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 2000 CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON

Slammin' the Tigers

(September 11, 2000)

Short Take:  Yeah sure, we've forgotten April's fight. 

In the wake of the heavy fines baseball meted out to the Tigers for the fights they started with the White Sox, Phil Garner said the league didn't care whether his team was competitive.  You can add Sox fans to the list of those indifferent to his team's plight.  The Sox chipped away at an early 3-0 deficit and came all the way back for a convincing victory punctuated by an eighth inning grand slam homerun by Frank Thomas.  Sox win 10-3.

Mike Sirotka was shaky in first inning.  A single scooted up the middle, he threw a wild pitch then walked the next batter.  Next he gave up two little bleeders, one of which Carlos Lee misplayed into a double.  The Sox were down 3-0 before they got their first cuts.  Sirotka would allow just three more hits and no more runs the next six innings.  Meanwhile the Sox hitters mounted a comeback.

It started and ended with our own MVP candidate Frank Thomas.  After the Sox finally got out of the top-half of the first inning, Frank drove a near-homerun high of the left field wall for an rbi double scoring Jose Valentin.  Valentin played a key role in the next Sox run in the fifth  inning when broke up a sure double play by taking out the shortstop attempting the relay throw.  Thanks to Valentin extending the inning, the next batter Magglio Ordonez singled home Ray Durham to make it 3-2 Sox.

Herbert Perry had an rbi single in the sixth to tie the game, and the wheels quickly fell off the Tigers' wagon.  Jose Valentin gave the Sox the lead with an infield bunt rbi.  Only a bases loaded strikeout by Frank Thomas prevented the game from being blown open right there.

Instead Frank waited until the eighth.  The Sox coaxed three walks from Detroit relievers following Herbert Perry's leadoff double.  Big Frank narrowly missed a homerun at the beginning of the game, but with a thunderstorm bearing down on Comiskey, he would make short work of this second opportunity to do big damage with his bat.  

The ball was lined into the left field seats, a pure muscle shot as only Frank can hit them.  Four runs score on one mighty swing.  Bob Howry finished off the Tigers quickly in the ninth, just in time to make it an official eight and one-half inning game before the rains came. 

Same two teams tomorrow.  Go Sox!!!

 

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