Chicago White Sox Bullpen, Lineup Make Them Must-See TV


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John Danks pitches better at home than on the road for the Chicago White Sox this season. He continued that trend Saturday afternoon against the New York Yankees.

Danks kept Yankees batters off-balance and runners off base, walking none and allowing only three hits. He retired twelve in a row from the top of the fourth until the top of the eighth, turning in a great start and helping manager Robin Ventura limit his use of the bullpen.

The White Sox still had to use the bullpen, however, and what we then witnessed on Saturday, combined with what we saw Friday, proved that the Chicago White Sox are the most entertaining team in Major League Baseball.

It is appropriate we learn of this with the New York Yankees in town, for it was Yankee Hall-of-Fame catcher Yoga Berra who said, “It ain’t over till it’s over.”

The combination of thunder throughout the White Sox lineup and an unreliable bullpen makes no lead safe.

Adam  Dunn provided the entertaining thunder on Friday night, and the White Sox bullpen, handed a 3-0 lead in the night,  proved unreliable, providing entertainment until the very and on Saturday.

In calling the White Sox “entertaining,” I do not mean that White Sox fans will always find them easy to watch, uplifting, or even fun. I simply mean that we have to suppress our reflex to flinch and watch anyway, because until that last out is made, there is always the chance for the lead to change hands.

Keep on tuning in, and keep the Alka-Seltzer close.