All three blog hosts are otherwise committed tonight (probably rightfully so) but we’re hoping you guys have been doing this long enough to know how to chat & cheer on your own!
|Chi White Sox|
|Revere, CF||Pierre, LF|
|Casilla, A, 2B||Ramirez, Al, SS|
|Mauer, C||Konerko, 1B|
|Cuddyer, RF||Dunn, A, DH|
|Valencia, DH||Quentin, RF|
|Tosoni, LF||Rios, CF|
|Hughes, L, 1B||Pierzynski, C|
|Nishioka, SS||Beckham, 2B|
|Tolbert, 3B||Morel, 3B|
|Blackburn, P||Floyd, P|
|Chi White Sox||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||5||11||0|
I didn’t get to actually SEE any of this game and all of the scoring was done before I even got to listen to any of it. From what I can tell, however, kudos are due to several players.
Working backwards from the finish, both Joe Nathan and Matt Capps pitched perfect innings of relief. That’s exactly what we envisioned getting out of those guys when the season started. In fact, Alex Burnett managed a similar inning and Phil Dumatrait looked good, too. And while starter Nick Blackburn obviously got off to a horid start and didn’t have a sharp game, you have to give a guy credit for fighting his way through five innings even when he clearly wasn’t at the top of his game.
On the offensive side, Alexi Casilla, Joe Mauer, Michael Cuddyer and Rene Tosoni all contributed a pair of hits, but it was Luke Hughes’ 3-run home run that provided the winning margin. His 3 hits in 5 AB and 3 RBI earned him a consensus Boyfriend of the Day award from the GameChat folks! – JC