Friday, August 6, 2010

Sox Sample Sale Stinks

Well, that didn't work.

In his highly anticipated* Major League debut, the White Sox Chris Sale came on to start the bottom of the 8th of a 1-1 game versus the Orioles.

*at least here

He proceeded to walk Brian Roberts, give up a single to shallow center by Nick Markakis, and get removed for Tony Peña.

Seven pitches, Ozzie only gave him 7 pitches.

Peña, on the other hand was left in for 44 pitches over 2 2/3 innings, as he proceeded to lose the game in the 10th.

We still expect Chris Sale to be useful and improve on his career WHIP which currently sits at an unsightly infinity.

At least Sale didn't bomb the way Chris Perez did in his first game as an Indian.

Personally speaking, I have never been more disappointed in a reliever than when I was in Section 512 on April 10, 2004, when Andy Pratt walked both batters he faced and took the loss against his former mates.

I was already upset that the Cubs gave up Juan Cruz for this guy.

At the time, lifelong friend Weino sagely said "Never make a pitching trade with Atlanta".

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