Sunday At The Park
Sunday, April 23, 2006, 3:35 pm
Sorry I didn’t post today’s lineup before the game. I was in Naperville this AM coaching a boy’s soccer team to its first defeat in two years and then traffic into the ballpark was not good. I arrived in the bottom of the first inning.
Not sure of they talked about it on television, but the entire dugout gave Brian Anderson the silent treatment after his home run in the sixth inning. Everyone left him alone, and it wasn’t until after he stored his own helmet and bat that the team congratulated him.
What Was That
With the Jermaine Dye-Juan Uribe handshake after Uribe’s second home run. I will have to find out more about the ritual.
Sorry to See it End
Jim Thome’s streak of scoring a run in consecutive games ended at 17. It’s still the most to begin a season and is a club record but fell one game short of the American League mark.
Ozzie’s Postgame Thoughts
"It was just a matter of time. Uribe has been swinging a lot better. I think he was really bothered by the pain in his side since spring training."
"I’m happy for Brian Anderson. He needed that more than anyone else. He needed it for his confidence. This game is as much about confidence as anything else. Hopefully, two hits today can get him going."
"When you swing the bats well as a unit, you’re hard to stop."
"Jose has the best stuff on our staff. He is not necesaarily the best pitcher but he has the best stuff. He has come up again and again to be our ace. He works hard. He wants to be good and it is paying off."
"Our pitching staff is starting to put it together. That’s the name of our game."
On to Seattle