Chicago 10, Atlanta 8

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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.

3 thoughts on “Chicago 10, Atlanta 8”

  1. You weren’t kidding about turning the sound down on the game, were you?

    Those guys were, bar none, the worst announcers I have ever had the displeasure of listening to.

    “He gone!”… What the hell is that?

  2. We should mention that Chipper hit a bomb in a clutch situation. Some good news there!
    Did you read the Sporting News article where John Smoltz admitted he would consider waiving his no-trade clause if the Braves fall out of contention? I’m not savvy enough to know if he’s worrying about his $12 million option kicking in or not. Does anybody have an opinion?
    I love reading your stuff, Mac, but so few people are posting I’m beginning to thing some people are getting discouraged. Thank God for snellville and the 50Poundhead!

  3. Indeed. Thank God for those two guys, and a few others that I can’t remember. I too noticed not a lot of people haven’t been posting, must be because of Reagan…

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