Boy, I tell you, I was puttering around with the Sox game on, and the Sox were doing well. I sit down to watch the top of the ninth, and three runs cross the plate. I flip to another channel and Jenks gets the final out.
Talk about frustrating. I love White Sox baseball. I try to watch White Sox baseball, they don’t play well. I turn it off, they win.
There was plenty of good news and bad news in this game.
The bad news:
The bullpen made it interesting again. The Yankees scored three times in the ninth inning. Garland left with a man on second, so he was charged with one run and Thornton was charged with the other two. Bottom line: Garland pitched 8.1 innings and gave up two runs. Thornton pitched 0.0 of an inning and gave up 2 runs. To Thornton’s credit, he’s been the most solid pitcher we’ve had in the bullpen so far, so this was probably just one bad outing for him. He’s still got an ERA of 3.86, which is at least respectable. Iguchi committed two errors tonight, doubling his total for the year in one game.
The good news:
The Sox won the game. The offense scored six runs, and they needed every last one of them. Both Konerko and Thome each hit their eighth home run. Konerko went 3-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Thome went 1-3 with 2 RBI and a run scored. Despite two errors, Iguchi went 3-5 with an RBI and a run scored. Uribe, who has been struggling, went 1-3 with a run scored. Garland went 8.1 innings and only gave up two runs and seven hits. Jenks converted another save opportunity, giving him 16 on the season.
This lady’s going to have to go back and watch the archived broadcast. That way I know I can watch without the Sox losing.