1 Special Game and 1 Beating the Rain

saleThe Sox have been in one place I have always wanted to go. St.Louis to Bush Stadium, for a 2 game series with the Cardinals. The Cardinals are the best team with the best record in baseball now and I truly wondered if we would survive.

*Game One – Sox 2 and Cardinals 1

It turned out to be the Chris Sale show, Let me explain this one. First, it was Chris’s 8th appearance in a row with 10 or more strike outs. It puts Chris second on the all time list. If he keeps pitching the way he is, I am secretly hoping that the can break the record. OK, second hit, being in a National League park the pitchers have to bat, Chris got his first official hit. I was glad to see that they pulled the ball for him to keep. Jose Abreu was up to bat and thanks to a wonky bounce off 2nd and went into center field. Chris was waved home. Thanks to a Tyler Flowers home run we took this game out.

*Game 2 —  Sox 7 and Cardinals 1

It was a real team effort today, Mother Nature kept throwing everything she had at this game but the boys would win and would do it big.

1st inning – Cardinals on the board 1 – 0

5th inning – Adam Eaton single would bring Flowers home for a 1 all game.

6th inning – Melky Cabrera would homer to right center for a 2 to 1 ball game and the Sox would not be denied from here on out.

9th inning – The fireworks would start with Flowers belting  a homer to left center with Alexei Ramirez on the pond for a 4 to 1 lead, with the pond full, Abreu’s single to left brought Sanchez home LaRoche to 3rd and Eaton to 2nd. Melky would ground out but it allowed LaRoche to come home for a 6 to 1 Sox lead, the final score of the game, Eaton coming home on an error by the 3rd baseman for a 7 to 1 lead. Scott Carroll held his nerve in the bottom of the 9th to get Jose Quintana the win.

The Sox are off to Baltimore for a series.

*Injury Note – Dan Jennings has returned to the team from the Injury list.

 

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