One day up, the next day down. It’s just been that kind of season. When you think they are back on track, they falter. When you think they’re out of contention they rise to the occasion.
Ladies and Gentlemen, these are your 2009 Chicago White Sox.
As testimony, we just have to look at the last few days. A Friday loss to the Angels, a Saturday win in Anaheim, another losing effort to the Halos on Sunday and a comeback 6-3 victory last night in Seattle to move within 5 1/2 games of the Tigers. That gives us yet another chance tonight to reach the .500 mark.
Who in the heck are these guys? From what he says, I don’t think Ozzie even knows.
What we do know is that the South Siders wouldn’t be close to .500 without A.J. Pierzynski. He did it again last night with a 10-pitch at bat that resulted in him driving in two runs in the seventh, including the eventual game-winner. In all, Pierzynski went 3 for 5 with two RBI and two runs scored. With Dye and Rios non-factors and Quentin a far cry from the 2008 version, A.J.’s contributions have been key to keeping the ship afloat.
Notes of the day: Kudos to Freddy Garcia for another solid outing last night as he picked up his second win of the season, giving up three runs and seven hits in six innings of work…The wait is almost over for Sox fans to get a glimpse of Jake Peavy. He’ll be on the mound Saturday at the Cell against the Royals. Hurrah!