Good Morning, Sunshine
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Today’s Game 1 Lineup
Swish, RF; OC, SS; Thome, DH; PK, 1B; Quentin, LF; Crede, 3B; Ramirez, CF; Uribe, 2B; Hall, C. Danks pitching.
This Morning’s News
As I walked into the clubhouse, a serious-faced Ozzie Guillen walked past me toward Mark Buehrle, who was talking to a group of Chicago media.
“I’m going to tell him he’s starting,” Guillen said. Ever alert, I thought he was joking … since Ozzie never appears that serious and Mark started last night’s abbreviated game.
Turns out I was wrong. Buehrle will start Game 2 tonight at 6:05 pm.
Here’s what happened …
This morning, Buehrle text-messaged Guillen saying he could pitch.
When he arrived at the ballpark, they met and discussed the idea with everyone.
Result: the left-handed ace pitches tonight …
“I wanted to make sure,” Guillen said. “Mark’s my ace and will be here a long time. We plan to compete all season long and he’s a big part of that competition.”
Guillen did admit that Buehrle’s soft-throwing nature factored into the decision.
“He probably could start every day.”
So Nick Masset was quickly called and told to get to the ballpark ASAP.
“We haven’t had too much luck with doubleheaders here,” Guillen noted, remembering that last year the Twins swept the Sox by what Guillen estimated was a score of 62-4. “Lots of runs, long games, ugly.
“If you have to play a split doubleheader, at least you have Buehrle pitching in game two.”
To The Record Books
So now the research begins for the last Sox pitcher to start consecutvie games on consecutive days … Wood? Seaver?