I’d have to guess that both White Sox and Tigers fans were frustrated with last evenings game, a 6-4 White Sox winner, but it was a struggle getting there. The White Sox had the bases loaded twice with no outs in the first five innings and scored no runs, as well as having runners on second and third with no outs and did not score a run. At the end of the first the Sox lead the game 1-0 without a hit, because Tigers starter, Andrew Oliver, threw to first instead of second with what would have started an inning ending double-play.
Finally, the AL’s extra base-hit’s leader, Carlos Quentin, put the Sox up 4-0 with a three-run bomb in the bottom of the fourth, but Buehrle gave three of them back in the top of the fifth. The Tigers were held in check until the eight inning when Matt Thornton allowed a run to bring the Tigers within one at 5-4.
Possibly, the strangest event occurred of the evening that eased my frustration merely because it was so unbelievable! Juan Pierre smacked a ball over the right field wall to give the Sox an insurance run. Pierre let out a few “woos” as he rounded first because he was also in shock. Sergio Santos nailed down his tenth save by striking out Miguel Cabrera to end the game. Santos incredible run continues, as he has one bad outing where he allowed three runs. Those have been the only runs he’s allowed all season, in fact those are the only runs he allowed all year as he did not let up a run in Spring Training.
I’m sure the “The Kitty-Kat Club’s” mood was sombre in Uptown last night, but they probably looked optimistically to todays game since Justin Verlander is pitching for the Tiggers, I mean Tigers. I’m just happy the 10 men left on base did not come back to hurt us like the nine left of base hurt the Tigers. GO SOX!!!!