Suddenly, the underachieving White Sox offense is showing some resilience and the ability to come from behind–as we all know, a must for any team with championship aspirations.
Wednesday in Denver they scored a run in the ninth to escape with a 3-2 triumph. Thursday, they rebounded from being down 4-1 to beat the Rockies, 6-4, and today at Wrigley against the Cubs, they turned a 4-2 deficit to another satisfying 6-4 victory with a four-run seventh inning.
Juan Pierre provided game-winning heroics for the second day in a row with a two-run triple that plated the fifth and six runs in the seventh. It followed Alexei Ramirez‘s two-run shot that tied the score at four.
For the first time this season, Sergio Santos appeared for a third day in a row after stellar relief stints by Brian Bruney in the seventh and Jesse Crain in the eighth. The result? Santos’s third save in as many chances and No. 18 on the year. It can’t be emphasized enough what a godsend Santos has been, especially after Matt Thornton‘s early season meltdown. He’s performed at an All-Star level in only his third season as a pitcher. Pretty amazing.
A victory tomorrow on the South Side and the Pale Hose are at .500.