Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Blue Jays 9 White Sox 5: Glad I Missed Most Of That
There's not much I can tell you about tonight's Sox game because I didn't see the overwhelming majority of it. No, I was taking care of some moving stuff for part of the game, and then there were the parts where I was sitting in traffic on the Eisenhower and Lake Shore Drive.
From the parts I did get to see and or hear, and filling in the rest by looking at the box score, I can see that missing this one is not something I shall regret.
While Phil Humber looked better in his last start, tonight it seems he sunk back into the pattern he'd been showing for the previous month. He was also plain murdered by the top two hitters in the Toronto lineup, as Brett Lawrie and Colby Rasmus combined to go 8-for-10 with a home run, 2 doubles, 3 RBI and 7 runs scored.
Generally when you give up that kind of production to only 22% of your opponent's lineup, things aren't going to go well.
If there's anything positive to take out of this it's that the Sox, as has been the case all season, didn't throw in the towel when they had every right to trailing 7-1 in the sixth. Of course, they also committed some spectacular moments of idiocy.
Well, one at least. I'm looking at you, Alex Rios. Pretty awesome move to make the final out of the eighth inning trying to steal third even though you were down 4 runs. Takes some intelligence to make that decision, buddy.
So, yeah, that's all I got tonight. Hopefully the Sox bounce back and play much better tomorrow, and hopefully whatever kept Paul Konerko out of the lineup tonight won't keep him out again.