Thursday, August 16, 2012
White Sox 7 Blue Jays 2: Let's Just Hit A Bunch Of Dingers And Get Back To The States
I really don't have a lot to say about tonight's game, particularly with what apparently happened to a fan in the stands during the seventh inning. Frankly, seeing EMT's giving a man CPR and trying to revive him on a cart in the middle of a baseball game really makes that baseball game seem secondary.
I hope he's okay, though given what we saw, I'm not expecting much.
As for the game, the White Sox only had 6 hits tonight. Five of those hits were home runs. The offense has been a bit too reliant on the long ball lately, but for now it's working, so I'm not going to worry about it until we stop hitting them.
So probably in Kansas City at some point.
On the mound Francisco Liriano looked very sharp, particularly when comparing this start to his last one. He didn't walk a batter until the seventh inning, and surprisingly Robin Ventura followed the walk up by doing exactly what I hoped he'd do.
He let Liriano face Cooper, but then immediately removed him from the game even though he'd only thrown 86 pitches to bring in Jesse Crain.
If there's one thing to know about Liriano it's that no matter how good he looks, he can crash land quicker than anybody else out there. Just look at his last start where he struck out the first five hitters he saw and then got destroyed.
It seems that Ventura has realized this quickly, and it was nice to see him pull the trigger on the move before letting Liriano put the game in jeopardy.