Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Game 58: Kansas City @ Chicago

Game Date: June 3, 2008
White Sox 9, Royals 5 / Box Score
WP: Floyd (6-3), LP: Greinke (5-3)
Royal Home Runs: Teahen (4)
Royals Record: 23-35

The White Sox jumped all over Zack Greinke, who best described his own performance afterward:

"I'm better than that," Greinke said. "I was bad the whole time. Up, nothing was sharp and every fly ball was a home run it seemed like. Especially this park, they always do good against me."

Greinke gave up four home runs--two in the first two innings. And before he finally escaped the second inning, the Sox were already up 6-0. Jumping out to such a huge lead so early against our offense pretty much seals the deal.

Mark Teahen did blast a two run home run to left center in the seventh (nice to see him driving the ball the opposite way again); David DeJesus had three hits and an RBI; and Alex Gordon drove in a run with a single in the eighth. Scoring five runs is far more than our average, which is 3.6 runs per game, but not nearly enough to challenge the Sox in this one.

The Royals will try to even the series tonight. Luke Hochevar (3-5, 4.98) will go up against John Danks (4-4, 2.86). Hochevar is 0-0 in his career against the White Sox with a 0.00 ERA in 3.1 IP. Danks is 0-0 against the Royals with a 1.13 ERA in 8.0 IP.

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