When I wrote my preseason predictions I never thought on June 7 that I’d be celebrating John Danks’ first victory of the season, but I am! John, congrats on a win longtime coming that included blown saves, little run support, and honestly some terrible pitching from you a few of the outings, but it’s over now. So is the Sox two games losing streak as they continued their dominance of the Seattle Mariners with a 3-1 victory last night at a balmy US Cellular Field.
Maybe Adam Dunn and Alex Rios will get some inspiration from Danks getting his first win of the yea and they will start hitting some bombs. Dunn seems closer than ever with some pretty long foul balls and sharply hit balls the last four home games. Rios has been off the last two days to clear his head, but did score a run when he replaced Carlos Quentin in the eighth inning after CQ hit an AL leading 20th double. Santos made quick work of the Mariners and notched his 11th save of the year in 12 chances. He is arguably the most dominant closer in baseball at the moment.
The Sox look to continue their dominance over the Mariners tonight as the square-off against Felix Hernandez tonight. The Sox had a chance to beat Hernandez in Seattle earlier this year, but let it get away kind of like their game against Verlander on Saturday night. The Sox will send Phil Humber to the mound with his 3.06 ERA and .93 whip, those numbers are equal to King Felix’s 3.02 ERA and 1.12 whip; it should be a dandy. Relax, sit back, and strap it down, White Sox baseball tonight at 7:10pm.