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April 25th vs Rays

Daily Sox Crop Report:
Corn as high as an elephant's eye!
Jose Abreu brings the chickens home to roost

Short Take:   JOSE!!! ABREU!!!

Okay, so here’s the thing:

My lede WAS going to be this great bit where the White Sox pitching staff walked into a psychiatrist’s office to deal with their fear of throwing strikes. Trust me, it was top-notch stuff. Just brilliant. But then there was Jose Abreu and the bottom of the ninth and before you could say “Indignant Australian,” Abreu hits a grand slam off Grant Balfour and the White Sox wind up winning 9-6.

That’s not to say this game was a work of art by our boys. It was ugly. In fact it was very ugly.

Sox pitchers managed to walk 11 batters (did I mention the bit about Sox pitchers talking to a shrink? Really, it was hilarious. You would have loved it) AND give up ten hits. But somehow the Sox were able to limit the damage as only one walk came around to score after Erik Johnson left the game in the second.

The Sox tied the game in the 4th and had runners at the corners with only one out when Adam Eaton grounded into the old 1-5-2-4-6 double play, which is another way of saying that Alejandro De Aza did something stupid on the base paths. And that of course is another way of saying “Alejandro De Aza was on base…briefly.”

But then came the bottom of the 9th.

It started poorly with Alexei Ramirez flying out to center against Sox nemesis Grant Balfour. But then De Aza doubled and this time, he didn’t get picked off or run into an out! Tyler Flowers walked and so did Paul Konerko.

After Konerko walked on a 3-2 pitch that was near his head, Balfour apparently expressed his opinion that Paulie should have swung at that pitch that was near his head. Konerko disagreed and Balfour looked like a dingo ate his baby.

Adam Eaton came to the plate with the bases loaded and grounded into what should have been a game ending double play, but Ben Zobrist hesitated in turning two, which gave Eaton enough time to beat out the double play. Marcus Siemen drew a walk to load the bases with two outs and the tying run at third.

Enter Jose Abreu.

Abreu already had two RBIs and a homer. Balfour threw strike one over the plate. The next pitch was over the right field wall, a walk-off grand slam.

Exit Grant Balfour and the Rays.

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