Short Take: Ain't got nuthin' on
Sox bats again were AWOL and the Pale Hose inevitably went down to defeat,
once again to the Minnesota Twins. Was it Brad Radke pitching so well or
was it the ongoing slump of Sox bats. Either way it was another fat ugly
loss for the Sox, 4-1 to start a nine-game homestand.
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Both Radke and Sox starter Jim Parque went the full nine
innings. The only real difference was Parque falling apart in the sixth
inning. Up till then the young Sox southpaw had allowed just four hits,
one a dinger. You knew this inning would be different when Parque walked
the leadoff man.
Next the roof caved in. A two-run homerun was the answer greeting
Parque's very next pitch. The Twinkies then beat him up for a triple and
an RBI sacrifice. 4-1 Twins, and the game was over.
The anemic Sox offense fell dead after Paul Konerko grounded into a
double play to end the first inning. Three singles and a sacrifice had
Sox Fans dreaming about a big lead early in the game. Instead the Sox
squeezed just one run out of the rally. They would never mount a serious
threat after that.
Do really want to know about all the other pathetic offensive
numbers? Didn't think so. Let's blame it on Brad Radke's great
pitching. Yeah, that's the ticket.
Clubhouse "Pick to Click" Winner
only guy to come through with an rbi base hit. It came in the
first inning and was the lone highlight of this game.
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