So this is the second start in a row, if I recall correctly, for DeVries against the White Sox. I have to wonder if that plays with a guys head just a little bit. Or if the fact that we’ll be facing Liriano tomorrow..
All together, the guys are all probably feeling pretty good about the sweep of the Indians while there are probably some just as much a bit at a loss about Liriano. And whatever else might still happen..
One game at a time, one day at a time. Let’s see if we can get the guys a victory against the WS at home in TF. That would be good..
|Chi White Sox||
|De Aza, CF||Span, CF|
|Youkilis, 3B||Revere, RF|
|Dunn, A, DH||Mauer, C|
|Konerko, 1B||Willingham, DH|
|Rios, RF||Morneau, 1B|
|Pierzynski, C||Doumit, LF|
|Viciedo, LF||Valencia, 3B|
|Ramirez, Al, SS||Dozier, SS|
|Beckham, 2B||Carroll, 2B|
|Quintana, P||De Vries, P|
|Chi White Sox||4||0||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||6||10||3|
You can’t get a sweep if you don’t win the first game of the series (and you can’t get swept if you DO win the first game of the series) so it’s always good to pick up a W in game 1.
Things didn’t get off to a very good start with Cole DeVries spotting the Sox a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the offense came right back and evened the game in the bottom of the inning. From that point, Cole did just fine through the rest of his five innings. After that, the bullpen took over. Jared Burton gave up the tying run in the 8th, but otherwise, the pen did just fine.
It’s tempting to give AJ Pierzynski BOD honors for throwing Brian Dozier’s bunt down the RF line to set up the winning run in the 9th, but then we’d have to discount AJ’s 3-run HR in the 1st.
That said, we’ll go with co-BODs again tonight. Denard Span had two web-gem worthy plays in the field to go with a pair of hits. He’ll share the award with Danny Valencia who also had a pair of hits and a pair of RBI that tied the game in the first inning. His other hit was a first-pitch line drive to lead off the 9th inning and set the table for the walk-off victory. – JC