Friday, September 26, 2008

White Sox in second after losing in 10th
Twins take first when Jenks gives up game-winner in extras
Yeah -- great headlines, eh? The White Sox completely blew their chance to wrap up their division by getting swept on the road at Minnesota. They certainly looked sick in the first game, getting clobbered 9-3. Mark Buehrle came up with a good pitching effort in the second game, but a lack of hitting in the three, four, and five spots (1-11) sealed their fate in a 3-2 loss. They had a 6-1 lead in the final game, only to lose 7-6 in ten innings.
The Sox finish this weekend with three home games against the weak Cleveland Indians. The Twins finish with three at home against the Royals. The Twins currently are one up in the win column for a 1/2 game lead.
If necessary, the Sox will play a make-up game with Detroit on Monday. If the Sox and Twins are then tied after that game, they will play a one-game playoff at US Cellular Field on Tuesday to determine the division winner. The other team will go home.
Can they do it? Well ... they can, but I am betting they won't. They have some good pitchers and some good sluggers, but they just haven't won when they have needed to this season, particularly toward the end. Even if they make in in the playoffs, they are probably going to go down rather quickly in the first round.


Blogger OhCaptain said...

Good game last night. Should make for a fun weekend. I have tickets for the Dome on Sunday. Definitely makes the end of the season interesting.

I think we saw last night that the Twins definitely have the fire in their belly you need this time of year.

10:52 AM  
Blogger Mondogarage said...

Yeah, it's not looking like a Michigan Lake series this year...

Is it possible that maybe the Sox are just so burnt out from Ozzie's manic depressive type behavior that they're just permanently flat? Seems more like their starting pitching just picked a bad time to check out.

Still, I'd gladly trade places this season...congrats to the North Side, though.

12:20 PM  

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