Sunday, May 22, 2005

31-13: You can't always get what you want

Brandon McCarthy's major league debut was solid but ultimately the White Sox couldn't quite whip Mark Prior and Luis Vizcaino gave up an opposite-field 3-run shot to Jason Dubois in a 4-3 loss.
  • The loss drops the White Sox to 31-13, 5 games ahead of the Twins, who just won "ugly" when Junior Spivey blows a DP grounder with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th. Losing 5-2 in the ninth, the Twins rallied under the SwastikaDome to tie the game on another blasted Shannon Stewart home run -- has that guy hit too many already or what? The Brewers should have whipped Johan but they let the Twins back in. Why again do the Twins get six games again them and the White Sox have six games against the Cub pitching staff? Who the hell thought that was fair?
  • McCarthy's debut was pretty solid. He gave up a solo shot to Henry Blanco and hit a batter who scored on Vizcaino's mistake, but other than that he looked pretty good.
  • Now the Sox start a West Coast trip, which in the past has always been a death march.
Oh, well, the Cubs started Prior and the Twins Santana, and it came out as the oddsmakers would have expected. Shoot.

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