The initial version of this post was going to cover the White Sox series victory over the Cincinnati Reds during interleague play. In fact, I was actually twittering during the final game of the series. It was the first time I had done anything like that and I found it to be a unique experience. Not only was I able to verbally express my disdain for the White Sox bullpen, but I could also send it out to the small number of people who actually follow me.
Of course, these positive feelings did not last long as the LA Dodgers came to town. The first game was a relatively low scoring affair that really was not that disappointing of a loss. The Dodgers are a solid, well rounded team even without Manny Ramirez in the lineup. As usual the game was not on television so I was stuck listening to the game on the radio. I decided not to Twitter this game as I felt that I could easily slip and end up typing some not so pleasant words.
Thankfully Game 2 with the Dodgers provided me a better outlook and the White Sox won 10-7. Gavin Floyd started out a little rocky but he worked his way through it after both Pierzynski and Ramirez were charged with errors that allowed the Dodgers jump to a 3-1 lead early in the game. It just appeared that the defense was not supporting Floyd’s efforts on the mound. Or course, the headache-producing middle relievers allowed the Dodgers to start to creep back into the game late, but the Good Guys held on.
The big surprise for me was Josh Fields finally showing his potential at the plate. Bringing Gordon Beckham up appears to maybe have started a fire under Josh. He played first base during this second game with the Dodgers. If his bat continues this way Ozzie is going to have to find someplace on the roster for him.
If we can take the third game of the series from the Dodgers we go into the next series against the Cubs riding high.