Caballo Slams Cubs
Short Take: Sean Lowe was awesome!
What a great game and what a great performance by our Chicago White
Sox! On a night the Sox should have been dead and buried from the very
start, clutch pitching and clutch hitting make the difference! Sox win
7-3 in ten innings and give all the Lovable Losers of Chicago a bit to worry
That wasn't the Beloit Brewers you were playing tonight!
The Cubs honestly looked like they wanted to win this game. It
appeared their fans too, have taken a renewed interest in working on winning
baseball games rather than working on their tans. Most of them were
actually paying attention during this game.
Don't get me wrong--most of them are still idiots. Heard three times
on the exit ramps leaving Comiskey, the Cubbie Blue Faithful is convinced the
Sox are doomed to lose Saturday's game because we used too many pitchers in
Friday's victory. I guess we should just forfeit Saturday's game and try
to win Sunday's game, huh? What a bunch of maroons!
Don Baylor had the Cubbies playing little ball on David Wells,
putting down two exceptionally well-placed bunts leading to two Wells throwing
errors. Even Sam-me-me-me Sosa stood in and took a walk rather than do
the predictable thing: his patented loopy swing for the fences.
Wells' back acted up and he left after facing just five batters (two scored),
the bases loaded and nobody out. It looked bleak for our Pale Hose!
Enter Sean Lowe. In one of the gutsiest pitching performances
of the year, Lowe ended the inning with a double-play and a ground out without
further damage. The Cubs managed just two runs from that inning.
Lowe would pitch five shutout innings and allow just four hits. For
that, the Cubs would later pay dearly. Too bad most of their fans were
too dumb to realize it.
The Sox immediately got one back on Carlos Lee's rbi single. They
tied it in the fourth on Tony Graffanino's sacrifice fly sending home Sandy
Alomar who led off the inning with a double. It was 2-2 and even
from the upper deck you could almost hear pee-pants Cubs starter Jason Bere
grinding his teeth over losing his chance to tag his ex-team with a loss.
Bere continued into the seventh and looked to be the winner again after Sox
reliever Matt Ginter drilled a Cubs batter with the bases loaded to
force in the go-ahead run. But in the next half-inning "Piss
Pants" still managed to screw it up--just like Sox Fans knew he
would. Paul Konerko doubled off the Sox Reject, followed by an
rbi-single by Alomar. He got serenaded by Sox Fans upon his exit to Nancy's
organ accompaniment--and it felt good, too. It remained tied 3-3
through nine innings as Kyle Farnsworth and Bob Howry took turns
throwing seeds at opposing hitters.
After Keith Foulke pitched a 1-2-3 tenth, Sox bats went to
work. A one-out walk, a single, and a wild pitch, forced the Cubs to
intentionally load the bases. Magglio Ordonez looked to be the
hero as over 45,936 fans stood and cheered, many waving the Sox towels given
at the game. Everything was right, but Maggs swung and missed for strike
With two-outs, it was Carlos Lee's turn to be hero again--and he
would not fail. Lee cranked the 0-1 pitch into the left field seats
creating the season's largest mob scene yet at home plate. The mass of
Sox humanity was so large, you half-expected to find Poppy Hidalgo in
there high-fiving El Caballo along with everyone else.
Fireworks, Comiskey bedlam, and silly Cubs fans making for the exits.
It was quite a show-stopping finale. And that, Sox Fans, was only Act
One of this three-part play, and tomorrow's is on national TV!
Keep winning Sox Fans!
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Clubhouse "Pick to Click" Winner
in the five key runs of the game for the Sox. The first was the
rbi-single to put the Sox back in striking distance after the near-disastrous
top-half of the first inning. Then of course there was the
glorious 2-out, tenth inning walk-off grand slam to win the game.
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