Posted at 9:57 AM on October 24, 2005
by Ben Tesch
Things are backwards in Chicago. The White Sox win Game 2 by a walk off homerun by Scott Podsednik, a guy who had none in over 550 regular season at-bats. It is his second homerun of the playoffs. It was also off a pitcher who had given up only 1 home run to his last 160 hitters, yet had also given up the game-winning homer by Pujols the last time he pitched. The White Sox also have a guy who has two stolen bases in the playoffs who had none in the regular season.
"We're all goofed up," Pierzynski said. "We've got it all backwards. He's supposed to steal bases, and I'm supposed to hit the home runs."
"We're playing upside-down baseball," said center fielder Aaron Rowand. "But that's been our story. There's always somebody doing something he's not accustomed to doing."
Will the breaks keep going the White Sox way? Who's going to be the first to ask if this series is being thrown like the last time they won?