Community  

 
 Message Boards  

 WSI Photo Gallery  

Post of the Week  

 Chat  

 

 

  2013 White Sox  

 Season Schedule  

 

2005 Championship

 

WSI Extras  

 WSI Interviews

  Audio Memories

  2002 Disaster!

2001 Season Fun!

2000 Champions!

Fun & Games

History & Glory

Sox Greats
Sox Quotables
Sox Fight Songs
Old Comiskey Park

     

   
WSI News - Totally Biased Game Recaps

Sale and Verlander battle to a stand-off, Sox lose in 11

September 5 vs. Tigers


Toon Squad Update:
Squidward
That sound must mean things are back to normal.

Short Take: Sox bullpen blew it in extras, but at least they didn't cost Sale the W.

Justin Verlander and Chris Sale gave the fans their money's worth for seven and eight innings, respectively, and the eventual outcome -- a 5-3 Sox loss in 11 innings -- felt like an afterthought.

Melky Cabrera began the game by robbing Detroit leadoff batter Cameron Maybin of a homer. Moments later, Miguel Cabrera jacked one to right that Avi Garcia would've needed a very high ladder to catch. In the third, Miggy hit a liner that easily cleared the fence in left center after Sale left a slurve out over the plate.

For the Tigers, Justin Verlander was vintage through six, yielding only one run on an RBI single by Tyler Saladino. But then he got gulled by Alex Avila, who is known for seldom offering at first pitches (or second, third, etc.). He led off the seventh by taking his ex-battery mate deep on a first-pitch cookie to tie things at two runs apiece. Before the inning ended, the Sox put runners at the corners with two outs, but Verlander talked manager Brad Ausmus into leaving him in, then whiffed Melky to end the threat.

With two outs in the top of the 8th, Robin Ventura allowed himself to be similarly dissuaded by the Sox ace after Miggy reached second on a single and error on CF Adam Eaton. A major difference, though: The batter, Victor Martinez, is batting nearly .500 for his career against Sale. The Tiger DH hit a rocket that Sox second baseman Saladino snabbed on a short hop before flipping to Jose Abreu for the third out. So neither starting pitcher got a decision, and it was left for Sox reliever Chris Beck to give up a three-run homer by Justin Upton in the 11th. The Sox scored once and had the tying run at bat when Saladino took a called third strike to end it.

WSI's
That's all folks: Two great pitchers went toe-to-toe.


submitted by Vernam.

Sox Clubhouse "Pick to Click" Winner

Chris Sale

Tough as nails.

Play WSI's Pick to Click Contest!

 

2005 Championship Sox Fans

Click Here!
WSI's Glorious Championship coverage with Totally Biased attitude!

Want More
Totally Biased Game Recaps?

2003 Sox Schedule
Click sock!

 


1 to 1 of 1

Search For:
Search in:
And in:
Any Words All Words

News Categories

Totally biased Sox news from White Sox Interactive!

EXCLUSIVE Sox features from WSI.

Full Sox coverage featuring the unique WSI slant!

The Totally Biased Game Recap, another WSI EXCLUSIVE!

YOUR chance to be featured at White Sox Interactive!

The funniest and most-noteworthy posts from the Sox Clubhouse message board.

The internet's largest FREE Sox news database, sorted by month.

The internet's largest FREE Sox news database, sorted by day.


Totally Biased Game Recaps

September 30... Fulmer Out-Klubers Kluber

September 27...Thanks, Sox...Love, the Twins

September 26...Halos Rip Volstad

September 25... Pitching Delight

September 23... Abreu, DiMaggio, and Pujols -- Oh, My!

September 22... Gunning Down The Royals!

September 20...Close, But No Cigar

September 19...Texas One Step

September 16... That's A Big 10-4

September 13...Giolito Deserved Better, But Sox Take Series

WSI News System Page Views: 29,286,704