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Come Sale Away with Me!

June 3 vs. Seattle Mariners


Today's Sox Crew:
Foreman
Thanks to the foreman of the pitching staff, Chris Sale, the Sox shut the Mariners down.

Short Take:   Chris Sale demonstrated how and why he's an ace in the making, earning his first career complete game.

On a picturesque afternoon for baseball on the South Side, the White Sox were looking to start a new winning streak after having their nine-gamer snapped at the hands of the Mariners on Saturday. Sunday afternoon brought with it dominant starting pitching from Chris Sale, a parade of singles from the Sox hitters and shaky pitching from Seattle's Kevin Millwood (3-5). Those three things added together created the perfect recipe for a 4-2 White Sox winner!

Hearing Sunday afternoon's lineup on the radio before I even left for the ballpark, I figured this game would be a lost cause and already chalked it up in the 'L' column. After all, Robin Ventura was trotting the Sunday lineup out there, complete with Kosuke Fukudome, Eduardo Escobar, Brent Lillibridge and Tyler Flowers, better known to those of us who listen to Farmer & DJ on a regular basis as "T-Flow." Well, as it turned out, "T-Flow" proved to be productive on the afternoon. Not only did he call an excellent game as Sale's batterymate, but he went 2-for-4 on the afternoon with a run scored.

Sale (7-2) was dominating, giving up only two runs on the afternoon, which occurred in the second. After walking Justin Smoak, Miguel Olivo homered deep to center, giving the Mariners a brief 2-0 lead. The Sox got busy early in this one, scoring a run in the home half of the same inning, primarily due to Kevin Millwood's ineffectiveness. Only making it through four innings, Millwood walked Fukudome and Escobar, and Alexei Ramirez got a hit, loading the bases for Lillibridge, whom Millwood walked, forcing in the first run of the ballgame for the Sox and cutting Seattle's lead in half at 2-1.

The Sox added to their run total an inning later, courtesy of an Alex Rios RBI single, which tied the game at two. In the fourth, the Sox untied the game permanently, plating two. Gordon Beckham extended his hitting streak to nine games, driving home Flowers with the Sox third run of the afternoon, and Alex Rios contributed offensively again, this time with an infield single, which plated Escobar with the fourth run of the afternoon for the Sox.

So much can be said about Chris Sale's ace-like performance Sunday afternoon. He only allowed seven baserunners -- five hits and two walks. On an afternoon that saw the Sox bullpen completely taxed after Saturday's 12-inning loss, Sale came through, not only preserving the bullpen, but earned his first career complete game in the process with a 119-pitch effort. Chris Sale is now the winningest pitcher on the staff. Pretty impressive for a dude who found himself in the bullpen just four weeks ago!

After Sunday's victory and series win, the Sox will enjoy a well-deserved and much-needed off day in Chicago before opening up a three game series against the Toronto Blue Jays. Philip Humber (2-2, 5.37 ERA) will take the ball for the South Siders and he'll oppose Toronto's ace, Ricky Romero (6-1, 4.04 ERA). The first pitch will be thrown at 7:10p CDT and the game will be broadcast on Comcast Sports Net.

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KW Appreciates The Game:
 I sure am glad I listened to Sale a month ago when he called me and demanded he be removed from the bullpen and put back into the rotation!


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