Short Take: Is there anything
Did anybody in Chicago stay awake to watch the end of this game? Did
anybody in the Sox dugout? You have to wonder whether anybody in the
silver and black much gives a damn after they sleepwalked their way through
the final innings of Wednesday's game, 7-2 big fat losers to Seattle.
These aren't Jerry's Kids. They're Jerry's Corpses.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, the Chicago White Sox had a lead
in this game. Magglio Ordonez doubled home Jose Valentin to
give the Sox a 1-0 lead in the first inning. A sacrifice fly by Sandy
Alomar gave the Sox a 2-0 lead in the second inning. Sox starter Rocky
Biddle managed to kick away that lead and then some in the next
half-inning and the snooze-fest began.
Paul Konerko struck out to end an inning not once, not twice, not
even thrice! Four times he took the walk of shame from the
batter's box back to the Sox bench. Konerko, Jeff Liefer,
and Herbert Perry ( the #5 through #7 hitters) were a combined 0 for 9
with eight strikeouts. Seattle piled up twelve strikeouts on a Sox line
up that spent most of the game wondering what the caterer was serving on the
deli plate in the post-game clubhouse.
Still it was a close 3-2 game until the seventh inning when relievers Kelly
Wunsch and Lorenzo Barcelo allowed the roof to cave in. Sean
Lowe, fresh from his brief stint in Charlotte, fared hardly better
allowing two runs himself in the eighth. By then everyone including Jerry
Manuel was calling the hotel for turn down service and ordering extra
mints for the pillow. Jerry's team has never looked more lethargic.
The Sox return to Safeco Thursday for the final game trying to avoid the
embarrassment of another sweep. Judging by tonight's effort, fat chance
At least Boomer is pitching.
Clubhouse "Pick to Click" Winner
|2 for 3
at the plate including an rbi double to give the Sox an early
lead. Is this a "world's tallest midget" pick?
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