OZZIE PRESSES THE RIGHT BUTTONS

Rookie Cleveland lefthander Aaron Laffey was locked in a pitcher’s dual with Mark Buehrle last night. Toby Hall got his third hit of the game to lead off the bottom of the 8th. Then manager Ozzie Guillen took over by sending Brian Anderson in to run for Hall. Orlando Cabrera tried to bunt the runner up, but failed, striking out, this after dropping a throw on an attempted steal, didn’t endear me to OC. No matter, Guillen put up A.J. Pierzynski to bat for Alexei Ramirez, who’d had a pretty game with the stick, himself. A.J. Pie sent a long flyball to the track in center, Grady Sizemore’s throw to second was too late to get Anderson, who tagged up on the play. Minutes later Kenny Williams’ latest find, Carlos Quentin plated Brian with a single to left, taking 2nd on the throw home. Jermaine Dye knocked in Quentin with another hit. Bobby Jenks held the lead for Scott Linebrink. Linebrink got the win in relief of Buehrle. Buehrle battled all the way, without his normal pinpoint control, walking four through seven innings of work. Back-to-back Broom Series, I can get used to this.

Rather than watching this game in person, I caught it late night via TIVO using Slingbox over my laptop. I had to endure the Hawk & D.J., who aren’t quite as bad when we’re winning. I’m up in Waupaca this weekend, so no games in person till the next homestand. LET’S GO SOX!

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