Short Take: Not bad for an
Phil Garner shot his mouth off suggesting he wasn't very impressed by the
stuff used by Sox lefty Mark Buerhle in his victory over the Tigers at
Comerica Park last week. The question now isn't whether Phil Garner
still isn't impressed; he would be a fool to suggest he wasn't. Instead
the question is whether Phil Garner is too hard-headed to regret having said
it in the first place?
Phil's pretty hard-headed. Don't forget he threw punches with his
intellectual equal, the mental midget Terry Bevington.
Sox win 3-0 on the strength of Mark Buerhle's left arm. And
yes Sox Fans, it was very impressive!
Buerhle cut through the Tigers line up like a hot knife through
butter. He never faced more than four Detroit hitters in any
inning. The leadoff man never reached base for Detroit until the eighth
inning. The southpaw notched five nasty strikeouts including two big
ones in the fifth inning to strand a runner at second base. He was truly
The Sox put their leadoff man on base in each of the first three innings,
but there still was no score until the fourth inning when Jeff Liefer
hit a solo shot homerun. The Sox added two more runs in the fifth inning
on rbi singles by Magglio Ordonez and Paul Konerko.
Konerko managed two hits for what seems like an eternity. Jose
Valentin and Royce Clayton (!) got two hits as well. Sandy
Alomar defied all odds and got three hits! Bob Howry and Keith
Foulke teamed up for the last four outs and earned a hold and save
Just like Jerry Manuel drew it up on the clubhouse chalkboard.
Clubhouse "Pick to Click" Winner
of those "overrated phenoms" Skip Clueless spoke of, pitched
7.2 shutout innings, allowed just four hits, struck out five while
walking three. Is Clueless man enough to go back in the
Sox clubhouse? Didn't think so.
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