Game 21, White Sox at Mariners
Vazquez vs Washburn, 7:05 pm. Two pitchers doing well so far go up against each other in a battle of… I don’t know. Something.
Did you know that Ted Williams pitched mop-up in 1940 for the Red Sox and recorded a strikeout — of eight time All-Star Rudy York? It’s true. This fun fact brought to you by not having the lineups yet.
Also, a couple of years ago, the White Sox won the World Series. They had a pretty balanced line-up and could hit the ball out of the park. That team doesn’t exist anymore, and this White Sox offense is terrrrrrrrrrrrrrrible.
As a team, they’re hitting .225/.317/.379 while playing in one of the best offensive home parks in baseball. And that’s with Jim Thome (.340/.553/.680), who is now on the disabled list and won’t be playing against the M’s. Konerko and Dye have reverted back to their mediocre selves, while role players such as Crede, Erstad, and Pierzynski have just been downright horrible.
I fully expect to be reading all about Jarrod Washburn’s latest masterful performance in tomorrow morning’s papers. If he keeps facing Triple-A line-ups every start, he might just run away with the Cy Young award.