As if to answer point by point my blog post from yesterday, came an answer in the form of today’s game against the D.Backs.
John Danks pitched extremely well, despite some infield bobbling in the first inning or so. Regardless, 3 runs in 6 innings, only some of them earned, and Johnny looked like he was doing pretty well.
Some good news, despite all the downpour of negativity I mentioned yesterday: Mark Kotsay is a rockstar! Honestly, the man must be batting .400, and he can hit anybody. Well… In Spring Training, that is. Gordon Beckham seems to be holding his own. And so is Andruw Jones. As for Carlos Quentin, he had a handful of hits that placated me for the time being.
And, hey, even Mark Teahen tried to shut me up. He homered today to widen the gap in the score and to show that he is not dying in the White Sox organization, he is simply trying to fill Josh Fields’ shoes. On that note, Brian Anderson is hitting .368 in Spring Training with the Royals. That blows Scotty Pods’ .355 out of the water. (And, sadly, Chris Getz’s .182)
An interview with Don Cooper attempted to address my pitching concerns. He said that no one would get to see their full pitching repertoire, and the usual shpeal. Regardless, what explanation is there for Bobby Jenks’ continued shaky performance on the mound?
Overall, today was a good day. The Sox addressed some of our concerns and gave us a glimmer of hope. The offense looked alive, the pitching did alright for itself, and the way-too-close-to-the-dugout camera only caught about 30 swear-words on film.