Tim Wakefield was denied his 200th career win tonight in Chicago, as he was outpitched by Gavin Floyd, as the White Sox won 3-1, in just 2 hours and ten minutes.
Win #200 would have been a nice early 45th birthday present for Wake (his actually birthday is this Tuesday), but the Sox could manage just three hits, one of which was a solo homer by Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Wake went seven innings, and allowed all three Chicago runs, one on a sacrifice fly (after a wild pitch), and a two run shot by A.J. Pierzynski.
The Red Sox did little else against Floyd. They loaded the bases in the sixth, but Kevin Youkilis was caught looking, on a very dubious call. They did not get a man on base the rest of the night.
The hitting streak is over for Dustin Pedroia, as he went 0-for-4. It ends at 25 games.
Adrian Gonzalez sat out the game with a stiff neck, and is day-to-day.
Now, you might be wondering about the title of this post. It's not just the silent Red Sox bats. Well, for the first time in a very long time, I watched an entire baseball game on TV with no sound on (excluding being in crowded bars). Tonight's MLB Extra Innings package had the White Sox TV feed, and you know what that means: the worst duo doing a regular MLB team broadcast: Ken Harrelson and Steve Stone.
I absolutely, categorically, positively refuse to allow those homers to wave their White Sox pom-poms while I have to watch a Red Sox-White Sox game. They are an embarrassment to all good White Sox fans out there. So off went the sound. And it was quite enjoyable.
But I do have some good news for all of you who have the Extra Innings package for the rest of the series. Tomorrow's game will be broadcast on WGN for the White Sox, so that means the EI package will have NESN, as they never show any games that are on WGN. And on Sunday, EI will once again have the White Sox feed, but the Red Sox-White Sox contest will be also on TBS, on their Sunday afternoon weekly game.