We all know that it’s been a season to forget on the South Side, but our spirits were raised a bit this afternoon with the South Siders’ 8-4 triumph over the first-place Tigers. Today’s win and the series victory showed there is still some life in the Sox with six games left in this lost season. It just could be that the troops took Ozzie’s Saturday tirade to heart.
The game also represented an important milestone in the career of rookie Daniel Hudson. The 2008 fifth-round draft choice, who started the season in low A ball, gained his first major league victory by giving up only two runs on three hits in six innings of work. Offensively, Carlos Quentin and Gordon Beckham led the way. Quentin hit his second three-run homer in as many days and Beckham went 2 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored.
The Sox could still reach the .500 mark by sweeping the Indians and Tigers, but we all know that’s a longshot. Hopefully, though, we’ll end the season on a positive note to give the club some confidence that things will be better in 2010.