Short take: He came, he played, he
Welcome to respectability, Sox Fans. The long wait to get over .500
has at least temporarily ended. Jerry Manuel really lets his hair
down, gives forgotten Herbert Perry a start at third base and is
rewarded with a 7-6 victory over Texas for the sweep
The Milkman delivers!
Another fine pitching performance looked to be squandered. Jon
Garland went five effective if not overpowering innings. RBI's by Paul
Konerko, Carlos Lee, Jose Valentin (playing shortstop!) and Magglio
Ordonez put up four runs for the Sox. Garland left in the sixth and
looked to be the winner. The man of the night Herbert Perry made
his first big contribution with a solo homer in the sixth. The score was
5-3 and Garland looked to be the winner
Nope. Kip Wells blew it in the seventh inning giving up a two-rbi
double to tie up the game. Let's face it. The kid hasn't been the
same since getting hit with a pair of batted balls. Maybe Kip needs a
pitching screen to bolster this confidence. Besides, he's been serving
nothing but batting practice for weeks.
With the game slipping away and a seventh inning rally about to go bust, Jose
Canseco got the lead again for the Sox with an rbi single, batting in
Valentin. In the eighth our man Herbert Perry struck again with a
lead-off dinger. Keith Foulke nailed down the save.
Ray Durham did not play which doubtlessly gave him more time to
contemplate the loss of James Baldwin. Lead-off man Tony
Graffanino was 1 for 5, scoring twice.
Big bad Oakland is next, just the team to test our newly-achieved
Clubhouse "Pick to Click" Winner
homeruns including the game winner in the eighth inning. He
should whine about needing more playing time!
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