Saturday, April 15, 2006, 3:40 pm
White Sox Win
Classic White Sox victory today … great starting pitching from Mark Buehrle, awesome defense from Joe Crede and Tadahito Iguchi, Bobby Jenks closing and the big bang when we needed it thanks to Paul Konerko.
Iguchi pulled off maybe one of the most amazing defensive plays we’ve seen from a second baseman during the ninth inning. See it again to believe it.
With one on, Bengie Molina topped a ball over the mound. Iguchi charged in, fielded the ball falling forward and then twisted to get a throw off to first base in time to beat Molina.
"I’ve never seen that play made by a second baseman," said Hawk Harrelson in the clubhouse after the game.
"Coming off the bat, I know it was going to be a tough play," said Iguchi through an interpreter. "But I knew I still had the time to get him out at first base. I knew it wasn’t an impossible position to still make a throw. But I knew if I was going down I might not be coming back up again. Right now, I feel it in my lower back."
The keeper photo above is from Ron Vesely. You can click on it to see an even larger view.