Former White Sox Jake Peavy has World Series loss; Game 2 thoughts
Oct 22, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jake Peavy walks to the dugout after being relieved in the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals during game two of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
Even though the World Series has had two games decided by at least five runs, I’ve throughly enjoyed this series thus far, but I’m not sure exactly why.
Neither game has really been that close once the final out has been recorded, but what I think it is with the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants is they both have the offensive presence to make a comeback in any given inning … which makes it fun to watch.
As for former White Sox starter Jake Peavy, who started Game 2 of the World Series for the Giants … he didn’t fare so well.
In five innings, he allowed four earned runs on six hits and two walks. He has just one strikeout in the 7-2 loss by the Giants.
The win by KC tied the series at 1-1, so we are guaranteed at least a five-game Fall Classic.
Speaking of this World Series, though, one player White Sox fans might want to keep an eye on is Pablo Sandoval, who was 1-for-4 with one run in Game 2 for the Giants.
Oct 22, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval hits a double against the Kansas City Royals in the fourth inning during game two of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
With his hit being a double, he now has six doubles this postseason, including two in the Series. For the postseason, Sandoval is batting .346 and in the Fall Classic is batting .444 in two games thus far.
Sandoval is a free agent after the conclusion of the World Series and could be the left-handed bat the White Sox are looking for, even though he plays third base, a position the White Sox currently have filled by Conor Gillaspie.
A bat like Sandoval would be nice to have, but more importantly, he could be the veteran player the White Sox need as a leader with the departure of Paul Konerko after he retired this past season.
Sandoval batted .279 in 157 games this season as a third baseman for the Giants, but he seems to turn up his game in the postseason, and having someone on the roster who knows what it takes to win multiple World Series championships is something the White Sox could use either at third base or even to fill in the designated hitter role in ’15.
It is just a thought. What are you thinking about Sandoval?
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