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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.


Game 3 with the Rangers

10361518_3509412416527_814849475004887912_nCarlos Rodon is in the office for the final game in the series. Jake Petricka joins Carlos on the pitching staff for the game today. Jake passes the keys to Zach Duke. Daniel Webb and Dan Jennings both join the staff for the night

Lineup: Eaton(Spanky), Cabrera, Abreu, LaRoche, Garcia(Avi), Ramirez(Alexei), Beckham(Bacon), Flowers, Sanchez

*Bottom of 1st – Rangers open the scoring and lead 1 to 0.

*Top of 4th – Avi at 3rd and Alexei at first. Bacon kisses a sac fly to right bringing Avi home for a 1 all ball game.

*Top of 6th – The Beard is on with an infield single(listed an error)

*Top of 7th – The Beard on with a single to left

*Bottom of 7th – Jake Petricka is in the office,Zach Duke takes over in the office

*Top of 8th – The Beard is on with an infield single. another Texas error gets Avi on 1st, moving LaRoche to second.

*Bottom of 8th – Daniel Webb now in the office. Rangers have loaded the bases.

*Top of 9th – Spanky on with a single.

*Bottom of 11 – 22 total base runners left stranded, Texas has 4 errors in this game. Dan Jennings now in the office. With runners at first and second, Choo hits a single to left to score the winning run

*Final score is Texas 2 and Sox 1

Pack your travel bag as we head for home and welcome the Detroit Tigers.

Game 2 in Oakland

Rally Monkey

Rally Monkey

It is game 2 of the 3 game series with the Oakland A’s. The Sox pulled out an amazing win 7 to 6 and the last out to get the runner at home from a throw deep in the outfield from Adam Eaton, anything today will be possible.

John Danks is in the mound office today. Jake Petricka, Dan Jennings and David Robertson all helped out today.

Uniform: Gray away.

Line up: Eaton(Spanky), Cabrera(Melky), Abreu(Cannon), LaRoche(The Beard), Garcia, Gillaspie, Ramirez, Flowers, Sanchez

*Top of 1st – Cannon on with a single up the middle, The Beard with a single but they got the force at second.

*Bottom of 1st – 2 run home run opens the scoring giving the A’s the lead 2 – 0

*Top of 3rd – With Spanky and Melky on base, Avi’s single brings the boys home for a 2 – 2 ball game.

*Top of 5th – Melky on with a single,

*Top of 7th – With Spanky on 3rd thanks to his speed and a throwing error, Melky’s single brings him home for a 3 to 2 lead. Cannon doubled to deep center getting Melky across home plate for a 4 to 2 lead

*Top of 8th – Avi with a single to right, Conor is safe at first with Avi out thanks to the force. Missile on first with an infield single, Conor to second.

*Bottom of 8th – A’s add a run on a Double play. Sox still lead 4 – 3. Jake Petricka now has the office mound keys, Dan Jennings has taken over in the office. David Robertson is in the office

*Top of 9th – Cannon hit by a pitch

David Robertson out the game in the mound office. Final score White Sox 4 and the A’s 3. Jeff Samardzija is in the mound office for the final game of the series.


Weekend with the Reds

Cincinnati+Reds+v+Chicago+White+Sox+BHb7jhRa3OvlThe Cincinnati Reds rolled in to The Cell for a 3 game series to close out this home stand. Friday’s game was postponed due to rain, turning Saturday into a double-header

*Game One – Hector Noesi in the office. Reds 10 and Sox 4

Hector took a line drive off his hip in the second inning and departed, with Scott Carroll taking over, also in the office was Zach Putnam, Dan Jennings and Jake Petricka

It was a quiet game til the top of the 6th when the Reds opened the scoring with a 2 – 0 lead. The added another run in the top of the 7th for a 3 – 0 lead.

The bottom of the inning saw the Sox offense finally get going when Alexei Ramirez smacked his 100th home run to left center. Sox 1 and Red 3.

The top of the 9th saw the reds pile on 7 more runs for a 10 to 1 lead, the bottom of the inning saw Jose Abreu’s solo shot to left add a second run to the Sox total, Adam LaRoche walked and moved to 3rd on a double by Avisail Garcia, Conor Gillaspie with a Sac Fly to right, gets LaRoche home for a 10 to 3 Reds lead, with Garcia at 3rd Ramirez, grounding to the shortstop brings Avi home for the last run the Sox were able to score.

*Game 2 – Carlos Rodon in the office, Sox 8 and Reds 2

Rodon has made me eat my words, to be honest after his first 2 appearances I honestly thought that him starting would be a disaster but in 6 innings with 8 strikeouts and 4 walks he held his nerve and did very well from what my Sisters have shared with me. Jake Petricka, Zach Duke and David Robertson who now has an ERA of 0.00 after this game.

The Sox opened the scoring in the bottom of the 2nd with Avi Garcia already on base, Alexei Ramirez smacks home run #101 for a 2 – 0 Sox lead.

Top of the 3rd the Reds would tie the score at 2 all. ( It would be the Sox from here on out doing all the scoring.)

Bottom of the 4th the Sox would take back the lead when, Ramirez doubles to left and Gordon Beckham with a single to left would bring Ramirez home for a 3 to 2 lead.

Bottom of 6th would see the Sox add two more runs with Solo shots from Avi Garcia and Beckham. Sox 5 and Reds 2.

Bottom of the 7th would see the Sox add the final runs of the day when, Eaton walked and went to second on a balk by the Reds Pitcher, Melky Cabrera’s single to center would see the speedy Eaton cross the plate, Melky moves to second on an Abreu line drive to right, LaRoche with another single gets Melky home and holds Abreu at 3rd. LaRoche scores the 8th and final run of the day on a Gordon Beckham Sac Fly

*Game Three – John Danks in the office. Reds 3 and Sox 4

John Danks would finally have a confidence building outing that he was much needing. in 7 innings he struck out 4 and walked 3. Danks had help in the office from, Zach Duke and David Robertson.

Bottom of the 2nd would see the Sox open the scoring when, Tyler Flowers doubles and J.B Shuck walked when, Emilio Bonifacio would tap a soft line drive to right bringing Flowers home and Shuck to 3rd for a 1 – 0 Sox lead. Cincy would tie the score in the top of the 4th inning

Bottom of the 7th and 8th would see the Sox add 2 more runs for a 3 to 1 Sox lead. Cincy would tie things up at the top of the 9th, forcing the Sox to bat in the bottom of the inning to win the game or send it to extra inning.

Bottom of the 9th – Abreu and LaRoche would both get out, leaving the classic 2 out run rally to get started, and it did when, Garcia and Ramirez both singled, with Avi held up at 2nd base. with Beckham at the plate, a wild pitch would move the winning run of Garcia to 3rd and Ramirez to 2nd. Beckham smacked a line drive to right bring Garcia home for the winning run and taking the series 2 takes to 1.

It is a quick trip for a 3 game series with the Brewers in Wisconsin before a day off and packing the bags for a trip out west to see the Oakland A’s






Friday News

10857267_10153712083578298_67402776421175592_oIt was a 4 to 1 loss today for the Sox, still wearing the 1983 winning ugly uniforms. I look at it this way, we did score and there were no errors.

Joining Jose Quintana in the mound office today also Jake Petricka, Dan Jennings and Zach Putnam.

Playing today: Adam Eaton, Melky Cabrera, Jose Abreu, Avisail Garcia, Adam LaRoche, Alexei Ramirez, Gordon Beckham, Tyler Flowers, Micah Johnson.

Detroit put the first score on the board the top of the first, with the Sox tying up the game in the bottom of the 4th. The Kitty’s added 1 in the top of the 5th and 2 more in the top of the 8th for the 4 to 1 win.


Jeff Samardzjia is currently serving his suspension and Chris Sale starts his today.(Chicago time)

Matt Albers will be out longer as he needed surgery on his broken finger.

Robert Brantly is out with a left thumb fracture. Rob went on the list, March 27th.

Nate Jones is continuing his recovery and the recent news is on May 8th he was expected to throw a side session

The Cincinnati Reds arrive for a series starting on Friday with Hector Noesi listed as a probable starter for game 1, Carlos Rodon will make his major league at starting pitcher on May 9 in-game 2, Mothers Day will see John Danks with the keys to the mound office.

Monday May 11 is out first visit of the season with the Brewers and Jeff Samardzija will be off suspension and back in the mound office.

It’s a Sale on K’s tonight

The cold weather of The Cell welcomes the Kansas City Royals for a 4 game series.

Pitching Staff: Chris Sale, Zach Duke, David Robertson, Zach Putnam, Dan Jennings, Jake Petricka

Lineup: (Spanky)Eaton, Cabrera, Abreu(Cannon),La Roche(The Beard), Garcia, Gillaspie, Ramirez, Flowers, Johnson, Beckham, Bonifacio

Weather: Cold but blue sky

Uniform: Black jerseys with white pinstripe pants

*Top of the first – KC rattled Sale and put a 2 spot on the board, KC – 2 and Sox – 0

*Bottom of the 3rd – Hell of a run by Johnson, KC missed tagging the bag and he was safe. Spanky walked moving Johnson to second. Can o corn to close the inning.

*Bottom of the 4th – Cannon hit by a pitch, The Beard with a single, Avi with a single, they get the force at second. Gillaspie safe at first, Cannon got in a pickle but managed to keep it going long enough to get Avi to 3rd, Missile with a single to right gets Avi home for a 2 – 1 KC lead.

*Bottom of the 5th – Melky on 2nd with a double, Cannon doubles and this game is tied at 2 apiece.

*Bottom of the 7th – Bench clearing brawl. Zach Duke in the office getting the keys from Sale. Chris Sale and Jeff Samardzija along with 3 KC players ejected from the game.

*Bottom of the 8th – Melky on with a walk, Cannon with a single moving Melky to 2nd. The Beard is safe at first, getting the force at second.

*Top of the 9th – David Robertson in the office.

*Bottom of the 9th – with the Sox not able to score we are on the way to the 10th inning

*Top of the 10th – Zach Putnam received the mound keys from Robertson

*Bottom of 10th – Spanky on 2nd thanks to a wide throw. Cannon gifted a free pass to first base. The Beard was able to move the boys to 2nd and 3rd.

*Top of 11th – Dan Jennings takes over from Putnam. KC runner at second with a double. KC batter given a free pass to first. (Jake Petricka working in the pen)

*Bottom of the 11th – Gordon Beckham on with a free pass to 1st, who was thrown out trying to steal second.

*Top of 12th – Jake Petricka now in the office.

*Bottom of 12th – Bonifacio to pitch hit.

*Top of 13th – speedster for KC crosses home for a 3 to 2 lead.

*Bottom of 13th – Avi with a single, but was left stranded.

Final score – KC – 3 and Sox – 2

It was one hell of a game. Go to bed and get warm. I wont be with you for tomorrow’s game as it is ANZAC Day here in Australia. The Aussie’s version of Memorial Day.

In the office for game 2 in the series is John Danks






Indians became Shark Bait

10846017_10153471226798298_3762506296448831856_n  The final game in the series saw the Shark Cage open as Jeff Samardzjia took to the mound. He had help today from Dan Jennings, Zach Duke and Jake Petricka to shut out the Indians by a score of 6 – 0.

Weather today was cold but clear

Uniforms today were the white pin stripe pants with the black jerseys. Long sleeve t-shirts and anything else to keep warm.

*Bottom of the 1st – Abreu homers to right to open the scoring 1 – 0

*Bottom of the 3rd – Eaton opens the inning with a double, Cabrera line drives to left moving Eaton to 3rd. Abreu grounds into a double play but brings Eaton is able to score for a Sox 2 – 0 lead.

*Bottom of the 6th – LaRoche opens with a single to right, Garcia hits into a force at second, Gillaspie doubles to right with Garcia being held up at 3rd.(Gillaspie is replaces by Gordon Beckham) With Ramirez at the plate a wild pitch brings Garcia home and moved Beckham to 3rd. The Sox extend their lead to 3 – 0.

*Bottom of the 7th – Johnson opens the inning with a single to left, With Eaton at the plate, a wild pitch will move Johnson to 2nd. Eaton’s single to left gets Johnson to 3rd, Cabrera’s single to left gets Johnson home and Eaton to second. Abreu’s double to left sees Eaton and Cabrera cross the plate for a 6 – 0 lead at the close of the inning.

Thanks to great pitching from the bull pen and the offensive hold its nerve the Sox were able to give Samardzija his first shut out victory.

The Indians have packed up to head out, to make room for the Kansas City Royals for a 4 game series, Chris Sale and the “K Zone” will open the series on Thursday with, Jose “The Q” Quintana set for game two in the office. Saturday has John Danks in the office with, Game 4 still to be decided.


Here Come the Indians

*Game one in the series

Line up – Spanky Eaton, Cabrera, Abreu, LaRoche, Garcia, Gillaspie, Ramirez, Soto, Johnson. Tyler Flowers (T-Flow), Gordon Beckham

Pitching – John Danks, Dan Jennings, Zack Putnam, David Robertson

Uniform – White pinstripe

Weather – Windy, cold


*top of the 1st – Indians take the lead on a home run. 1 – 0

*top of the 3rd – Indians score another run taking the lead 2 – 0.

*top of the 5th inning – another home run by the Indians extend their lead to 3 – 0

*Top of the 7th inning – Danks hands the office keys to Dan Jennings.

*The bottom of the 9th inning – Avisail Garcia started things with a double to right, Conor Gillaspie walked, on a wild pitch with Alexei Ramirez at the plate, Gillaspie moved to second. Ramirez smacks a double getting Garcia, and Gillaspie both home, Tyler Flowers smacks a sharp single to left, with Ramirez speed sees him held at 3rd. Gordon Beckham’s single to left, brings Ramirez home to tie the score at 3 a piece. A Spanky Eaton, single gets Flowers to 3rd and Beckham to second. A Cabrera line drive to center, brings T-Flow home for the winning run

Final Score, Sox – 4 and Indians – 3