Monday, May 7, 2012
Indians 3 White Sox 2: Lose Twice For The Price Of One
Baseball can be an incredibly cruel sport sometimes. Monday night was no exception.
Things were bad enough with the Sox dropping the first game of the doubleheader on Monday afternoon, but Monday night's game was tease after tease after tease.
First Eric Stults teased us with brilliance by working his way through Cleveland's lineup with relative ease. But then a two-out walk in the fifth inning started all the fun. The walk to Lou Marson -- the Lou Marson of the .056 batting average -- was followed by a stolen base and three singles making the score 2-1.
The score stayed that way as the rain fell, until the White Sox finally got something going in the eighth when the rain delay finally came.
Then we all had to wait around for an hour and a half, but it was worth it! Shortly after the game restarted Alex Rios singled home a run to tie the game.
Not that it would last long, as Matt Thornton gave up a run in the bottom of the eighth while Addison Reed just sat in the bullpen, as if he was Bruce Willis in The Sixth Sense and we're all Haley Joel Osment and Robin Ventura is Haley Joel Osment's mom.
WHY CAN'T YOU SEE ADDISON, MOM!? HE'S RIGHT THERE!!
OH MY GOD ADDISON REED IS DEAD!!!
Seriously, though, you intentionally walk Aaron fucking Cunningham so Thornton can face a lefty, but you leave Thornton in against Shelley Duncan when Duncan is solely in there because a lefty started?
Meanwhile Addison "I Haven't Allowed A Single Damned Run All Season" Reed rots in the pen.
It makes no sense.
Anyway, after all that, with the team trailing by a run, Robin Ventura decided to pinch hit for Kosuke Fukudome with Brent Lillibridge and then use Paul Konerko in place of Dayan Viciedo.
Because apparently having one guy capable of going deep to tie the game is better than two?
Then, to finish it off, Tyler Flowers hit a ball about 450 feet. It just happened to be about five feet foul.
He struck out a few pitches later.
Just fucking cruel.