Twins Ask The White Sox ‘ Would You Like A Dustpan For That Sweep?’

 

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After their second game was postponed Wednesday due to rain, the White Sox set out to beat the Minnesota Twins after a 7-2 loss Tuesday. The Sox’s starting pitcher Derek Holland took on Twins Phil Hughes in an effort to break their four-game losing streak. It seems as if after their World Series win in 2005, they’ve had a hard time getting back to becoming the champions they once were.

 

News Before The Game:

Theo Epstein shot down the idea of the Cubs and White Sox becoming trade partners. But with what’s been happening so far in the season involving both teams, it may not seem like such a bad idea. Maybe he’ll reconsider.

Pre-Game:

Inning 1

Let’s get ready for some baseball.

Inning 2

The first inning was difficult to watch. Two home runs left a sour taste in the mouth of the White Sox and that taste stuck with them into the second.

Inning 3

With a number of home runs within the first two innings, the Twins made the game as one-sided as a 2D drawing.

Inning 4 

The White Sox are finally on the board after three innings of a 6-0 score. It’s starting to look like a ball game again.

Inning 5

The White Sox are beginning to pick up the pace with some base hits and a home run to shorten the score gap 7-5.

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Inning 6

A close game is more entertaining than what we’ve seen in the first four innings. The White Sox have switched out Holland for Anthony Swarzak, pitching against Tyler Duffey.

Inning 7

With each remaining inning, it became more apparent that the Twins battery life is at 30 percent as the White Sox are fully charged.

 

Inning 8

The White Sox are trying hard break their losing streak. Momentum now even between the two teams with the difference maker of one-point.

Inning 9

If you took a bottle of soda and shake it for an hour it still wouldn’t match the amount of pressure these two teams are having as we’re in the final inning with one-point still between them.

Post-Game

In a post-game conference, White Sox manager Rick Renteria said that he was proud of the way his guys fought through the game, even though people thought it was over in the fourth. Wrong size gloves and dropped balls he said contributed to tonight’s loss but is still happy with their effort.

“Despite the loss, I’m very proud of the way they continued to play and them service well moving forward because there’s still a lot of baseball left,” said Renteria.

He goes on to defend his choice to use David Robertson early in the game as it helped the team’s comeback. Holland felt that the loss was on him because he didn’t do enough in the game.

“I did what I needed to do to get back into the groove, but it just wasn’t quite good enough. When you don’t execute your pitches the way you should, it’s going to make this a lot harder for those guys to come back,” he said.

The White Sox now lost a total of five straight games. They prepare to play the San Diego Padres tomorrow.

 

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The Wizards Fight To Get A Win Against The Celtics

Tonight was one of the most physical games in the Eastern Conference semifinals as the Celtics lost Game 3 against the Wizards. Coming in with a 2-0 lead in the series, the Celtics strived to dominate Bradley Beal and John Wall in Game 3. They wanted to go in and keep the streak but the Wizards had a trick up their sleeve and his name is Wall.

First Quarter

 

Second Quarter

This is no longer basketball, but a brawl waiting to happen following two close calls. The highlight of the night took place during this quarter as Kelly Oubre and Kelly Olynyk got physical following a floppy pick, showing how intense the series between the two teams has become.

Third Quarter

This quarter belonged to Marcin Gortat, as he made sure that every shot and layup made its way into the hole. Wall became the flash as he drove past the Celtics, either scoring points or getting goal-tending calls in his favor. Honorable mention to Markieff Morris, who scored off a clean alley hoop.

Fourth Quarter

The heat was back on when Terry Rozier and Brandon Jennings had their share of physical interaction during the beginning of the fourth. Both of them were ejected from the game. The momentum died during the quarter as the teams appeared to be both physically and emotionally drained.

With the Wizards on the board with the series now 2-1, will they hold onto that drive going into Game 4 on Sunday? Until then, there’s no word if Oubre will receive a one-game suspension following his actions tonight. The Celtics will have to come up with a demolition plan to break Wall down.