Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Your 2008 AL Central Divison Champs, the White Sox

It took 163 games, but only one home run to decide the faith of the 2008 American League Central.

Who saw John Danks' brilliant performance coming? He took a no-hitter into the 5th, and pitched 8 full, scoreless innings with just 2 hits for the White Sox in a high-pressure situation. J.D. did it all on 3 days' rest, and finished off the regular season with the lowest ERA of all White Sox Starters.

Bobby Jenks came in the 9th to keep the score 1-0. A strikeout and a groundout had the Sox one out away from the Division win. All it took was a diving catch by defensive substitution Brian Anderson to end the game! SOX WIN!

Jim Thome scored the only run on a solo home run- a dead-center, monster shot over the head of Carlos Gomez. Although the Sox couldn't capitalize on all other hits and walks, thanks to some flawless pitching, it was enough to keep the Sox in the lead.

Just as the White Sox planned it. They won the division. They sent the Twinkies home with their tails between their legs despite strong outings by both Blackburn and Nathan.

Yes, just like we planned it. [Pale Hose 8's Juan Uribe]

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