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22 on May 22

May 21 vs. Oakland Athletics

Back to the Grind,
or Just Grinded?


Today's Sox cut of meat:
22 oz. t-bone
Only a mighty steak for these old campaigners

Short Take:   Dusty A's fall to the lofty Paled Hose

On this day, the 21st of May, the White Sox picked up their 22nd win of the season. The scoring started early when in the second, Ozuna took aim with his .22 center-fire rifle and winged A's outfielder Dan Johnson as AJ put the ball into play. Johnson's resulting error led to AJ being safe and Dye scoring from third. Ozuna then walked to load the bases. A couple strikeouts later and Erstad let everyone know that 22 is both a pentagonal and centered heptagonal number as he plopped a single into center which scored Konerko and Pierzynski. 3-0, Good Guys after two (but not 22).

Contreras labored a bit on the mound but was getting the job done. Through the forth, he had given up three hits and the A's got a man to third twice but he struck out seven in the same stretch to leave the A's scoreless. Trouble came in the 5th with the bases loaded and nobody out. Contreras was in a real catch-22 and Nick Swisher capitalized by hitting a bases clearing double. Just like that, the game was tied but Contreras escaped without further damage.

The Sox got back on offense in the bottom of the 6th. Mackowiak rolls 22s on the dropped Impala and rolled raw at the plate with runners on second and third and one down. Just like the mathematician Erstad, his single to center also plates Konerko and Pierzynski. Cintron singles and A's starter Joe Blanton gets his 22-yard length yanked. Relievers mean nothing to math wizard Erstad 22 and he tells the world that 22 is the sixth discrete bi-prime by hitting another RBI single to center. The Sox again have a three run lead, 6-3.

Oakland loaded the bases in the 7th but could push a run across. The Sox were able to score some more in the 7th as Pierzynski channeled the lyrics of Rick Ross' "Hustlin'" on a sac fly and Cintron added an RBI single to put the Sox up 8-3. The A's loaded them up again in the 8th and were able to take advantage for a run but that was all they would get. Cue Jenks and this game is over.

All told, the A's left 22 men on base as individuals and would prove to be their undoing. XXII.

WSI's
Back to the Grind Update:
 Eight runs scored, none via the home run and seven different players had hits. Throw in a sac fly, steal and error-free defense and you have the definition of grindy. 22 is awesome.


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