Another Big One Tonight

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Big Night For Jake Peavy

Jake Peavy returned to the mound at U.S. Cellular Field and left with an exclamation mark last night, tossing a complete-game shutout as the White Sox beat the Indians, 1-0, in the first game of a key two-game American League Central matchup.

According to John Lombombarda at Elias Sports Bureau, you have to go back in time a bit to find another Sox pitcher as good as Peavy last night:

Jake Peavy threw a three-hit shutout without allowing a walk and striking out eight batters Wednesday night.  The last Chisox pitcher to have such a game, that is, a complete-game shutout, while allowing three or fewer hits, no walks with at least eight strikeouts was rookie Melido Perez at Kansas City on the next to last day of the season in 1988.  Perez blanked the Royals on two hits, no walks and 10 strikeouts.”

Key to preserving the shutout was an amazing catch (yet again) by center fielder Brent Lillibridge.  Watch it here:

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?tcid=mm_cws_vid&c_id=cws

Manager Ozzie Guillen was glowing in his postgame comments about Jake.

“All of his pitches were working,” Guillen said.  “That’s fun to watch.  That’s the type of baseball I love and would pay to see.

“It’s great to see a guy perform like that. Everybody was excited in the clubhouse.  Everyone respects how hard this guy worked to get to this point.”

The White Sox had flipped Phil Humber and Gavin Floyd (Floyd goes tonight now) in the rotation, in part, so that Humber could be available in case Peavy ran into trouble or tired.

Jake made sure the bullpen wasn’t needed.

Aging Well

Fans may not have noticed but last night Omar Vizquel became the second oldest player to play shortstop in a Major League game.  He trails only Bobby Wallace of the St. Louis Browns, who played short in 1918.

8 Comments

Going into the home stand, I thought we’d split against both Tex and Cleve., but now that we’ve beaten the tribe last night, I want to get greedy and win tonight too. Come on Boys. How about some hitting to complement our solid pitching? I know Carmona is a good adversary, but it’s been a long time since we’ve played a laugher: one in our favor anyway, so how about doing just that tonight?…. Go Gavin and go Sox’11……j.k.

So I’ve been reading every single post but have neglected to write. Hi everyone!! I’m enjoying the game from home tonight while my son and hubby are at the Cell seeing a nice one and what a double play the Indians just pulled off–nice to enjoy it knowing we are up by so much! ;) I’m liking that we are winning lately but still don’t think its quite all pulled together. Getting there though. JK looks like you got what you wanted tonight! Keep it rolling boys!

Yea, Donna: ha ha ha ha ha…… A laugher! Way to go Boys. And, we had two RBI each from our #2,3,4&5 hitters. That’s some timely hitting. Now, keep it going against the Dodgers…… Go Phil and go Sox’11…..j.k.

I think you need to ask for these things more often JK!

Too bad the Sox can’t play the tribe, and especially frosty corona more often. Nice win tonight.

I will be there Friday to keep the streak going. (Not that I will have anything to do with it except yelling). See ya in the Bull Pen Bar.

Welcome back, Donna! And JK, if you make more predictions like this, we’re going on a trip to Vegas. It’s nice to see that Garland and Uribe will get some recognition before tonight’s game on their return trip to The Cell. And if things go well, Bench won’t have a voice tomorrow. Don’t stop now boys! Go Phil and Go White Sox!

Hey, I’ll be at the game tonight too! Bench – you and I will bring home that W!

Can’t wait to see Juan Uribe. I wish Kenwo still posted here – I know he loves him some Uribe!

GO SOX!

Marie

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