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We're Gavin a Great Time

August 5th vs. the Los Angeles Angels of Disneyland


KW's Daily Special:
Angel Hair Pasta, Al Dente
Gavin Floyd goes eight tasty innings to lead the White Sox to a 6-2 win over the Angels.

Short Take:Gavin Floyd has never looked better, and Jim Thome's big ol' bat makes it happen in a 6-2 win over the Angels.

Sometimes on a hot night when preparing a meal, small portions of tight flavors sound appealing. That's what Gavin Floyd was thinking this evening, allowing only one earned run as the White Sox beat the LA Angels 5-1. All the tables were filled at Kenny's Burger Joint tonight as Floyd threw a masterful eight innings.

The first inning was inauspicious as Jermaine Dye misplayed a Vladimir Guerrero fly ball for a 3-base error. It allowed a run to score, but Floyd dealt with it and moved on. Floyd kept clicking as Jason Nix made another throwing error from short in the fourth inning. Nix, subbing for the injured Alexei Ramirez, seems to have caught Chuck Knoblauch disease in recent days, making wild throws to first on what should be routine plays. Jason, don't think, just throw.

Big Jim Thome made us forget all that when he hit his 19th homer in the Sox' half of the fourth, tying the game at 1. That makes 560 for Mr. Incredible and the meter's still running.

In the Sox' fifth, the red-hot A.J. Pierzynski led off with a double, and advanced to third on a fly to center by Carlos Quentin (known as The Carlos Quentin to his friends). Jason Nix, no doubt embarrassed by his hamfisted play at short the last few days, stroked a single to right to score A.J. Nice work, and now it's 2-1 Sox after five.

Sox bats were hot again in the sixth, as Gordon Beckham, otherwise known as That Doubles Machine, reached second on yet another of his two-baggers. Jermaine Dye singled, putting runners at first and third for Jim Thome. Now, if we were making a movie here, we could write a story about visiting a sick child in the hospital and promising him two home runs. I don't know about the sick kid, but Thome's HR meter kept spinning as he hit career number 561 for three more RBIs. Thought there might be more as Konerko was hit by a pitch and A.J. golfed a single to left, but Thome's three-run homer was enough this inning. 5-1 Sox after six.

In the Sox' seventh, Scott Podsednik got a one-out triple but was left standing there admiring the view. Even though he didn't score, y'gotta love the way that guy hits. Comeback player award? I think we can agree.

A little scary in the Angels' eighth. Gary Matthews, Jr. singled, and was followed by a blown call at first that was scored as an error on Paul Konerko, allowing Chone Figgins to get on base. A wild pitch by Floyd let Matthews get to third, but Gavin had his breaking ball working and got out of the inning without a run. But in the bottom half of the inning, Paul Konerko got his own solo homer, taking it up to 6-1 Sox.

Floyd started the ninth, but gave up singles to Guerrero and Juan Rivera, putting runners on first and third. Matt Thornton came in to finish the job for Gavin and gave up a sacrifice fly to Kendry Morales, scoring the run from third and accounting for the only earned run charged to Floyd. Thornton promptly took care of the next two outs and when the last-out fireworks smoke cleared, the big board showed the final as 6-2.

Kenny's Joint is fast becoming a must-visit place as word spreads of the skill of this remarkable kitchen staff. Gavin Floyd serves up tidy portions, Mark Buehrle specializes in fast food, and John Danks and Jose Contreras add spice to the menu. A nice selection, and a well-stocked bar to boot. Summer nights call for skillful servings to make great meals, and Gavin Floyd showed everybody how it's done.

WSI's
Critic's Corner:
Multiple pinwheels for this perfomance. Gavin Floyd driving the train and the bats doing what they do best.


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