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Danny Wright is the latest of live young arms to join the starting
rotation for our Chicago White Sox. Sox Fans have been getting a steady
diet of them now for over two years and the rotation bears no resemblance
today to the one on opening day. Mark Buehrle, a near-rookie
himself, is the only one that is left from the original four that included David
Wells, Cal Eldred, and Jim Parque. Wright was rough
early but pitched well enough to win 7-5 over Kansas City.
Wright struggled with control in the first inning and it cost him. It
seemed he was always behind in the count, touched for three runs on four
hits. It was 3-0 Royals before the Sox even got their first cuts.
What better time for Babe Ruth to show up.
Having made some promises to a group of children, guests on Cancer
Survivors Night, Jose Canseco came through like only the great Bambino
ever did, powering two shots over the wall in his first two at-bats. He
single-handedly delivered the Sox five runs with two swings of the bat and
staked the team to a 5-3 lead.
Hey, the Bambino made just one promise and only delivered one
homerun! Who is the bigger hero?
That was enough breathing room for Wright. He pitched out of a bases
loaded jam in the fourth and left in the fifth having allowed four runs and
seven hits, three strikeouts against three walks. He also left with the
Wright got the "W" because the bullpen quartet of Rocky Biddle,
Alan Embree, Gary Glover, and Keith Foulke bent only
enough to let K.C. come close but never over the top to tying the
game. A key pair of insurance runs scored on a Royce Clayton
homer (fourth inning) and a Aaron Rowand rbi single (sixth inning) made
the winning difference.
Ray Durham left with an aggravated hamstring; Magglio Ordonez
left with a bruise after being hit by a pitch. In a nightmarish year
filled with season-ending injuries, Sox Fans are thankful neither was a torn
We Sox Fans have become the most-adept of fans anywhere tossing around such
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at the plate including two homeruns accounting for five of the seven
Sox runs. Made promises to try to hit a homerun to kids
attending Cancer Survivors Night. Not even the Bambino could
match the Bash Brother's feat!
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