4/7/09: Linescore of the Day

Angels White Sox Baseball It was worth the wait, the White Sox home opener was postponed Monday because of snow. Then on Tuesday Gil Meche outpitched Mark Buehrle and KC was leading Chicago 2-1 going into the bottom of the 8th inning. But there was hope as Kyle Farnsworth, ex-Cub, was brought in the game replacing Meche to face the Good Guys in Black. Josh Fields got it going with a bunt single, he went to 3rd on Chris Getz’s hit & run single, things looked bleak when Carlos Quentin went fishing, striking out for the 2nd out of the inning, this was after Dewayne Wise failed to bunt Fields up, earlier in the inning. Designated hitter Jim Thome stepped in and took a 2-0 heater right down the pipe for strike one, Farnsworth must’ve thought Thome was overmatched as he tried to double up on Jim, not a good idea. Trying to get a fastball past Thome is kind of like trying to sneak the Sun past a rooster, it just ain’t gonna happen. Thome launched it up & out over the leftcenterfield fence for a three run bomb, Bobby Jenks retired the Royals in the top of the 9th, and just like that, we have a White Sox winner, the White Sox are in first place, and there are alot of happy humans on the Southside of Chicago.

Jim Thome, 3 for 4, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 2 runs scored

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