So, the Indians lost today. Fortunately for the White Sox, they were the ones wearing the visitor’s jerseys. Winning a game 4-2 with 3 unearned runs is pretty much the White Sox way. But, if the opposing team is dropping fly balls, throwing pick-off attempts into the outfield and throwing wild pitches, you have to take advantage of it.
There’s a lot of unrest in the White Sox camp right now. There are intermittent coaching meltdowns, the offense is still on vacation, there are trade rumors swirling left and right and it’s possible that (even with no money to spend) the White Sox could look entirely different in a couple of weeks, Phil Humber is taking a (temporary) trip back to the bullpen, and the entire (current) team is more or less playing below expectations, but because of the insanity of the AL Central, they’re not entirely out of the race.
So, sure, the White Sox won this game only because the Indians gave it away. But, it wasn’t all bad. Edwin Jackson pitched another solid outing, Omar Vizquel made a fantastic game-ending diving stop, Chris Sale is doing such a fantastic job out of the bullpen that he might just pitch himself out of a starting job next year, and even though he wasn’t his sharpest, Sergio Santos still managed to collect his 20th save of the year – not bad for a guy who has been a pitcher for about 15 minutes. And, not to mention, special mention of the ability of the White Sox to wear their sunglasses over their eyes and not on their hats.
And, at the end of the day, my team still likes each other – which makes watching the ridiculousness that is the 2011 White Sox a little bit more bearable.
And, just in case you had forgotten, Omar is awesome. And, this might be my favorite picture of the entire season so far.
3 responses to “And, so it continues. Or: Yup, even when the White Sox can’t beat the Indians, the Indians beat themselves.”
I concur on the Omar pic. Not sure how the rotation is going to work considering Peavy can’t recover in 4 days like the rest of the crew.
Sounds like this is a big week for the ChiSox. Beating Detroit was a good start. Maybe Kenny Williams threatening to blow up the team woke a few guys up.
None. Becuase the 2009 Yankees beat the 2009 Phillies. and that’s it. You can’t re-write history. But just to play your game, if there was a team that could beat the 2009 Yankees it would be the 1998 Yankees. They were much btteer and won 114 regular season games that year 125 with the post season. If you want last ten years then the 2000 Yankees could beat the 2009 Yankees. But I think the ’09 Yankees were still btteer.