Let the War Begin

JB 3 - CopyIt is that time of year when The Cell gets invaded by Cubs fans for the Crosstown classic. With no Chris Sale, til Wednesday Miguel Gonzalez has the office keys today. Wonder if any added nerves for him? Only time will tell.

Games 1 and 2 here at The Cell, Games 3 and 4 at the Cubs home.

Miguel’s first pitch a strike

Hell yea, Melky just ROBBED Bryant of a home run!

Another great play at home to keep the Cubs scoreless.

Cancel the post game, Tyler Saladino with a 1 out double top open out hitting in the bottom of the 3rd. Adam Eaton with a single to get Tyler home for a 1 to 0 Sox lead.

Todd with an E -5 saved a second base but could not get the out. Got 1 on the double play but the review was overturned and safe at 1st. Robin out asking a couple of questions. Interference on the slide?

Bottom of 4th and Justin Morneau with a single to left, (Justin is looking better)

Hawk and Steve talking about Chris, fined and suspended. Hawk said I would NOT trade him for what happened BUT it would have to be ONE HELL of a deal (grand slam status) .

Miguel gets out of that jam leaving 2 on the pond for the Cubs

Bottom of 6th and Melky with a walk, Jose Abreu with a looper single, YOU CAN PUT IT ON THE BOARD YES thanks TODD it’s 4 to 0 SOX LEAD

** Carlos Rodon had a rehab assignment tonight, numbers were OK. As long as he was feeling good and no wrist issues that is the main concern

Top of 7th and it’s a 4 to 2 ball game. Miguel on 98 pitches. Miguel departs with a 6 and 2/3 outing and the lead. 8 Strikes out and 2 walks allowed. He threw 104 pitches with 66 of those strikes. Miguel flipped the office keys to Zack Duke.

Top of 8th and Zack Duke leaves the office keys with Robin for Matt Albers. Zack gave up a leadoff walk. Matt gets himself out of that jam leaving 2 on the pond after walking the first batter. Still a 4 to 2 Sox lead.

Home half of the 8th sees Melky with a double and 1 out. Jose with a walk. Matt Albers heading back to the office for the top of the 9th

With no outs its 4 to 3 in the top of the 9th, Melky with a pinpoint throw to get Bryant at second for the first out, Dan Jennings on his way to the office to try and shut and lock the door (outs 2 and 3) A looping single ties the game which means we will have to bat to win this game. Dan eventually gets the needed outs but now it’s the bottom of the 9th to win.

J.B Shuck on with a single and Dioner Navarro with a good bunt to move J.B to 2nd. Tyler with a well placed ball in the hole for a double, scoring J.B and winning the game.

**FINAL SCORE – White Sox – 5 and Cubs – 4

James Shields in the office tomorrow facing Kyle Hendricks




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