Wuz good world, welcome to the LATE edition of White Sox Real Talk AL Central Race recap, now im writing this so late because last night i was too pissed that we lost to the Royals that i couldnt muster up the strength to write a blog but first things first. As much as i hate the Chicago Cubs im still from the Windy City so Congrats on back-to-back Division Titles Good Luck in the Posteseason cuz belive me….U GON NEED IT
NOW LETS START WITH THE RECAP
RAYS 7, TWINS 2
Now coming into the game the Rays needed just 1 win to secure their first ever trip to the postseason, now this game was mostly a wrap for the Twins after they blew a bases loaded with 0 outs oppurtunity in the 4th Inning as they scored no runs. Scott Kazmir had the Twinkies on lock from the jump going 8 scorless innings the Twins couldnt even get a run til the Rays Bullpen came in as they fell short 7-2 and the Rays are going to the playoffs for the first time ever. The Twins will have a much better oppurtunity to win tonight with Liriano on the mound but his last outing wasnt so good as he gave up 7 runs to the CLEVELAND INDIANS of all people in 2 innings of work so we’ll see how he rebounds from that.
SO WE NOW HEAD TO KC….
ROYALS 5, WHITE SOX 2
Now heading into this game the Twins just lost to the Rays so the Sox had a great oppurtunity to take a 3 1/2 game lead in the central with a win against the Royals on paper it looks like an easy task but with the Sox NOTHING IS EASY!!!. So the game started off on the wrong foot as Gavin Floyd sure didint look like the man that pitched a GREAT game in The Bronx against the Yankees as he gave up 4 runs in just 6.1 Innings of work.
So the bullpen comes in a gives up another run in the 7th and the Royals lead 5-0, so in the top of 8th the Sox try to mount a comeback as my fav. Sox player right now, Alexei Ramirez hit a 2-run shot(20 HR of Season) to left field to cut the lead to 5-2 so we head to the top of the 9th with 2 on and JD at the plate and he just Blasts a shot to Left field that is ROBBED by Mark Teahen so the Sox blow and oppurtunity to tie the game with 1 Out so its Big Jims turn to tie the game with 2 outs but he goes down swinging and the Sox miss a golden oppurtunity to take a commanding 3 1/2 game lead over the Twins. But theres always a good side to each story tongiht the Twins are still in Tampa and the Sox have one last chance to go up 3 1/2 games before heading to Minnesota for THEE BIGGEST SERIES OF THE YEAR and another good note is that since both teams lost the MAGIC NUMBER NOW SHRINKS TO 6. And tonight they will have a great chance to win if Johnny Danks can pitch like he did last sunday.
Until next time im White Sox Real Talk….PEACE!!!!