|Firm, yet supple.|
What really made it hurt, though, was that of those 9 runs, 4 of them came after the White Sox had built a 5-1 lead.
The Dodgers scored 5 runs in the sixth inning to chase Sale out of the game and take the lead. The Sox would tie it on an Alex Rios home run -- his second of the night -- but then Matt Thornton would come on and have one of those innings that Matt Thornton can have.
A walk, a hit, a wild pitch and a game-winning run for the Dodgers.
Really the only thing about this night that didn't blow -- besides Alex Rios -- was NotHawk going after one of the dumbest people in the history of the internet, and maybe even the world.
I strongly recommend you go read his timeline rather than any recaps of this game. You'll feel a lot better about the Sox afterward.
Worse about humanity, but better about the Sox.