Friday, July 6, 2012

White Sox 4 Blue Jays 2: White Sox Finally Take Jake To The Win Column


As has been pretty well documented both here and just about everywhere, in Jake Peavy's previous four starts coming into tonight the White Sox offense provided him with 2 runs of support. He lost all four of those starts.

On Friday night the Sox offense doubled that output, and not surprisingly they won the game.

That's six straight wins at home for the White Sox which is a remarkable feat considering they were only 17-21 at The Cell before this win streak.

As for the game, Jake Peavy didn't look sharp through the first three innings, having trouble locating the strike zone and needing a lot of pitches to get through each inning. He also allowed a solo shot to Adam Lind, and looking at the fits Aaron Laffey was giving the Sox offense, it looked like he was en route to another 1-0 loss.

But then the bats woke up and the Blue Jays defense started doing some hilarious things. For some reason Brett Lawrie decided that no-look passes to outfielders was something that baseball players do, and Rajai Davis decided it was time to see how far he can throw a baseball.

Alexei Ramirez and Gordon Beckham continued to drive in runs, Kevin Youkilis picked up his RBI number 11 in 11 games with the White Sox, and A.J. Pierzynski hit yet another home run to provide all the Sox offense.

Who would have thought that on July 6 A.J. Pierzynski would have more home runs than Paul Konerko and it wouldn't be because Paul Konerko was having a terrible season?

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