Art Berke, a lifelong White Sox fan, has worked at the highest levels of the sports industry with Major League Baseball, ABC Television and Sports Illustrated. He grew up in Northwest Indiana, in the shadow of old Comiskey Park, and proudly proclaims 2005 as the best year of his life. Art offers his glass half-full opinions and observations as he lives and dies with the Sox.
Sox Move On From Friday Meltdown as Humber Impresses With His Wicked Curve
A.J. Pierzynski, whose two-run double in the seventh proved to be the difference in today’s 4-2 White Sox victory, modestly told Hawk Harrelson and Steve Stone in the post-game interview that the story of today’s game was fifth starter Philip Humber (pictured above).
Humber’s outstanding performance was just what the Sox needed after last night’s ninth inning meltdown. The former No. 1 draft pick of the Mets, Humber allowed just one run, four hits and two walks with four strikeouts in his six innings of work. Pierzynski added that Humber’s curveball is one of the best he’s seen and rivals Gavin Floyd‘s hook as the best on the Sox staff.
SOX NOTES OF NOTE: Sergio Santos, who pitched a scoreless, hitless eighth inning still hasn’t allowed an earned run since the start of spring training. One of the charter members of my Sox posse is convinced Santos will be the Pale Hose closer by the All-Star break. Could be…Will Ohman seems to be back on track with a clean seventh and Chris Sale, despite giving up a ninth inning homer to Felipe Lopez, earned the save…For those of you that watched the game you witnessed one of the greatest catches you’ll ever see when rightfielder Sam Fuld robbed Juan Pierre of at least a triple and maybe an inside the park grand slam (see below). If you didn’t see it, make sure you find it on the highlight shows. Like Mark Buehrle‘s Opening Day, between-the-legs play last year, Fuld’s grab could very well be voted the outstanding catch of the year even though it happened so early in the season.