Let's start with this: this game was not good for the Cubs.
The offense didn't show up and everyone named Travis Wood was pretty not great on the mound (three straight walks?). But let's look at the positives because I don't like negatives. First, Kyle Hendricks was great again. Second, the White Sox throwback uniforms looked to remain in tact tonight. And third, it's a nice night out in Chicago?
White Sox got things going first in this one as Jose Abreu lined a shot to Dexter Fowler scoring Adam Eaton. Sox lead 1-0 after 1.
Cubs had a chance in the top of 2nd. After loading the bases and with 2 outs, Dexter Fowler popped up behind the backstop on a 3-2 count to end the inning. Scoring didn't happen.
Eaton added onto to the score in the bottom of 5th after homering. White Sox lead 2-0.
With the bases loaded in the bottom of the 6th, Wood walked in another run putting up the Sox 3-0.
This was your final score of the game. Plain and simple, the Cubs offense didn't really show up tonight. Let's hope Wrigley bring back some of that magic.
James Shields isn't good
He's so lucky. Seriously. So many walks. So little runs. I don't get it. It really doesn't make a lot of sense to me. But that's baseball I suppose.
Look at the White Sox jerseys tonight. They were totally in tact. There was no cuts, no shreds, no nothing. Instead they were looking pretty good. I think that may have had something to do with the game tonight. Perhaps the Cubs hitters were looking for a tattered team. They didn't get that. They got a team that freaking shut them out.
I don't like this series
As far as analysis goes, this is terrible. But let me just air my grievances. I hate this series. I hate it so much. I hate it with everything in me. I remember being a kid and being in a crowded bathroom at Wrigley when the Sox where "in town." Sammy Sosa was 0-3 to that point and a guy to the left of me and my dad yelled, "Hey Sammy sucks!" It took everything in me to tell him that, in fact, he didn't suck. He was the best player I could name. But I didn't. I stayed silent and was just mad the rest of the day.
Anyway, I always think of that moment of people yelling stupid things about professional athletes in their own town. I decided at that moment that I didn't like this series. Honestly the Sox are fine. We are all Chicago. But man, people get way into this.
Onto tomorrow I suppose.
Three stars of the game:
Honestly, I'm too upset to create a three stars of the game. The Cubs didn't show up and Adam Eaton had a homer. Whatever. Create your own three stars.
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