Monday, June 1, 2009

5/31/09 Chicago White Sox 7, Kansas City Royals 4

Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, MO
Game 3 of 3

A very exciting, neck-and-neck game – I really thought the Royals would pull this one off late in the game but nearly in the same fashion as a spring training game between the same two teams, the White Sox raged hard during the 9th inning to finish them off.

CWS 7 11 1
KC 4 10 0

It was my chance to see Zack Greinke shine on a WGN Sox broadcast…I sat through the most annoying Hawk Harrelson calling the game to see Zack, and I wasn’t disappointed – 7K, 0BB, 8H and 3ER in 7 innings of work. Not his best plate appearance, but a formidable drive nonetheless. Danks held his own against Greinke; apparently it was John Bale who earned the L by allowing runners to reach before being replaced by Juan Cruz, who gave up the game-winning double by Chris Getz.

More than anything, scoring this game was truly a testament to my strength in staying with a WGN White Sox telecast for the entire game. Hawk Harrelson…his annoying chirps of glee and ridiculous nickname assignment (nearly ‘affectionate’ in an unflattering, uncomfortable way) was gruesome to endure. Next time I try this live, I think I would be better off listening to the radio broadcast and watching the TV feed simultaneously. Even worse than dealing with the ESPN bozo team of Joe Morgan and Jon Miller…

I scored this game on 8/15/09

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