When it rains...
Short Take: Six run lead wiped out
A 6-0 lead for our White Sox was swept away by a Texas rainstorm with two
out in the top-half of the fourth inning. It's not an official game
unless five innings are played and the umpires called it, opting to replay the
game on Monday afternoon at 2:05 pm.
That's right Sox Fans, the best chance the Sox had to pull out a victory in
weeks goes by the boards. For the first time this season, the Sox sent
nine men to the plate, an occurrence Sox Fans took for granted last
year. It got us exactly nothing.
It was a goofy line up Jerry Manuel fielded. Or perhaps we
should say, more goofy than usual. By virtue of his .075 batting
average, Jerry promoted Julio Ramirez to the #1 spot. Meanwhile
leadoff bust Ray Durham was dropped to the #3 spot and Jose Valentin
got his customary #2 spot batting right-handed (!) and playing third
base. Frank Thomas was unavailable (a sore shoulder and the death
of his father) as was Magglio Ordonez nursing tendonitis. That
left Herbert Perry to DH and Chris Singleton in right
Hey, whatever... it worked! Ramirez went 0 for 2 and was nothing but
a sacrificial lamb to help Ray Ray get his stroke back away from the pressure
of getting on-base in the leadoff spot. Valentin tripled and singled and
scored twice as Durham managed two hits and two rbi's, easily his best
performance in a month.
Royce Clayton and Chris Singleton did fine impersonations of
major league ballplayers, each collecting a hit and a pair of rbi's.
Starter Mark Buehrle hadn't allowed a hit. It could have been a
beautiful thing to behold, but then the rains came.
Somewhere in Cleveland, they're laughing.
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the world's tallest midget
first time in weeks, we had a chance to pick somebody good. Now
we have to wait till Monday. If it wasn't for bad luck...
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