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And The Hits Just Keep On Comin'

April 2nd vs. the Cleveland Indians


Levels Finished:
5 (again!)
Ozzio's intrepid explorers not only dodged the rolling barrels, but tossed caught them and tossed them back!

Short Take:The Sox hitters are hot, and the Indians are not. The undefeated White Sox continue their domination of the Central Division, beating the Lake Erie Annoyances 8-3.

In 1969 a picture appeared in Time magazine showing Cleveland's Cuyahoga River on fire. Twenty years later, the movie "Major League" was released, showing the Cleveland Indians as a symbol of futility in professional sports. Move ahead another 22 years: the river is dramatically cleaner but the ballclub is almost as bad.

A shame, really, because in the early 1990s the Indians had a new ballpark, a new attitude, and a new winning record. Not now. On Saturday the Chicago White Sox beat the Indians 8-3 in the season's second game. This was after the 15-10 drubbing the Sox gave the Futility Kings the day before, and though the Sox let the Irrelevant Ones get up off the mat to score some runs, there was no question who was boss.

Today's starter was Edwin Jackson, who pitched six innings and got the win though he had to throw 99 pitches to get there. Jackson gave up three runs, two of them earned, on five hits. He likes to treat the strike zone as a canvas, painting perfect strokes as he induces strikeouts. He got seven of those today and that's fun to watch, but it sure burns up the pitch count. Fortunately the White Sox have a healthy bullpen from which Chris Sale and Sergio Santos emerged to cover the last three innings. The Ohio Meatballs' starter was Carlos Carrasco, who was victimized by the Sox' hot bats.

Ah, but the hitting! This is going to be fun season, my friends. The offensive display at Friday's opener was a tough act to follow, but the Sox hitters were impressive nonetheless. It started in the first when Glorious Gordon Beckham singled and was moved to third on another single by Man-Mountain Adam Dunn. Paul Konerko then did what he does so well and drove in Beckham on a well-placed sacrifice fly.

In the second inning the Sox just couldn't help themselves. It began when (The) Carlos Quentin led off with a double to center, followed by single off the bat of A.J. Pierzynski. Alexei Ramirez singled, scoring TCQ. Brent Morel reached first bunting into a fielder's choice that sent Ramirez to second but caught A.J. at third. Juan Pierre followed with another single loading the bases. Beckham returned, hitting a two-RBI single. Dunn got another RBI by grounding out and sending Pierre home. By this time it was 5-0 Sox and it's only the top of the second inning.

But the Wahoos got in some strokes in their half of the second when that Cro-Magnon fellow Travis Hafner solo-homered off Jackson. White Sox alumnus Orlando Cabrera singled, and then Travis Buck hit a sharp grounder to third. Brent Morel dropped it, then rushed his throw out of the reach of Konerko at first. Two errors on the play, allowing Buck to get to second and Cabrera to get to third. Jack Hannahan then singled, scoring two. Now it's 5-3 Sox after two full innings.

Nothing else happened until the sixth when Brent Morel got a two-out single, stole second, and was able to score on Juan Pierre's single. Then in the seventh, Konerko got his own two-out single followed by a walk to Alex Rios. Sporting his new smile, T.C. Quentin doubled to right, scoring both runners. Now it's 8-3 Sox in the seventh and it's clear where this game is going. Santos finished the game for the Sox, doing a fine job as we've all come to expect.

So the White Sox have a 1.000 record this season, averaging 11.5 runs per game. Order those World Series tickets now while the price is still reasonable.

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Ozzio's Game Rant:
"Hey! I gotta poem for you: Our hitters, they never quit. You don't think so, you fulla #@*%!"


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Carlos Quentin (TCQ to those of us on the inside)

A man finding his stroke is a thing of beauty, indeed. Big two-run double late in the game put the Sox in front to stay. Keep smiling, TCQ!

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