Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Fashionably Late, Sox Make the Playoffs


John Danks went eight innings, giving up only two hits against the Twins and Jim Thome's 461 foot blast gave Danks the only run support he needed to get the White Sox back to the playoffs.

The Sox defense came up with two huge double plays in considerably different fashions. In the fifth inning with Michael Cuddyer on second base, Ken Griffey Jr. made a catch in shallow center and made a nice throw to get Cuddyer at the dish. Then in the eighth with a man on and one out, Danks forced the ground ball and the double play to end the inning.

Jenks came on to close the game out and after Anderson's diving catch for the third out, the celebration was on with the Sox coming back on the field to share some bubbly with the fans.

This makes it the first time in over 100 years that the White Sox and Cubs are in the playoffs at the same time. Hopefully it lasts deep into the playoffs, or you know, not that deep, depending on your feelings for each other.

The White Sox now travel to Tampa to take on the champions of the AL East, the Tampa Bay Rays. Game One is Thursday at 1:30 and will feature Vazquez vs. Shields. We'll see which pitcher Ozzie decides to talk shit about this time.

2 comments:

StevieY19 said...

Hey, what's the Hellboy guy doing in the background?

real stadiums have roofs said...

that's not hellboy, that's ted danson. must have been filming as sam "mayday" malone for a cheers spin-off.

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