Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring Training Game #11: White Sox 9 Angels 7

I like to think that by winning only one out of every four games or so, the White Sox are just trying to make the victories seem that much more special. And oh what a special day Wednesday was as the Sox came back from a 7-2 deficit to win 9-7.

They didn't stop now, boys.

  • Chris Sale probably misses the camaraderie of the bullpen. Cuz he sure isn't adapting well to being a starter again. Sale pitched 4.1 innings and struck out 2, which would be a decent line if it wasn't for the 7 hits and 5 runs he gave up as well. His ERA is now up to 9.82 this spring.
  • Nestor Molina's splitter is pretty nasty. I've been keeping a closer eye on Molina his spring for obvious reasons, and he threw a couple of sick splitters for strikeouts in his first inning of work on Wednesday. After seeing those pitches and the fact that Molina is generally throwing strikes with his fastball, it's become pretty obvious why he flew through the minors last season. The question is whether or not he'll be able to get to his splitter often enough in the Majors.
  • Adam Dunn did it again. Due to all the times we felt like Adam Dunn was healed last season when he never was, the smart thing to do is not take anything he does this spring all that seriously. That said, OMG OMG OMG HE HIT ANOTHER DINGER TODAY, YOU GUYS. HE'S TOTALLY HEALED.
  • Brent Lillibridge may actually be our MVP. Scott Merkin and Joe Cowley have been joking about this on Twitter the last couple of days, but the truth is, the joke may be that they're right. Lillibridge had another strong day, going 3-for-4 with an RBI, a double and a stolen base.
  • Tyler Saladino's good day went bad. Things started well enough for Saladino when he found out he'd been promoted to Major League camp and would be getting a start at second base. Then the game started and he went 0-for-3 with 2 strikeouts and missed a tag at second base on a run down just before Albert Pujols launched one of his two home runs on the day.
  • Go back to the National League, Pujols. If that's how you're going to treat American League pitchers, you can just go straight to hell, sir.

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