That’s when trouble hit as he allowed 2 hits then walked a third & loaded the bases with no outs. The Indians put up a 4 spot in that inning highlighted by a 2 RBI single by Jamie Carroll which gave them the lead and they would not look back. Tony Pena then came in looking to keep it a 1 run lead but unlike his previous outings this week things didn’t go so well. He gave up another one then in the 7th struggling Scott Linebrink gave up a homer to Jamie Carroll to make it a 6-3 Tribe lead.
WEST COAST RIDING:
Now the reason I have this pic up is because everytime I think of the West Coast I always think of two of my favorite artists Tupac & Snoop lol but anyway the Sox get ready to head back on the road & try to right the ship with 3 games against a Mariners team who is fighting for a wild card spot(they are 5.5 games out) & also to Oakland(another place where we traditionally never played well) to play the Pathetics lol. Here is the pitching preview for the Mariners series.
Gavin Floyd(9-6 3.91 ERA)
Lucas French(2-2 3.93 ERA)
Sidenotes:Gavin will look to win his 10th game of the season and continue his 8 game streak of quality starts but he is 1-2 with a 7.15 ERA(4 total starts) lifetime against the Seattle Mariners. On the other side Lucas French will make his Mariner debut after getting traded by the Tigers.
John Danks(9-8 4.23 ERA)
Doug Fishter(0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Sidenotes: Johnny Danks will look to bounce back from his effort on Thursday where he gave up 6 runs in 7 innings.
Mark Buerhle(11-6 3.89 ERA)
Felix Hernandez(12-4 2.84 ERA)
Sidenotes: Buerhls will look to FINALLY get back on the winning side of things as he hasn’t looked the same since the 5th inning in Minnesota two weeks ago, while on the other side Seattle’s King Felix will continue his great season and try to get his 13th win of the season.
-With Jose Contreras struggling again & fat boy Colon missing again former WS hero Freddy Garcia might be coming to the rescue. While Ozzie said that he doubt’s that he will but that Freddy has been pitching great. The Sox won’t need the a 5th starter until the 18th at home against the Royals so we have some time before we find out.
-Still no news on the Alex Rios rumor but we will know for a fact on Tuesday whether on not the Sox claimed him.
-And last but certainly not least Jake Peavy had another successful bullpen session yesterday & will make his 1st minor league rehab start on Thursday and some people are saying that he could be starting as early as Aug.23rd, I hope so Hurry up Jake we REALLY need you buddy!! Until next time yall this White Sox Real Talk signing off PEACE!!!!!!!!!!
-Allegedly the White Sox have claimed Alex Rios off waivers from Toronto, I hope this rumor is true.
-Jake Peavy threw 50 pitches on his 2nd successful bullpen session.
Until next time yall PEACE!!!
PEAVY ON HIS STATUS:
Great pitching, Timely hitting…thats how you win. Wuz good world dis ya boi White Sox Real Talk checkin back in during a very shocking but enjoyable 5-game win streak for the Sox. The Sox came into this game knowing that the Detroit Tigers had already lost to Oakland earlier in the day and could gain some ground on the division leaders. Action picked up in the 6th for the Sox as Ramon Castro hit his 2nd HR of the season right to right field and giving the Sox a 4-1 lead. The Indians offense never did get on track as Jose Contreras pitched another great outing throwing 8 innings only giving up 2 runs with 6 strikeouts and is quickly looking like the Jose of old.
The Sox will try to extend their streak right into KC as we will open up a 4 game set against the Royals tonight with Mark Buerhle on the bump, with Detroit goin to the Dome to play the Twinkies if the Sox can take 3 outta 4 or take a split they can potentially cut the lead to 1 game or even tie for first. So before All-Star break the Sox will play the Royals the next 4 days then head home to play Cleveland again then finish up the first half on the season with our 1st 3 game set in the dreaded Metrodome against the Twins.
I’m hoping that JD & Paulie wont get robbed & take there rightful place as AL All-Stars and I also think that Buerhle deserves a trip too but i have voted and so should you todays the last day but until next time….PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i’m super excited that my Sox complete history will be here tommorow i can’t wait to check it out look out for a blog on the DVD tommorow evening before the game.