Community  

 
 Message Boards  

 WSI Photo Gallery  

Post of the Week  

 Chat  

 

 

  2013 White Sox  

 Season Schedule  

 

2005 Championship

 

WSI Extras  

 WSI Interviews

  Audio Memories

  2002 Disaster!

2001 Season Fun!

2000 Champions!

Fun & Games

History & Glory

Sox Greats
Sox Quotables
Sox Fight Songs
Old Comiskey Park

     

   
WSI News - Totally Biased Game Recaps

The Sweaty One Deals, But the Bullpen Fails

August 30 at New York Yankees


KW's Daily Special:
Chicken
It feels like the Sox are too chicken to step it up and play winning baseball on this road trip!

Short Take:   Freddy Garcia kept his team in this one, pitching six strong innings, but once again, the bullpen failed him and everyone else.

Yesterday's 10-0 debacle was arguably the season's worst game of the season, with the White Sox being one hit by the "mighty" Sergio Mitre. After Ozzie Guillen's colorful post-game meeting yesterday, all Sox fans could do was hope the team heard his rant and would respond. They did respond, but just not enough. Freddy Garcia has done everything asked of him since re-joining the White Sox, and this afternoon's contest was no exception, but the bullpen let him and everyone else down once again. The offense isn't off the hook for this one, either; things just aren't good right now. The Sox got swept in New York, this time the score was 8-3.

With the way the game started for the White Sox, it looked as though yesterday didn't even happen because they came out swinging and looked much better than a day earlier. Scott Podsednik led off the game with a triple to right and scored on Gordon Beckham's groundout to short, giving the Sox the very early 1-0 lead. Unfortunately, they gave that run right back in the bottom half of the first. Derek Jeter led off with a double and went to third on Johnny Damon's grounder to Garcia. Jeter then scored on Mark Teixeira's sacrifice fly, tying the game.

The score remained tied at one until the top of the third. Alexei Ramirez led off the inning with a single, then stole second. Podsednik picked up right where he left off a couple innings earlier when he singled to center, scoring Ramirez with the Sox's second run on the afternoon. Pods then stole second, but was left stranded when Beckham grounded out and A.J. Pierzynski struck out. Just like clockwork, though, the Sox gave the run right back, and then some. With two out, Jeter singled to center, then came home on Johnny Damon's homer, giving the Yankees their first lead of the afternoon, 3-2, and it was one they'd never surrender.

"The Sweaty One" gave the Sox six strong innings, only giving up three earned runs on four hits, so it was up to the bullpen to keep the score where it was. Had they succeeded, we'd feel a little better than we do now heading into Minnesota. The wheels came off this train in the bottom of the seventh.

Randy Williams relieved Freddy Garcia and only recorded one out. Jorge Posada singled to center and was out at second on Robinson Cano's fielder's choice. Cano went to second when Eric Hinske walked. Melky Cabrera followed with a double to deep left, scoring Cano and moving Hinske to third. Williams intentionally walked Jeter and was given the hook in favor of Scott Linebrink. Jerry Hairston, Jr. was called on to hit for Johnny Damon and got the job done with a sacrifice fly, scoring Eric Hinske with the fifth Yankee run. With Mekly Cabrera at second and Jeter at first, Mark Teixeira delivered the final blow with a three run shot, making it an 8-2 contest. With that, the wind was taken right out of the Sox's sails. Jermaine Dye homered to right center with two out in the ninth, but his solo shot wasn't nearly enough, as the Sox lose 8-3.

The toughest road trip of the season has turned into the biggest nightmare of the season in a matter of days, and it doesn't get any easier, as the Sox head to Minnesota for their FINAL THREE GAMES EVER at the Metrodome. Gavin Floyd (10-8, 3.95) will take the mound for the Sox, and he'll oppose Minnesota's Nick Blackburn (8-9, 4.29). The first pitch will be thrown at 7:10p CDT in the Baggie Dome and the game will be broadcast on CSN.

WSI's
Critic's Corner:
 One star for the one measley win they managed against a team like the Orioles.


submitted by ChiSoxGirl

Sox Clubhouse "Pick to Click" Winner

Southpaw

Because, really... was any Sox player deserving of the award?!

Play WSI's Pick to Click Contest!

 

2005 Championship Sox Fans

Click Here!
WSI's Glorious Championship coverage with Totally Biased attitude!

Want More
Totally Biased Game Recaps?

2003 Sox Schedule
Click sock!

 


1 to 1 of 1

Search For:
Search in:
And in:
Any Words All Words

News Categories

Totally biased Sox news from White Sox Interactive!

EXCLUSIVE Sox features from WSI.

Full Sox coverage featuring the unique WSI slant!

The Totally Biased Game Recap, another WSI EXCLUSIVE!

YOUR chance to be featured at White Sox Interactive!

The funniest and most-noteworthy posts from the Sox Clubhouse message board.

The internet's largest FREE Sox news database, sorted by month.

The internet's largest FREE Sox news database, sorted by day.


Totally Biased Game Recaps

September 28...A Royal Loss, but Hail to The King

September 27... Paulie

September 24... Same Sale, Same Bullpen

September 21...Danks and Offense Sting the Rays

September 20... 2014 Is Mercifully Winding Down

September 17... Sale Hit Hard

September 14... Sunday Afternoon Dud

September 13... Like One Win? Here, Have Two

September 10... Becoming Spoilers

September 7...Shut Out and Swept

WSI News System Page Views: 23,401,308