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Deja Vu -- Boston Loses Two

September 4th against the Boston Red Sox

Bobby Jenks
Juan Pierre

Big Bobby saved both games today and looked good doing it. Juan, in contrast, couldn't get a hit to save anything in his 0-for-5 non-performance.

Short Take:The White Sox enjoyed the afternoon score so much that they repeated it this evening, beating the Red Sox 3-1.

Boston is known for a lot of things: beans, cream pies, unnavigable streets, to name a few. But something Boston hasn't been is friendly toward the White Sox. It was in 1967 that the Red Sox ran past the White Sox to win the down-to-the-wire pennant, and as the darlings of ESPN's vacuous babblers they've earned special enmity from White Sox fans. Red Sox nation, indeed.

But today the White Sox showed them that it's not one if by land or two if by sea, but rather one if by Danks and two if by Floyd as the White Sox won the second of today's split double-header by the score of 3-1, which was the same score as the first game. I'm don't know if there's any significance to the duplicate scores, but what the hell -- I'll say that there is. Clearly the White Sox had the Red Sox number(s) today.

This second game was led by the pitching of Gavin Floyd. He makes me crazy with the number of pitches he throws, but it seems to work. He held the Beantown Brutes to one run that scored in the fifth inning after the Dreaded Leadoff Walk. A couple of singles later and there you have it. But fortunately for our heroes that was all the scoring Boston could muster.

The White Sox offense was not what one would expect. Carlos Quentin (TCQ to his friends) led off the third with a triple. Yes, that's right -- Quentin led off the third with a triple. He scored when Gordon Beckham hit to Victor Martinez at first. Martinez threw home to get Quentin, but Brahmin catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia dropped the throw for an error, allowing TCQ to score, making it 1-0 for the White Sox in the third. The Beaners scored their run in the fifth as described above, tying the game 1-1 after five.

But the White Sox came back in their half of the seventh when Mark Teahen singled, followed by an RBI double from Quentin. An errant throw by Scarlet Footwear center fielder Ryan Kalish allowed TCQ to get to third. Carlos trotted home on a sacrifice fly by Ramon Castro. Now it's 3-1 for the White Sox in the seventh.

Scott Linebrink (ah-OOGA! ah-OOGA! Sox fans run for cover!) came in to relieve Floyd and did a fine job (you can come back out of your shelters, Sox fans), getting two easy outs and setting the stage for Chris Sale. It's clear that Sale is still studying the bullpen instruction manual, since he walked the first hitter he faced. But he got a groundout to end the inning and we all felt better.

Manny Ramirez, the late-season spicy side dish on the White Sox' menu, got a single in the eighth, was replaced by pinch-runner Brent Lillibridge, who was stranded. This if of little consequence, but your intrepid TBGR reporter feels obliged to write something about the bizarre Manny. So there you have it.

Sale pitched the eighth and got two outs, but after a single and a four-pitch walk, Ozzie the G replaced him with Bobby Jenks. Jenks got the third out in the eighth and stuck around to pitch the ninth, notching his 27th save as the Sox won on a final score of 3-1. I didn't tune in to see how ESPN reported today's twin losses, though I'm sure there was pithy analysis and meandering discussion of how these games have little meaning. If the Red Sox fall in the forest and ESPN doesn't hear it, does it make a sound?

TBGR Diary:
Nice job, gentlemen. Now work on those Minnesota voodoo dolls, eh?

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