Onto the White Sox game the big rubber match against the Twins. , done by yours truly, 52.7% of readers thought the Sox would take two of three from the Twinkies. I'm sure the Vegas odd makers are just as excited. It's old man Jose Contreras vs. Carlos Silva for all the marbles. With a win, the Sox would leap into third place in the AL Central. Quick, someone make T-shirts.
Twins are the piranhas, what animal are the White Sox? Sounds like a question on the Love Connection. Are they chameleons? Sea lions? Here's my guess: the Twins are to piranhas as the White Sox are to my 16-year-old daschund Oliver. He's old (Jose Contreras, Jim Thome), barks when he needs attention (Ozzie) and sometimes does unexpected things like run up the stairs (Mark Buehrle's no-hitter).
Awesome catch by Torii Hunter last night. I looked around for a clip of his crazy catch that robbed Juan Uribe of at least a double with the bases loaded, but alas, came up empty. I did find this don't worry he's fine. Rub some dirt on it. Geez.
One last thing, Hawk called Boone Logan the "Boonemeister" last night. Was he making copies? Just wondering.
Lineups. Pierzynski batting third? Odd.
My email is is here. Message board to the right. No weather report (those garbage bags really block out the sun).
Baseball to come shortly.
Baseball now. Erstad hits on right to Torii Hunter in CF. He catches it without falling down. And Erstad has a five o'clock shadow. Ozuna hits a bloop single to Hunter, again no falling down. AJ is batting third today. Thoughts? There goes Pablo -- he steals second. That makes him 2-for-2 on the season. That's 100%. I graduated with honors. AJ hits one hard to center, and it scores Pablo. White Sox 1-0. Hunter semi-bobbles the ball (it was hit really hard). He's seeing a lot of action early. Konerko grounds into a double-play to end the inning. Sorry Torrii.
White Sox 1-0.
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Did I sound like Bob Rohrman there? Scary. Still no Joe Mauer for the lineup for Minnesota. His left quad is bleeding. GROSS. Contreras walks the first batter he sees, Nick Punto. Hawk complains about the wide strikezone. That didn't take long. Hey Nellie: Uribe is in the lineup - where'd ya hear that? Contreras gets Jason Tyner looking. One out. Looked a little outside to me, just saying. Hunter is up and still standing. He lines one right to Iguchi, who tags out a running Punto. Three up, three down.
White Sox 1-0.
I think Greg Oden is the same age as Jose Contreras. And now so does he.
JD flys out to RF, one pitch -- one out. Rob Mackowiak now. I heard him yesterday on the Loop, where he replaced Brian Anderson for a weekly chat. That's a little weird. He giggled a bit when chatting about David Aardsma's almost wild pitch on the pitchout during Tuesday's game. He's out (somehow). And then Iguchi grounds out to the pitcher.
White Sox 1-0.
Jeff from Beverly -- I don't know how to work the fancy webcam, or I'd change my picture. Pigtails, yee-haw. Cuddyer up to bat. He lines one right to the Gooch. Justin Morneau now...he lines out to Konerko at first. It's a line-drive-a-poolza. T-shirts people, T-shirts! Mike Redmond (subbing for quad-bleeder Mauer) flies out to Sweeney in CF.