Game 2 in the series and Carlos Rodon in the office today.
Adam Eaton opens the Sox hitting with a single.
Tyler Saladino moves Adam over with a bunt. Jose Abreu with a single getting Adam home for a 1 to 0 lead.
Bottom of the 3rd The Twins add 3 for a 3 to 1 Sox lead
Jose on 1 pitch and a single to open the 4th inning,Jose out on the forces with Justin safe. Todd Frazier with a 2 run shot to tie the score at 3 all.
To Open the 5th, Adam with another single. Melky with a single, reaches 2nd on an error gets Adam home for a 4 to 3 lead. The home half the inning and its a tie ball game at 4 all.
Justin walks to open the 6th – Avi with a single, getting home on a Carlos Sanchez double for a 5 to 4 Sox lead.
Omar Narvaez with a walk to tart the 8th inning. Carlos on at 2nd with an Sac E-1, Adam given a free pass to 1st, Tyler with a Sac Fly scoring Omar for a 6 to 4 Sox lead. Jose knocks in a pair (Carlos and Adam coming home) 8 to 4 Sox lead, Justin walks, Todd with a walk,
Look out, nasty Nate has the office keys from Carlos.
Top of the 9th – Omar walks, Carlos with a single, Adam with a double getting Omar home for a 9 to 4 lead, Melky gets Adam and Carlos home for an 11 to 4 lead.
MIchael Ynoa in to lock up the office.
Final Score — Sox 11 and Twins – 4
It is game 2 in the series with the Twins and Miguel Gonzalez has the keys to the office. Adam Eaton is out and Avi Garcia is filling in right today. I saw a tweet that Robin said, “Adam is beaten up and needs a rest” Still missing Todd Frazier and Brett Lawrie in the infield and fingers crossed they will be back soon
Tyler Saladino opens the Sox batting with a single, Melky with a single and just 1 out. Avi, “What were you thinking on those last 2 pitches?”
Holy crap kids, thanks to 2 errors a stolen base and an overthrow and its a 1 to 0 Twins lead. This is not only on J.B but Dioner also (stolen base, E – 2)
With 2 outs in the top of the 4th and Avi belts a double. Justin Morneau with a double of his own for a 1 all ball game
Miguel is looking pretty good, his pitch count is a little high for the bottom of 4th but he is managing well.
Tim Anderson with a single and 2 out in the top of the 5th. Tyler with a single, Melky getting the boys home for a 3 to 1 Sox lead.
Dioner really needs a rest, too many mistakes.
YOU CAN PUT IT ON THE BOARD YES, THANKS Justin for home run 102, it is a 4 to 1 Sox lead. Carlos Sanchez safe and Dioner out on the force, (6th inning)
Timmy with a stolen base to open the 7th, Dioner looks annoyed and frustrated. Miguel got himself in this jam and needs to get himself out of it. the Sox conceded the run for the out and its a 4 to 2 ball game.
The combo of Jennings – Albers fighting for the office keys. Miguel over 100 pitches. 2 runs.
Jose Abreu finally reaches base with a little help from 3rd base, Dioner finally with a single.
Matt Albers got the keys flip from Jennings, both the walks have come back to bite us and its a 5 to 4 ball game, thanks to a massive home run. 7th home run given up by Matt. Saw Matt shaking his head as he was walking off. (Hawk made the comment before the commercial that the schedule has really hurt the boys in the pen, we had a great run, the boys getting rest and working well.)
A 1 out double for Timmy (3 hit game tonight), Tyler WHY did you swing at that, you could have been on 1st base? Melky with a single gets Timmy home for a 5 all ball game
Michael Ynoa has the office keys, he has 2 outs and the pond full. He got the Twins batter to pop out to Tyler.
Top of 10th and Avi takes a strike, then smacks a double to the gap in right center. Dioner with a double of his own, scoring Avi for a 6 to 5 Sox lead.
David Robertson in for the save. Lights out in the office (1 out) door shut, pop out to Timmy(2 outs) ground out to 2nd, Sanchez to Robertson to get the batter at first and this door is locked
This game is ova
Sox in Extra innings 6 to 5
David Robertson with save #25
It’s a weekend series in Minnesota and Justin Morneau’s 1st visit in a Sox uniform.
Jose Quintana in the office today, Todd Frazier scratched from today with flu-like symptoms. Brett Lawrie is on the trip with the boys but missing his energy on the field
2nd pitch of the game and Adam Eaton unloads for a home run. 1 to 0 Sox
Jose first pitch was a strike. Tyler with an E – 5,
Top of 2nd and the crowd is giving him a nice reception. Missed him at D.H with being in a National League Park. Justin with a lead off single.
Top of 5th and J.B shuck you silly bugger for trying that.
Top of 6th and Adam hit by a pitch, Tim Anderson caught stealing and in a run down. Twins tie the score at 1 all.
It was quiet and a seesaw battle until the bottom of the 12th when Dan Jennings starts the inning by hitting the first batter. Almost as bad as a walk. A sac bunt moved the runner, After walking a batter Dan Jennings leaves the office keys with Robin for Tommy Kahnle to pick up. Tommy walked the batter to fill the pond.
OUCH, Tommy walked home the winning run.
Twins 2 and Sox 1
Miguel Gonzalez with the office keys tomorrow
**Top of 2nd – Lawrie on a single to center brings Frazier home to open the scoring 1 to 0.
**Top of 4th – with bases loaded, Jackson smacks a rocket to center getting Lawrie and Garcia home to extend the Sox lead to 3 to 0
**Bottom of 4th – Twins on the board, Sox still lead 3 to 1
**Top of 5th – Lawrie hit by pitch to load the pond
**Top of 9th – Cannon(Abreu) walks, Frazier with an RBI double to bring Cannon home for a 4 to 1 Sox lead.
**Bottom of the 9th – David Robertson comes in to close the game for the Sox.
***Final Score – White Sox – 4 and Twins – 1.
****Game 2 – Carlos Rodon in the office.
**Top of 4th – Rollings with the perfect bunt to get on base and spoil the perfect game.
**Top of 6th – Eaton on with a single, Rollins with a single and Eaton stops at 3rd. Abreu hits into a double play but gets Eaton home for a 1 to 0 lead.
**Top of 7th – Lawrie with a single and Jerry Sands with his first home run in a White Sox uniform, it’s 3 to 0 Sox
**Bottom of 7th – Jake Petricka, Zach Duke and now Nate Jones all sharing office duties.
**Top of 9th – Melky with a lead off double.
**bottom of 9th – David Robertson in to close out the game.
***Final Score – Sox with the win 3 to 0 over the Twins.
****Game 3 – Matt Latos in the office.
**Top of 1st – Eaton opens the game with a double. Melky with a single getting Eaton to 3rd. Abreu’s single gets Eaton home to open the scoring 1 to 0
**Top of 4th – Garcia with a solo shot over the center field wall, 2 to 0 Sox,
**Bottom of 4th – Twins on the board 2 to 1.
**Top of 7th – Garcia with a double, Sac Fly by Saladino to get Garcia home for a 3 to 1 lead
**Bottom of 9th – David Robertson in to close the office.
***It is a Sweep of the Minnesota Twins with the Sox taking the final game by a score of 3 to 1.
Chicago on the way to Tampa Bay for a weekend series
It is game two with the Twinkies and Jose “The Q” Quintana is in the office. Also on staff with him today is Zach Putnam, Zach Duke
Lineup – Johnson, Ramirez(Missile), Cabrera, Abreu, LaRoche(The Beard), Garcia(Avi), Gillaspie(Conor), Flowers(T-Flow), Shuck
Weather : Comfy spring night for baseball
Uniform ; Grey pants and Black Jersey
*Top of 2nd – The Beard with a single, Avi with a double has The Beard held up at 3rd.Gillaspie hit by a pitch fills the pond.
*Top of 3rd – Missile on with an e-6 single
*Top of 5th – T-Flow on with a single, Shuck on first after the double play
*Bottom of 5th – wild pitch gets the Twinkies runner home. 1 – 0
*Top of 6th – Missile safe with a slide into 1st base
*Top of 7th – Avi on with a walk, Conor with a single moving Avi to 2nd. T-Flow safe at first getting Conor at 2nd with the force.
*Bottom of the 8th – Q has given the office keys to Zach Putnam. Infield single and stolen base have a Twinkies runner at second. Robin to the office to get the keys from Zach, to pass them to Zach Duke
*Top of 9th – The Beard(Bonifico is pitch running) is on and Avi is at the plate. Avi is held at 3rd with Conor at 2nd
Game closes with the Twinkies winning 1 – 0
It’s a 1:15 start tomorrow with Hector Noesi in the office and on Sunday 1:15 start also.