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Bring Milk, Last Snack On Twinkies

chicago-white-sox-graphics-and-comments-funnyMorning Kids,

Its game 4 in the series with the Minnesota Twins and Hector Santiago in the office to close out the series.

Grab some bench and coffee and see you for the first pitch

***First Inning

*1- 0 (Sox Lead)

Sox – De Aza(ground to first), Beckham(hit by pitch)(balk,move to second) Ramirez(single,Beckham scores) Dunn(He Gone), Konerko(ground to third,force at second),

Twins – (single to right)(single to left)(He Gone)(ground to short)(Can o Corn)

***Second Inning

*1 – 1 

Sox – Garcia(line out to pitcher), Keppinger(duck snort to right), Viciedo(ground to pitcher), Phegley(ground to short),

Twins – (double,safe at third due to error)(ground to short,run scores)(ground to pitcher)(ground to third)

***Third Inning

*3 – 2 (Sox Lead)

Sox –  De Aza(hit by pitch), Beckham (ground to third), Ramirez(double,De Aza scores) Dunn(ground to first), Konerko(hit by pitch), Garcia (double,Konerko to third,Ramirez scores) Keppinger(fly out to center),

Twins – (double)(fly out to left)(double,runner scores)(pop out to third)(infield single)(wild pitch,runner out at home)

***Fourth Inning

*3 – 2  (Sox Lead)

Sox –  Viciedo (Hang woof’em to third), Phegley(double), De Aza(ground to second), Beckham(He Gone),

Twins – (fly out to right)(single to left)(ground to third)(pop out to first)

***Fifth Inning

*5 – 2 (Sox Lead)

Sox –  Ramirez(HOME RUN), Dunn (He Gone), Konerko(ground to third), Garcia(double), Keppinger(Garcia scores, caught in rundown),

Twins – (ground to short)(walk)(single to center)(single)(foul out to first)(pop out to third)

***Sixth inning

*5 – 2 (Sox Lead)

Sox – Viciedo(ground to pitcher), Phegley(fly out to right), De Aza(He Gone),

Twins – (double)(can o corn)(ground to short)

***Seventh Inning

*5 – 2 (Sox Lead)

Hector Santiago has given the keys to Matt Lindstrom

Sox – Beckham,(ground to third) Ramirez(fly out to center), Dunn(He Gone),

Twins – (single)(He Gone)(He gone)(Fielders choice,force at second)

***Eighth Inning

*5 – 2

Sox –  Konerko(walk), Garcia(walk), Keppinger(Rack’em Up), Viciedo(ground to first),

Twins – (single to right)(wild pitch,safe at second)(He Gone)(He Gone)(Fly out to left)

***Ninth Inning

*5 – 2 (Sox Lead)

Matt Lindstrom has turned out the lights, just handing the keys to Addison Reed to lock up

Sox –  Phegley(fly out to center), De Aza(ground to second), Beckham(He Gone),

My feed gave out, but Addison was able to hold the Twinkies to a scoreless bottom of the 9th and locked up the office on the series. The final score was Twins – 2 and the White Sox – 5.

We were able to take 3 out of the four games in the series.

Pack your travel bag as we are heading to Kansas City for a day off before opening the office on a 3 game series before heading home to welcome AJ, Alex and the Texas Rangers to The Cell for a 3 game series.

Enjoy the day off and see you on the field in Kansas City

Cricket

 

Game Two with the Twins

viciedo   Morning Kids,

It’s game two with the Twins today and Chris Sale is opening the mound office today.

Grab a cuppa and see you soon.

***First Inning

*1 – 0 (Sox Lead)

Sox – De Aza(HOME RUN), Ramirez(struck out)), Rios(lined out to center), Dunn(popped out to second),

Twins – (walk)(struck out)(double,runners at second and third)(struck out)(struck out)

***Second Inning

*3 – 1 (Twins Lead)

Sox –  Konerko(struck out), Gillaspie(fly out to left), Viciedo(single to right), Beckham(ground out to short),

Twins – (struck out)(single)(walk)(grounded out to first,runners at second and third)(HOME RUN,two runs score)(ground out to first)

***Third Inning

*4 – 1 (twins lead)

Sox – Flowers(fly out to center), De Aza(struck out), Ramirez(ground out to third),

Twins – (ground out to second)(single to right)(single to right,runner to third)(single,runners to first and third)(runner scores)(ground out to second)(struck out)

***Fourth Inning

*4 – 1 (twins lead)

Sox –  Rios(flied out to right), Dunn(ground out to first), Konerko(ground out to short),

Twins – (ground out to short)(ground out to third)(infield single to first)(infield single,runner to second,runner to third)(intentional walk,fly out to right)

***Fifth Inning

*4 – 1  (twins lead)

Sox – Gillaspie(struck out), Viciedo(ground out to short), Beckham(double), Flowers(struck out),

Twins – (ground out to short)(hit by pitch)(wild pitch,runner to second)(fly out to center,runner to third)(line out to right)

***Sixth Inning

Chris Sale gives the mound pass to Duante Heath

*7 – 1 (twins lead)

Sox – De Aza(ground out to catcher), Ramirez(fly out to right), Rios(ground out to short),

Twins – (walk)(ground into fielders choice, out at second)(runner advances due to wild pitch)(walk)(single to left,runner score,runner thrown out at third)(HOME RUN, runner scored)(struck out)

***Seventh Inning

Pitching Change for Twins

*7 – 4 (twins lead)

Sox – Dunn(struck out), Konerko(popped out to second), Gillaspie(double), Viciedo(single,runner scores) Beckham(struck out)

Twins –  (walk)(hit into double play)(infield single,error to Beckham)(walk)(fielders choice, out at second)

***Eighth Inning

Pitching Change for Twins

Duante Heath passes the mound duties to Ramon Troncoso

*7 – 4 (twins lead)

Sox – Flowers(single to left), De Aza (flied out to left), Ramirez(double,flowers to third), Casper Wells,(ground out to pitcher) Dunn(single,two runs score) Konerko(single,Dunn to second) Gillaspie(popped out to third)

Twins – (walk)(fouled out to first)(fly out to left)(fly out to right)

***Ninth Inning

*7 – 4 (Twins lead)

Sox – Viciedo(fly out to deep right), Beckham(struck out), Flowers(struck out)

That is the game. The Sox tried to fight back but just could not make it losing by a score of Twins 7 and the Sox 4. Pitching was just not there tonight. The bats got going but when the Sox had runners on just could not get the boys home.

John Danks in on the mound tomorrow for a 12:10 start in Minnesota.

See you on the field

Cricket

 

Visiting the Atlanta Braves and the Minnesota Twins

minnesota_twins_logo-9493Evening Kids,

It’s an interleague game with the Atlanta Braves and the Minnesota Twins. I got this game in Australia during this week. I will keep it pretty simple but giving you my view of little things I pick up on and what to watch for during the season before the All Star break.

Tonight we are at Turner Field in Atlanta

Atlanta Braves send Julio Teheran to the mound, with the Twins sending Kevin Correia into the pitching battle for the evening

***First Inning

*0 – 0

Twins – (short to first)(second to first)(e3,runner safe)(hit into force)

Braves – (third to first)(single to right)(single)(runner to third)(single, runner from third scores)(fly out to right, runner moves from second to third)(HOME RUN) (single to right)(fly to deep center)

***Second Inning

*4 – 0 (Braves Lead)

Twins – (line drive to second)(struck out)(pitcher to first)

Braves – (single)(hit into double play)(fly out to center)

***Third Inning

*4 – 0 (Braves Lead)

Twins – (single to shallow center)(sac bunt, moves runner to second)(struck out)(fly out to deep left)

Braves – (single to center)(second to first, runner to second)(out at first)(fly out to center)

****Fourth Inning

*4 – 0 (Braves Lead)

Twins – (single)(struck out)(walk,runner to second)(fly out to deep center, runner from second to third)(third to first)

Braves – (double)(walk)(sac bunt,runners at second and third)(sac fly, runner at third safe at home)(short to first)

***Fifth Inning

*5 – 0 (Braves Lead)

Twins – (pop out to shallow right)(line drive to third)(third to first)

Braves – (fly out to center)(pitcher to first)(fly out to shallow right)

***Sixth Inning

*5 – 0 (Braves Lead)

Twins – (first to pitcher)(second to first)(hit by pitch)(third to second)

Braves – (walk)(pop out shallow center)(fly out to right)

***Seventh Inning

Minnesota Pitching Change – Caleb Thielbar now on the mound

*5 – 0 (Braves Lead)

Twins – (struck out)(first)(fly out to center)

Braves – (single to left)(second to short for the force,runner at first)(fly out to deep center,runner advances)(struck out)

***Eighth Inning

*5 – 0 (Braves Lead)

Twins – (fly out to center)(line out to left)(second to first)(

Braves – (struck out)(pop out to pitcher)(struck out)

***Ninth Inning

Pitching Change for the Braves – Luis Avilan is now on the mound,passes off to Cory Gearrin

*5 – 1 (Braves Lead)

Twins – (fly out to left)(HOME RUN)(single)(line drive to left,runner to second)(fly out to right)(fly out to left)

That is the game. To be honest I am happy not to be playing Atlanta with their solid hitting and pitching. They were able to produce offence from the beginning of the game. The Twins on the other hand seem to be having a real struggle, we just finished a series with them but they just seem that things are falling apart now. The twins just can’t seem to find that grove for things to fall into place all at once to start winning games.

Thanks for sharing the time with me

Cricket

 

Game TWO with the Twins

Jake   Morning Kids……

Its game two of the series in Minnesota with the Twins. Jake Peavy is on the mound tonight for the White Sox and, the line up is a bit different from yesterdays crew which  you will see as the game opens.

See you at the top of the first

*0 – 0

***First Inning Sox – Alejandro De Aza (grounded out to first), Alexei Ramirez(infield single to short), Alex Rios(grounded into double play),

Twins – (ground out to third)(single to center)(grounded into double play)

*0 – 0

***Second Inning – Adam Dunn(home run to center), Dayan Viciedo(home run to left), Conor Gillaspie(single to center), Jeff Keppinger(hit into double play), DeWayne Wise(lined out to first),

Twins – (fly out to left)(fly out to center)(popped out to short)

*2 – 0 (SOX LEAD)

***Third Inning

Sox – Tyler Flowers(struck out), De Aza(flied out to center), Ramirez(flied out to center),

Twins – (grounded out to first)(grounded out to first)(struck out)

*2 – 0 (Sox LEAD)

***Fourth Inning

Sox –  Rios(single to left), Dunn(struck out), Viciedo(hit into double play),

Twins –(struck out) (pitcher to first)(struck out)

*2 – 0 (Sox Lead)

***Fifth Inning – Gillaspie(grounded out to second), Keppinger(grounded out to short),Wise(lined out to right)

Twins – (double to center)(lined out to left)(struck out swinging)(single, runner scores)(fouled out to third)

*2 – 1 (Sox Lead)

***Sixth Inning – Flowers (single), De Aza(single,flowers to second), Ramirez(hit into double play, flowers to third), Rios(short to first),

Twins – (line to short)(single)(struck out)(caught stealing second)

*2 – 1 (Sox Lead)

***Seventh Inning

Sox – Dunn (right to first), Viciedo(Walk)(force out at second), Gillaspie(single), Keppinger(fly out to left),

Twins – (double)(fly out to deep left)(struck out)(single,runner scores)(short to first)

*2 – 2 ( Tie Score)

***Eighth Inning – JESSE CRAIN NOW PITCHING

Sox –  Wise(double), Flowers(double, wise scores), De Aza(bunt one to four)(moves flowers to third), Ramirez(RBI,flowers scores)(steals second), Rios(intentional walk)(runners at one and two), Dunn(struck out), Viciedo(pitcher to first),

Twins – (line out to second)(out at first)(struck out)

*4 – 2 (Sox Lead)

***Ninth Inning

Sox –  Gillaspie(single), Keppinger(struck out), Wise(single,Gillespie to second) Flowers(line out to second), De Aza(fly out left)

Addison Reed Now Pitching

Twins – (fly out to left center)((struck out)(single)(fly out to center)

Put that one in the book. Sox WIN by a score of FOUR to TWO. Jake Peavy get the win and Addison Reed the save.

Its Dylan Axelrod on the mound for the Sox tomorrow. It’s a really early game and since I am still in recuperating mode, I will be looking up and giving you game highlights when I wake up later in the morning. It’s a 2:40am start here in Australia.

Have a super rest of the day for the Aussie and get some sleep those of you in the USA who stayed up for this win.

See you for game three tomorrow

Cricket

Game One at Target Field

HectorMorning Kids.

Game one in a three game series with the Minnesota Twins. Before the opening of this series the Twins are sitting at number four on the ladder, two and a half games out of first place, with the Sox sitting at five games out so any win would help us out heaps.

Hector Santiago has the mound pass today (ERA – 1.42)

See you at the top of the first inning….

***First Inning 

*2 – 0 (De Aza scores)(Ramirez scores)

Sox – Alejandro De Aza (single), Alexei Ramirez (single, De Aza to second), Alex Rios (double, De Aza scores), Dayan Viciedo (deep fly to center, ramirez scores), Adam Dunn(struck out), Jeff Keppinger(third to first),

Twins – (fly out to right)(single)(pop out to short)(single,runner to second)

*2 – 0 (Sox Lead)

***Second Inning

Sox – Casper Wells(third to first)Tyler Flowers(single)Tyler Greene(hit into double play)

Twins –(strike out)(strike out)(fly to short right)

*2 – 0 (Sox Lead)

***Third Inning

Sox –  De Aza(struck out), Ramirez(line out to third), Rios(short to first),

Twins – (double)(single,runner to third)(stolen base, runners at 2 and 3)(walk, bases loaded)(fly to right,runners hold)(runner reaches on error, ONE run scores)(mental mistake by de aza, runner scores)(double, two runs score)(pitcher to first)

*4 – 2 (Twins Lead)

***Fourth Inning

Sox – Viciedo(struck out), Dunn(pop out to left), Keppinger(second to first),

 

Twins – (home run)(third to first)(pop out to short)(strike out)

*5 – 2 (Twins Lead)

***Fifth Inning

Sox – Wells(fly out to right center), Flowers(short to first), Greene(struck out),

Angels – (short to first)(catcher to first)(single)(second to first)

*5 – 2 (Twins Lead)

***Sixth Inning

Sox – De Aza(single), Ramirez(double,de aza to third), Rios(sac fly single)(de aza scores, ramirez to third), Viciedo(struck out), Dunn (flied out to deep center),

Twins – (stuck out)(home run)(fouled out to first)(struck out)

*6 – 3 (Twins lead)(de aza scores)

***Seventh Inning

Sox –  Keppinger(struck out),Wells(fly out to center), Flowers(single to center)(goes to second on wild pitch), Greene(struck out),

Twins – Brian Omogrosso now on the mound for the Sox (walk)(strikeout)(double,runners at 2 and 3)(force out first)(fly out to right)

*6 – 3 (Twins Lead)

***Eighth Inning

Sox –  De Aza(single), Ramirez(single, de aza to 2nd)), Ríos(struck out), Viciedo(pop out to short center), Dunn(walk)(bases loaded), Keppinger(Conor Gillaspie pitch hitting)(force at first),

Twins – Deunte Heath now on the mound for the Sox (double)(walk)(infield hit)(double play, home plate to first)(intentional walk)(walk)(double)(fly to center)

*10 – 3 (Twins Lead)

***Ninth Inning

Sox –  Wells(single), Flowers(struck out), Greene(pitcher to first, Wells to second),De Aza(second to first)

 

Final Score – Twins 10 and Sox 3. To call this one a disaster is an understatement. Lets hope that game two can be better. Get some rest kids and see you at the ballpark

Cricket

Closing the Road Trip in Canada

28168_584184834934014_323282742_nG’day kids

Final day of this first 10 game road trip. It’s not been a great start to the season but we had a good win yesterday. It was the first shutout since june of 2007. You will see there are a few changes in the lineup for game four of this series with the Blue Jays. Chris Sale has the start on the mound today,his ERA has blown out to 5.21. Ok, after looking at the standings we are 2 and 1/2 games out of first, with the Tigers on a 4 game winning streak we need everything to fall our way to keep close, just ahead of the Twins(.462) on percentage, the boys sitting on .467.

OK, grab a coffee and cross fingers that I can get a video feed today and let’s go to the top of the first.

First Inning – DeWayne Wise, Jeff Keppinger, Alex Rios (.300, 2 home runs, 3 RBI)

*1(jays score) – 0 (jays stolen bases)          (DETROIT LOST) can make up some ground

Second Inning – Paul Konerko, Adam DunnDayan Viciedo,

*1 – 0

Third Inning –  Alex RamirezConor GillaspieTyler Flowers

*1 – 0 jays lead

Fourth Inning –  Wise,Keppinger, Rios (single), Konerko (walk) , Dunn,

*1 – 0 (jays better hit by pitch)

Fifth Inning – Viciedo (single), Ramirez,Gillaspie

*3 – 0 (two white sox errors) (pitching coach to mound) 

Sixth Inning – Flowers, Wise,Keppinger,

*3 – 0

Seventh Inning –  Rios , Konerko , Dunn

*3 – 0

Eighth Inning – Viciedo(injured) (jordan danks), Ramirez (single),Gillaspie (Tyler Greene – pitch hit), Flowers( double), Wise,

*3 – 1 (ramirez score)(jordan and tyler stay in the game)

Ninth Inning – Keppinger, Rios, Konerko

Final Score Blue Jays – 3 White sox – 1

Really happy we are finally heading home. Maybe getting back to familiar surrounding will help with the confidence.

Pack your bag kids, let’s go home