Big Comeback Win!
Short Take: Not dead yet!
How do you like our White Sox now, Sox Fans? In what has to be the
gutsiest performance of the year so far, the Sox simply would not die, coming
from behind twice and pulling out a victory in the bottom of the ninth
inning. The final was 6-5 and none have been bigger this season.
Let's take them one game at a time, Sox Fans. Leave the dreaming to
the bozos on the wrong side of town.
Mark Buerhle started and struggled to keep the Sox close. He
gave up two dingers to Troy Glaus and was charged with another run after Gary
Glover failed to shut the door in the seventh. The Sox had fallen
behind 1-0, came back to make it 2-1, lost the lead, and now faced a 5-2
deficit. The natives were restless inside Comiskey Park.
Next came the comeback. Chris Singleton (!) started things
with a single, and Ray Durham walked. Jose Valentin reached on a
bunt, loading the bases for Magglio Ordonez. Maggs narrowly
missed a grand slam, and Sox baserunners were off to the races. The play
of the game came at homeplate as Valentin slid wide to avoid the catcher's
catch scoring the tying run for our Sox!
We knew we weren't going to lose, didn't we Sox Fans!
The Sox went quietly in the eighth but events moved quickly in the
ninth. Sandy Alomar led off with a single. "Mr.
Versatility" Josh Paul came in as a pinchrunner. A Ray
Durham sacrifice put Paul on second base with Jose Valentin at bat.
Down in the count 0-2, Valentin hung tough to work the count full. Next
he stroked one deep into right field, Paul easily scoring the winning run.
The Sox won a lot of games this way in 2000. Let's hope it continues,
but PLEASE!--let's take it one game at a time.
Dreaming is for losers, the lovable variety.
Clubhouse "Pick to Click" Winner
out of a recent slump with a huge effort. 4 for 5, scored the
key run to tie the game sliding home in the seventh, and batted in the
winning run in the ninth!
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