Tuesday in Texas
Tuesday, June 13, 2006, 3:10 pm
Pods, LF; Iguchi, 2B; Thome, DH; PK, 1B; Dye, RF; AJ, C; Crede, 3B; Uribe, SS; Anderson, CF. Garland pitching.
How impressive was he last night?
A few Jose Contreras notes:
He extended his regular-season winning streak to 15, tying Wilson Alvarez and LaMarr Hoyt for the longest White Sox streak in history
Is 15-0 with a 2.39 ERA and 94 strikeouts in 19 starts during the streak, which began on 8/21/05 … it’s the longest in baseball since Minnesota’s Johan Santana won 17 straight in 2004-05
His last loss came on 8/15/05 vs. Minnesota
Including the postseason, Contreras is 18-1 with a 2.52 ERA in his last 23 starts
And to think that when the Contreras for Loaiza trade was made in 2004, many analysts felt the Sox were taken. Hmmm …
Contreras struck out a career-high 11 with no walks last night … according to the Elias Sports Bureau, it is the most strikeouts by a Sox pitcher without a walk since Alvarez (also 11) on 7/26/96 vs. Texas
Heart of the Order
Our 3-4-5 hitters have combined to hit .307 with 58 home runs, 164 RBI and 137 runs scored … where they rank in baseball in each category:
BB, 1st (146)
Paulie and HB
With 219 home runs with the White Sox, Paul Konerko needs two more to tie Harold Baines for second in club history (Frank Thomas leads with 448).