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One Bad Inning

May 31 vs Boston Red Sox


Sox Office Smash Hit:
Fight Club
Usually played by Brad Pitt, Anthony Swarzak's stand-in (played by Ed Norton) showed up to Sox Park today.

Short Take:   Red Sox tag reliever Anthony Swarzak for 4 runs in the 6th inning, and that's all they need to beat White Sox 4-1.

One bad inning.

If it wasn't for a single half inning today, you might have thought that tonight's game was the marquee, low-scoring, well-pitched game that we were all waiting to see last night, when Chris Sale pitched against Jose Quintana. Nope, it was Mike Pelfrey vs. Drew Pomeranz – just a couple of decent pitchers having a pretty dang good day. Too bad that single bad inning belonged to Anthony Swarzak, reliever for the White Sox.

The White Sox took a quick lead in the 2nd inning. Avi Garcia singled, stole 2nd, and advanced to 3rd on a throwing error. Then Tim Anderson doubled to the center field wall to give the White Sox 1-0 lead.

White Sox starter Pelfry pitched 5 innings and gave up no runs on 2 hits, struck out 5 and walked 2. Swarzak replaced him starting in the 6th, probably to prevent the Red Sox hitters seeing Pelfrey for the 3rd time. Unfortunately, the usually dependable Swarzak had an uncharacteristically bad outing. Not that he got hit that hard - the Red Sox simply dropped in Kansas City specials, and quickly took the lead 4-1.

Red Sox starter Pomeranz kept the Sox bats quiet for 7 innings. Their setup guy Matt Barnes did his job, and closer Craig Kimbrel…wow. With a fastball at 98-99 that moves, and a crazy good slider/curve, he struck out Matt Davidson, Anderson and Omar Narvaez to end the game 4-1. The Red Sox took the series 2-1.

Of note:

  • Tim Anderson was 2/4 with an RBI double and Avisail Garcia was 2/4.
  • Before the game, the White Sox announced that the 2018 season will be Hawk Harrelson's last as an announcer. Hawk will do some 10 Sunday home games in 2018, and Jason Benetti will replace him in the booth.

The Sox get a day tomorrow off tomorrow, then head to Detroit for Friday's game against the Tigers. Derek Holland vs. Michael Fulmer, at 6:10 pm CT.

WSI's
Fandamonium:
 Hard to get too up or too down over this game, so I'll just chalk it up to one of "those" losses.


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