When Jim Thome, Paul Konerko, and Jermaine Dye go a collective 1-for-11 at the plate, things probably don't bode well for that day. Luckily, the White Sox have their own little Ted Williams at the top of the order to pick up the slack.
On a day where the best 3-4-5 in baseball couldn't get the job done, the Sox got late-inning basehits from AJ Pierzynski, Scott Podsednik, and Rob Mackowiak, all off the bench, to come from behind (twice!) and beat the Indians in 11 innings. A Tadahito Iguchi single down the first-base line sealed an exciting 4-3 victory at US Cellular.
- Mark Buehrle settled down after a rocky first inning, holding the Tribe to two runs over eight innings.
- How the hell did Mackowiak not score on Ozuna's single? Granted, the throw from Casey Blake was a good one, but the ball wasn't hit very hard, and it was pretty much placed right in between the rightfielder and the secondbaseman. Mackowiak looked slower than Paul Konerko when they showed him rounding third.
WHITE SOX vs. INDIANS, 7:05, ESPN
Freddy Garcia (7-3, 4.56) vs. Jake Westbrook (5-3, 5.04)
Not a whole lot to comment on here. It's fairly easy to tell how 'hittable' Westbrook is in the first couple innings. The last time these two pitchers matched up, the Sox offense seemingly took the day off. Let's hope for a reverse of fortunes this time.