Sunday, April 09, 2006
Sox 3, Kansas City 1
Sure, it is nice to get a win. But the Sox are still playing pretty poorly offensively. Joe Crede could not get a runner in from 3rd with one out in the 4th inning, and Uribe failed to get a run in with runners on 2nd and 3rd and one out in the 8th. The Sox have missed a lot of opportunities like that this season, including in last night's 4-3 loss, in which Joe Crede hit into an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded and one out. Konerko also failed in the 9th inning of the 4-3 loss to the Indians. If the Sox succeed in the earlier two games, they are likely 4-2 (with the Toons also 4-2) and they would be looking much better this season. Execution with men on third and two outs is something we should be watching over the next few weeks.
Here's the ERV scoresheet / boxscore:
Fielding: -.44 (Iguchi error)
Team ERV: 1.05 (Berroa, Teahan errors).
Player of the Game: Jermaine Dye
Pitcher of the Game: Mark Buehrle