Something has come up that I must attend to so this recap will be short and sweet. I apologize. Feel free to show off your writing skills and do your own Game Recap in the comments.
The Braves and Sox concluded their 3-game series in Chicago and a great pitchers dual lasted for 7 innings. Derek Lowe allowed a few baserunners, but came up huge when the situation required it. Lowe's biggest moment on the day came in the 6th when the White Sox had runners on 1st and 2nd with no outs and then bases loaded with only one out. Lowe threw a nasty sinker to AJ "My Hair Sucks" Pierzynski and he promptly grounded into a 4-6-3 double play to end the inning.
Takashi Saito came into the game in the 8th. After allowing a leadoff single to Juan Pierre, he quickly recorded the next two outs. With 1st base open, Saito decided to pitch to Paul Konerko, who only has 18HRs on the season, instead of pitch around him. He threw a flat, 92mph fastball down the middle of the plate that Konerko sent 400 feet into the left field seats. The Sox led 2-0 heading into the 9th and Bobby Jenks made quick work of Prado, Heyward and Chipper to end the game.
Derek Lowe. Oh, and the defense was pretty good. That's about it.
Everything else. The Braves looked lost and confused at the plate. Takashi Saito threw a ball that you or I could've hit. The umpire was consistently bad, as any pitch within 6 inches of the plate was a strike. Nothing went well during the series for the Braves.
Braves MVP: Derek Lowe
Braves LVPs: Saito and anyone who touched a bat on Thursday afternoon.
Sox MVPs: Gavin Floyd and Paul Konerko
Sox LVP: Hmmm....nobody.
Thankfully for the Braves, they return to Turner Field tomorrow night. This series in Chicago also ends road interleague games for the Braves, so we'll only be playing real baseball from now on. They face the struggling Detroit Tigers, but the Braves will be facing a lefty, so I don't think anyone should expect too many runs.
**If you're in the area tonight, be sure to check out the debut of SBN Atlanta, which Gondeee runs. HERE is more info on the event, where you can meet some of your creepy internet friends.**