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Jose Contreras wants a new poll

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  • Jose Contreras fell behind two consecutive batters in the 6th inning, walking Chone Figgins and allowing a double to Orlando Cabrera, to provide the Angels their only run of the night. The rest of the time, he was dominating. There's no chance that I would have pulled him in the 9th inning.
  • With all due respect to Jim Thome, Jermaine Dye, and Contreras, Garret Anderson was the White Sox MVP Saturday night. When Ozzie called on lefty reliever Matt Thornton, who has had a history of control problems and hadn't pitched in 16 days, it was the wrong call -- One the Angels should have made him pay for -- Instead, Anderson swung at the first pitch he saw, popping out to left field and making Ozzie look good in the process. Thornton, as was to be expected, walked the next batter on 5 pitches.
  • Here's one for you conflict of interest lovers. WGN showed an MLB scoreboard in the top of the 6th inning, only they decided to show Friday's Cubs-Brewers score, a 6-2 Cubs victory. They apparently had no interest in displaying the score from Saturday's 16-2 shellacking. I wonder why...
  • I thought it was tough to put together a line-up with the same out-making capabilities that the Sox have displayed from their 8-9-1 hitters, but Mike Scioscia has done it. His 6-7-8 hitters from Saturday's contest currently boast .125, .152, and .180 averages, respectively.