Whee, American League baseball! It’s just like a video game. The Braves trailed 5-0 and 6-2 but came back to tie. Then it was 9-6, 9-8, then the final score. It sucks.
So did John Thomson tonight, allowing seven runs on ten hits, including a homer to ol’ We Drafted Tyler Houston Instead (one of two he hit on the night) and going only five innings. It was the third game in the last four where the White Sox scored in double figures, making Wright’s performance last night even more impressive.
All the Braves got hits except DeRosa. Nick Green had three to lead the team. Drew and Chipper both homered, Chipper’s homer a two-run job to tie the game in the fifth. Obviously, offense wasn’t the problem.
But after Thomson, three relievers (Alfonseca, Almanza, and Reitsma) gave up single runs. It’s hard to come back when you’re allowing a run an inning. The White Sox scored in every inning but the first, a line score of 04111111X.
Day game tomorrow, aliens only. Hampton’s still the listed starter on ESPN.