Closing out the Detroit Series

th_chicago_white_soxMorning Kids,

It is the final game in the series with the Detroit Tigers. It has been a disaster of a return series after the All-Star break. No clue as to what is the cause of what is going on with the breakdown of issues. Jake Peavy and Paul Konerko are back from the Disabled list and Jesse Crain could return any day.

July 31 is the close of the trade period and it can not come quick enough for a lot of us. The uncertainty of everything is really getting to a lot of us and the concern that our favorite player will be gone. I know that it is early and things could turn around. There have been a few positives in this series with Detroit, we have held them to single number wins and we have been able to not have a shut out. Some of the defense has been great and there have been sparks of great hitting. I just hope the boys can find their way back.

Anyway, Jake Peavy is on the mound today to close things out.

Grab a coffee and see you in the first inning.

***First Inning

*2 – 0 (Sox Lead)

Detroit –(pop out to second)(fly out to center)(struck out)

Sox – De Aza(fly out to right), Ramirez(single to left)(stolen base), Rios(fly out to third), Dunn(walk), Konerko(single to center,Ramirez scored,Dunn to second), Keppinger(single to right,Konerko out at home)

***Second Inning

*0 – 0

Detroit –(ground out to third)(struck out)(ground out to third)

Sox  – Gillespie(Double), Viciedo(pop out to deep center,Gillaspie advances), Flowers(struck out), De Aza(struck out),

***Third Inning

*2 – 0 (Sox Lead)

Detroit – (struck out)(walk)(double play)

Sox – Ramirez(ground out to short), Rios(single to right), Dunn(safe on first,due to error,Rios safe at second) Konerko(hit in to double play),

***Fourth Inning

*6- 2 (Sox Lead)

Detroit –(single to left)(HOME RUN,runner scores)(struck out)(fly out to right)

Sox – Keppinger(ground out to short), Gillaspie(walk),Viciedo(Single,Gillaspie to second) Flowers(double,Gillaspie scores,Viciedo to second), De Aza(struck out), Ramirez(double,Viciedo and Flowers score) Rios(single,Ramirez scores) Dunn(fly out to left)

***Fifth Inning

*6 – 2 (Sox Lead)

Detroit –(fly out to center)(walk)(Pop out to third)(fly out to center)

Sox – Konerko(fly out to left), Keppinger(ground out to short), Gillaspie(pop out to left),

***Sixth Inning

*7 – 2 (Sox Lead)

Detroit – (ground out to third)(struck out)(struck out)

Sox -Viciedo(flied out to right), Flowers(HOME RUN), De Aza(struck out), Ramirez(ground out to short)

***Seventh Inning

*7 – 3 (Sox Lead)

Detroit –(fly out to right)(HOME RUN)(fly out to right)(struck out)

Sox – Rios(fly out to right), Dunn(walk,picked off), Konerko(ground out to third),

***Eighth Inning

*7 – 4 (Sox Lead)

Jake Peavy hand the mound pass to Matt Lindstrom

Error charged to Adam Dunn

Detroit –(HOME RUN)(out at first)(safe at first due to error)(ground to short,)(line out to left)

Sox – Keppinger(ground out to first), Gillaspie(ground out to second), Viciedo(double)(Casper Wells in to run), Flowers(ground out to third),

***Ninth Inning

Matt Lindstrom hands off to Addison Reed to close the office

*7 – 4 (Sox Lead)

Detroit –(pop out to short)(struck out)(single)(walk)(struck out)

That is the game with the White Sox taking the final game of the series by a score of Sox 7 and Detroit 4. It was a really good outing for Jake Peavy. No matter what happens now I am so glad I got up to see him on what could be his last outing in a Sox uniform.

The girls and I were talking during the game and I think we have come to the senses to just enjoy the rest of the season. We are not as bad as we think, and it is a rebuilding time for us. As much as we want our favorites to stay, it may be that this is how it is. We know that next season could be our best and to be honest I can’t wait.

The Kansas City Royals are the last team to visit in this home stand before its time to pack and head out on the road, to Cleveland and Detroit to close out the month

See you on the field


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