White Sox 9, Phillies 1
Game 126 - Tuesday Night, August 23rd in Chicago
Record - 58-68, 4th place, 15 1/2 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: Jake Thompson and the Phillies were pummeled by the White Sox, losing soundly by a score of 9-1.
What It Means: Thompson owns a 9.78 ERA over his first four Major League starts.
What Happened: The young pitcher lasted five innings, allowing seven runs on eight hits. Carlos Ruiz served as the DH for this game, going 0 for 3 with a strikeout.
Featured Card: This was the team's first trip to Chicago to play the White Sox since the 2004 season. In the first game of that series on June 8th, the White Sox won 14-11 but the Phillies came back to win the second game 13-10. A rain-out forced the delay of the third game until August 30th, and the Phils dropped that game 9-8.
Playing the Thompson role in that first game back in 2004 was Ryan Madson, who allowed six runs on six hits in 2/3 of an inning. Amaury Telemaco relieved Madson, and he allowed four more runs in 2 1/3 innings.
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