Day 2 War in Chicago
After heart stopping failure of a walk off win, it is day 2 in the classic at The Cell with James Shield in the office. He is going to need his very best today to survive this one. Huge congrats to Miguel Gonzalez for this work yesterday,he was amazing and held his nerve.
Games 2 and 3 are on ESPN
James is annoyed at himself for that walk.
Adam Eaton opens the Sox innings with a walk, Tim Anderson with a cheeky single, Jose Abreu with a single, Adam home for a 1 to 0 Sox lead. Justin Morneau walking back after the strike out annoyed with himself. Todd Frazier with a walk to load the pond. Darn you J.B Shuck.
top of 2nd and Dioner Navarro charged with interference (E – 2), mistake loads the pond. thanks to Dioner James is out of that jam. You could see James frustrations.
Melky with a soft single in the bottom of the 3rd. Jose with a single of his own, Jose out on the force at 2nd, Challenge at 1st, is Justin actually safe? Play overturned with Justin out.
Did you blink or go on a food run, that was a 5 pitch inning if you missed it? That was 9 pitching this time.
Adam goes “YARD” on the bottom of the 5th for a 2 to 0 Sox lead. After going yard, Spanky steals a double base-ball for the out on Bryant. To this point James has retired 9 cubs on 20 pitches. Thanks Todd for getting James out of that jam.
Bottom of 6th and thanks to a dropped catch, Todd is safe at first. Challenge – Is Todd safe on a steal? Call in favor of Todd. J.B is really making the Cubs relief work for this. J.B wins and heads to first, Dioner loads the pond (Todd at 3rd, J.B at 2nd) Tyler walked, Todd home for a 3 to 0 lead. (Tyler at 1st, Dioner at 2nd and J.B at 3rd) Close of inning its Sox – 3 and Cubs – 0
J.B should of called off Timmy and took that catch.(base hit) A double play ball took care of the mistake.
Top of 8th and James is still in the office, better communication on that pop off that Timmy just caught. Zack Duke and Nate Jones up and working in the pen. Congrats James your best performance yet. James flipped the office keys to Nate Jones.
Nate has left the office keys for David Robertson to lock up. Lights out (1 out) , Door shut (2 outs) Robbie just locked the door to the office (3rd out)
Chicago White Sox 3 and the Cubs – 0
We move to Wrigley Field for games 3 and 4.
Anthony Ranaudo will have the office keys in his first start with the White Sox.
Games 3 and 4 at Wrigley Field.