First off, while dining in Philly on Sunday, several Sox players insulted Ms. LaBelle. Those players? A.J. Pierzynski, Jim Thome, Jermaine Dye, John Danks and Toby Hall, as well as Marianne Rowand, the wife of former Sox and outfielder Aaron Rowand. As Hawk would say, Mercy. Someone go update her Wikipedia page.
But his happiness was short-lived after Monday's loss.: "It's like your girlfriend when you start going out and you start kissing her, and she said she's got to go home because she's got school tomorrow morning," Guillen said. "That happened [Sunday]. I was a little excited. Good, oh, my God, we got it going." I don't even want to know how he described another letdown on Tuesday. Boys are gross; pass it on.
Now for the White Flag situation. In a , 2,202 of you said "Yes, blow the team up," while just 526 said "This team isn't done." The Sox have lost key members to injuries this season: Scott Podsednik, Jim Thome, Pablo Ozuna, Darin "Stubble" Erstad and now Joe Crede. Thome came back. Scotty Pods is 5-for-21 with four walks in six games for Triple-A Charlotte. However, he's yet to attempt a stolen base. Running fast scares him.
What do you guys think? If the Sox could get some solid, non-McDougal bullpen help and start using that bat thingy to hit that ball thingy is it enough to catch the Tigers and Indians with the current staff? 9 games out of first place. Harold Baines, suit up, dude.
Weather in Philly: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain.
Lineups are here. On the mound: John Danks vs. Freddy Garcia's replacement Kyle Kendrick.
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Baseball soon. Will the Sox be swept? Who will sing the national anthem? Stay tuned. And put those white flags away, for now.
And yes, per my intro, I am 12.
Ooooh, per the weather, there's a coastal flood advisory. A flood of runs for the Sox? We shall see. Puns are fun! Jerry Owens leads it off the Sox. He's hitting .200, which is about the average on the team, which is also not good. It's Kendrick's first big league start, so he's got that going for him. Owens grounds out to shortstop for out #1. Cintron grounds one down the first base line, just fair, for a stand-up double. Look alive third base coach. Thome comes to the plate and gets a standing ovation. That's nice. Until he hits a homer, then they will probably boo. Thome runs the count to 2-0, then hits a little chopper in front of the plate. Catcher handles it for the second out, Cintron moves to third. Dye comes up. 0-2 count, he checks his swing and now it's 1-2. Pretty big crowd in Philly, guess they don't know about the flood advisory. Dye hits one deep to CF, over the head of Shane Victorino, for a double. Cintron scores, 1-0 Sox. Pierzynski now. He hits one deep but foul. 1-2 count. He hits a high chopper for SS for the third out. Sox strand one, but get on the board. Applause.
White Sox 1-0.
Oh boy, Thome at first base. This should be fun. Jimmy Rollins pops out to Uribe at short, one out. Hawk says Danks is going to have to hit his spots today. As opposed to how Danks just usually closes his eyes and throws. Sure. Victorino walks on four straight balls. Danks, open your eyes! The ever-dangerous Chase Utley is up -- he has 52 RBIs.That's like 45 more comments than I have on my message board. Danks tries a couple pick-off moves to first, but Victorino doesn't seem too scared. Danks throws to Utley and Victorino steals second. So much for those pick-off moves. Utley lines one out to Dye in RF for a single, and that will score Victorino. Tied 1-1. Ryan Howard stands in there. He hits a high pop fly out to Fields for out #2. Fields almost dropped it, but he didn't. Utley stays at first. Pat Burrell runs the count to 3-2...and...grounds out to Fields for the third out.
Aaron Rowand has the day off for Philadelphia. Maybe he can sneak into a Sox uniform. Just a thought. Luis Terrero leads it off. He gets hit in the shoulder on the second pitch. It's Kendrick's first hit-batsmen. Congrats. Terrero steals second on the second pitch to Josh Fields. He's safe. It's his first stolen base of the season. Congrats! Fields hits one up the middle, Terrero scores easily from second, Sox 2-1. Fields advances to second on the throw home. Uribe hits a bloop to LF, but it goes just foul. Like by an inch. Sayeth Hawk: Dadgummit. Who does he think he is...Roy Williams? Kendrick comes back and gets Uribe to strikeout. One out. The pitcher Danks stands in there. He strikes out swinging, but hey - at least he swung. Swinged? Sure. Two outs. Owens, fresh off hitting his grounder in the first, hits a liner to Burrell in LF.
White Sox 2-1.
Jayson Werth leads it off. He's got quite the soul patch going on. Not so cute, in my opinion. He flys out to Owens in LF. One out. Ah, the old parrot pick-up line...always a fan favorite. Wes Helms hits the ball real far, so far that it's now tied 2-2. That's his first homer of the season. Lotsa firsts today. Rod Barajas strikes out quickly. Pitcher Kendrick faces pitcher Danks. He hits one to Dye in RF, who can't handle the catch. That's a hit, and the ball is tossed back to the dugout. I'm sure it's headed to the Smithsonian. Rollins keeps fouling off pitches. Foul, foul, foul. He makes contact again and grounds out to the pitcher.