Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Indians 4 White Sox 3: Peavy Bulldogs His Way To A No Decision
If this was Jake Peavy's final start in a White Sox uniform I can't think of a more perfect way for his tenure here to end.
As per the script, Jake didn't get much run support tonight, but Peavy was fantastic anyway. He allowed only 1 run on 1 hit through the first 8 innings, a solo homer to Shin-Soo Choo in the fourth inning. Jake would finish the eighth inning at 104 pitches, and as he's wont to do, he convinced Robin Ventura to send him out there for the ninth.
Robin being Robin, he said sure, and why not? It's not as if this game mattered, and if Peavy wanted out there, let him go for the complete game in his final start.
So of course Peavy allowed a lead off single to Michael Brantley and then gives up a 2-run homer to pinch-hitter Travis Hafner.
Another case of Peavy being in the game for just one too many batters.
Both teams would then waste all our time for a few more innings before the Indians finally won in the twelfth.
One more day to go.