If I told you Jake Peavy retired 12 batters in a row, struck out seven, and only allowed two base runners after the first inning you would think he was probably inline for a win. Unfortunately, the Don Cooper class that I witnessed on Sunday at US Cellular Field did not take affect until the second inning. The five runs in the first were too much for the White Sox to overcome, as they dropped their second in a row to the Texas Rangers.
This game was bittersweet for me, as Peavy was basically unhittable for the six plus innings he pitched and Carlos Quentin is starting to show signs of breaking out of his slump as he homered, doubled, drove in three and scored twice. Also, the White Sox fought back and made it a one-run game with Juan Pierre at the plate, and guess what? He grounded out.
The White Sox kept their league leading hitting into double plays stat intact and Pierre hit into two of them. Not sure how patient Ozzie Guillen will remain with Pierre as he continues to struggle. I felt frustrated in the first and by the seventh I felt like Peavy and the Sox are on the verge of turning this season into something.
There was some more good news today for the White Sox, no Sabbathia or Burnett in the upcoming Yankees series this weekend. Let’s GO WHITE SOX!!!