Freddy Garcia continued his domination over the Detroit Tigers this afternoon as he moves to 17-6 lifetime and still has not lost at Comerica Park since 2002. The mighty Tigers made little whimper in the 7th against former outfielder and first year pitcher, Sergio Santos, by loading the bases but could not score when Miguel Cabrera failed to execute for the fourth time this afternoon. I can’t say for sure what occurred last night, but Cabrera looked a little puffy around the eyes.
The Tigers scored in the first and second innings and did little after that to help their cause. The White Sox looked like a different team this afternoon, a team with some swagger, a confident team. This was a major step in the right direction as everyone got involved.
Juan Pierre and Carlos Quentin each drove in two runs and each had a double, Konerko drove in a RBI, and Gordon Beckham’s replacement, Omar Vizquel, drove in a run and went 2-4.
I heard so much about how solid the Tigers pitching had become according to an article published by Smitty, but that proved to be a lot of hot air as Rick Porcello and the bullpen let an anemic Sox offense hit the ball all around the park with 10 hits.
The White Sox took care of the Tigers’ meow this afternoon as there was nothing close to a roar. Sox are winning the series 1-0 and hopefully will continue their winning ways tomorrow.