Monday, May 24, 2004

One More Thing About This Weekend

One of the main reasons I started this blog was that the newspapers always seemed to leave out important details in their game reports. I haven't been able to watch a lot of games this year, but did catch most of the 9-1 loss on Saturday.

In that game, the sox were down 4-1 in the fourth when Paul Konerko came up with two men on and one out. I don't remember the pitch count, but Konerko tagged a Radke off-speed pitch that hooked just left of the left field fair pole. The Sox were within a couple feet of tying the game at 4.

Konerko ended up striking out and the Sox didn't score. Guillen had his second tier relievers eat up some innings and the Sox ended up losing in a route. But if Konerko keeps that ball fair the whole complexion of the game changes.

To me, that was a key moment of the game and it doesn't even get mentioned in the Trib. Maybe they could print one less Cub article and give the Sox an extra paragraph to print more game details.