Tagged: Grand Slam

OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT!

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Wuz good world dis ya boi White Sox Real Talk checkin in with the first blog of the second half of the season. The Sox began their 7 game homestand against the Baltimore Orioles and started it off in a very positive way in the 1st inning as Paulie Konerko hit his 17th HR of the season to give the Sox an early 1-0 lead. The Orioles then struck back when their All-Star Center Fielder Adam Jones hit a 2 run bomb off Johnny Danks to give them a 2-1 lead.
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John Danks looked a lil shaky in his first outing of the 2nd half giving up 8 hits and 3 runs in only 5 IP but it was enough to get him his 8th win of the season. So goin to the 6th inning the game was tied at 3 until Jim Thome struck for the first time with a 3 run shot to right field to give the Sox a 6-3 lead. The Orioles would not die tho as they put up 2 more runs the next inning to cut it down back to only a 1 run lead at 6-5. That’s when Thome struck AGAIN when he hit his 2nd homer of the night which just happened to be a Grand Slam that gave the team a 10-5 lead & Thome a career high 7 RBI’s.
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Even though Matt Thornton & Scott Linebrink gave up 3 more runs in the 8th, Tony Pena came in the 9th to close the door on the O’s to get a 12-8 win. Other great news that happened yesterday was that Detroit lost in the Bronx to the Yankees to shrink their AL Central lead to just 2.5 game lead. I was personally shocked to find out that this was the first time Big Jim had 7 RBI’s in one game. He joins Alber t Pujols, Derek Lee, Choo from the Indians & also Paulie as the only players with 2 HR’s & 7 RBI’s in one game this season.
OTHER NOTES:
-Scotty Pods got on base 5 TIMES yesterday night
-Paulie hit his 17th Homer early which is good because he particulary doesn’t always put together 2 half together but is looking good early.
-Carlos Quentin should be 6-7 days away from returning to lineup.
Today The Sox will have our All-Star Mark Buerhle on the mound looking to have a outing similar to his All-Star appearance & not like the outing he had on Sunday against the Twins. Until next time yall PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!