll always remember when he was supposed to team with Mark Prior to form a formidable Cubs rotation. Yeah, that didn’t happen for very long.
Hate to say I told you so, but do you see who the Sox closer is now? It’s none other than Addison Reed. The former SDSU Aztec picked up his 4th save of the year.
Before Reed put the game away, how many of you were screaming for Alex Rios’ head, after he dropped the last out in right? I know there was a high sun, but giving Darwin Barney a double was horrible scoring.
Have you seen the Windy City rivalry commercials, starring Nick Offerman of “Parks and Rec“, and Craig Robinson of “The Office”?
Here they are, they’re pretty funny.
Take a cue from this ad Sox fans and get out to one of the final 2 games. The weather is great, and the Sox should win at least one of them.
Only 34,000 showed up today, making it one of the smallest crowds in the history of the rivalry.
I am glad that 30,000 of you were Sox fans.