4/25 – Game 1 @ Yankees

So I guess it’s okay to be a White Sox fan again? Phil Humber took a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the New York Yankees… that’s gotta be a good thing. And our offense played some good “Get ’em on, get ’em over, get ’em in” baseball… so that’s gotta be a good thing. And that bullpen! Best outing of the year from those guys… so that’s gotta be a good thing. 

Maybe everything is okay? 
Seriously, great job tonight by Phil Humber. This kid has come out and proven that he can be a big league pitcher and frankly we needed that tonight. The Yankees are the epitome of a professional ballclub and Humber mowed through them like something that mows through professional ballclubs.
Alex Rios finally busted his 0-for-21 slump with a single in… whatever inning that was. It was awesome, during the first inning they showed Adam Dunn kneeling on the top step of the dugout and he had a huge smile on his face. My sister looked at him and said “He seems awfully chipper for a big fat loser.” Then he drives in the Sox’s first run since the seventh inning of that Friday night game back in 1997. (It felt like that, anyway.) 
As I mentioned before, huge appearances out of the bullpen by Chris Sale and Sergio Santos. They’ll both get three points for their clutch performances. 

Bullpen Points Leaderboard
1. Sergio Santos – 13 points
2. Will Ohman – 9 points
3. Jesse Crain – 8 points
3. Chris Sale – 8 points
4. Will Ohman – 7 points
5. Tony Pena – 5 points
6. Jeff Gray – 4 points
7. Matt Thornton – 1 point

Santos is showing no signs of coming down from the top of this leaderboard. I’m extremely proud of this guy so far this year and I’m hoping beyond hope that he doesn’t let me down like Thornton has. 
Our next game will be tomorrow against these same New York Yankees. Gavin Floyd (2-1, 4.00) will go against Ivan Nova (1-2, 7.63) at 6:05 Central time. 
Hopefully tonight’s win was a sign of good things to come. Stellar starting pitching, solid fundamentals on the basepaths and on defense, and two much-needed (especially in the situation) shutdown innings out of the bullpen. 
Don’t stop now, boys!
Go Sox!!

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