Daily White Sox Review
April 11: Detroit 5, White Sox 2
The Good: Not a whole lot. Contreras pitched a pretty good game. I’ll take 6 and two-thirds and 4 earned runs most nights. Carlos Quentin continues to hit well, getting on base three times. Brian Anderson made his first start of the season and looked good both at the plate and in the field. Jerry Owens better get back soon because I really don’t see a spot for him on this team if the play of Quentin and Anderson continues.
The Bad: Well, the offense got a total of 3 hits, so thats not good. The worst thing that happened to the Sox last night was the injury to Dontrelle Willis; I would rather of seen him in there for another 5 or 6 innings rather than the guys they brought in from the bullpen. The home plate umpiring was horrible last night, as both teams consistently had problems with the strike zone. And once again, Thome continues to look really bad. I don’t know if he needs a night off or what.
Final thought: Well, the Tigers played a great game all around last night. They came up with two-out runs, hit in situations, and pitched fantastically. It was easily their best played game of the year. They’re a talented team and thats going to happen.