Winning is Sweet!
Short Take: Make that 8 of 9!
Sox Fans can't help but ask "what if" after the Pale Hose won
another game over Detroit, 5-3 at Comiskey Park. That makes eight of the
last nine. No promises for the future, but we sure like winning better
than what we were being served earlier this year!
The big headline for this game was the alleged showcase start for visiting
scouts looking at starter David Wells for a possible trade to a
contender. Damn, it's only June 2. Weren't we suppose to be the
The game was scoreless until the third inning when Jose Valentin
doubled home Sandy Alomar with the first Sox run. Magglio
Ordonez made it 2-0 Sox with a solo shot homer in the fourth.
Head case Detroit starter Jeff Weaver couldn't retire the Sox in order any
of the first five innings. So it was with relief Sox Fans watched as the
Sox strung together three singles by Jose Valentin, Herbert Perry,
and Harold Baines along with a sacrifice and a walk for three
runs. It was 5-0 and it looked like the Sox would cruise behind Boomer
working on a shutout.
Not so fast! Wells let the leadoff man reach with a double to start
the sixth and then gave up back-to-back homeruns. Walking another man, Jerry
Manuel went to his bullpen for Sean Lowe to finish the
inning. He picked off a runner, and got his first batter out and the
threat was over.
Lowe went another scoreless inning followed by Bob Howry and Keith
Foulke each pitching an inning of their own. Some nifty plays in the
field including a pair of double plays and a terrific tag out at homeplate in
the third inning made the difference.
One day at a time, Sox Fans.
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in the field, executed a pair of nifty plays, a 1 for 4 performance
including the key 2-rbi single to break the game open for the
Sox--they would need it!
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