Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Training Game #16: Reds 1 White Sox 0

Well, our wonderful two-game winning streak has come to an end. What was your favorite part of the 48 hours of glory bestowed upon us?

Seriously, though, even though the Sox lost on Monday there was still a lot to like as long as it didn't involve a White Sox player holding a bat in his hand.

  • Chris Sale you beautiful bastard. White Sox starters have really improved the last few days, but no performance had me as giddy as Sale's today. Chris went 6 innings and struck out 6 while only giving up two hits, both of which were by Zack "Wolfgang" Cozart. His fastball, breaking ball and changeup were all working, even though he wasn't throwing them as hard as he used to out of the bullpen. A very good sign for the transition.
  • Addison Reed and Hector Santiago looked good too. The duo combined for two perfect innings with 3 strikeouts, and at this point it looks like Santiago is a good bet to earn a bullpen spot.
  • The offense was pretty lackluster. Only 4 hits on the day and no runs, though Alejandro De Aza was robbed of at least a double by a diving Chris Heisey in the first inning. Paul Konerko also flew out to the warning track in center while swinging at a 3-0 fastball in his first at bat.
  • Dayan Viciedo drew a walk. And the way his spring has been going, I'll take that as a sign of encouragement. Especially considering he was down in the count 1-2 and then took 3 straight balls.
  • Adam Dunn didn't strikeout. The most positive aspect of Dunn's spring so far? He's only struck out once. He also just missed his third home run in his second at bat.

1 comment:

  1. The paragraph after 'The offense was pretty lackluster' is pretty much a Mad Libs for the 2012 season.


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