vs. New York
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Swish, CF; OC, SS; Thome, DH; PK, 1B; Dye, RF; AJ, C; Quentin, LF; Crede, 3B; Uribe, 2B. Javy pitching against his former mates.
Ozzie Pregame Comments
On the team’s ability to bounce back:
“You want to stay in the pennant hunt, stay in the race. You come out and compete. That’s the way you need to respond.
“We’re going to have games like that, but we’re going to win games like that, too.
“They kicked our butt, but we need to show up today and kick theirs.”
Ozzie also made a hilarious reference to Derek Jeter having the “perfect life,” but I can’t reprint all of the details here …
The White Sox lead the American League with a +28 run differential and have outscored their opponents, 103-75, including a 93-58 advantage in their last 17 games … by contrast, the Sox ranked 13th in the AL in 2007 with a -146 run differential (839-693) … only Tampa Bay finished lower (-162) … the White Sox also lead the AL with 26 home runs and have given up just eight, the fewest total in baseball … the homer differential of +18 also tops the majors.