Friday, October 07, 2005


A bases loaded/no outs situation is worth, on average, 2.3 runs. That was the mess Orlando Hernandez came into in the 6th inning, and the White Sox were only up 4-3. Once I was through hurling expletives at Damaso Marte, I said to myself that I'd be thrilled if the White Sox managed to get out of the inning with the score tied.

In one of the tensest innings I've ever witnessed, El Duque managed to get out of the jam without allowing a run. The count went to 3-2 on the last two hitters of the inning, much to the chagrin of my life expectancy.

Hernandez breezed through the 7th and 8th, and Bobby Jenks made it look just as easy in the 9th. Unbelievable.