In case you missed it (and you probably did since it happened in the wee small hours of the morning and it was an EXHIBITION GAME), here’s a look back at the White Sox colossal ninth-inning on Sunday:
*The Sox entered the top of the ninth inning trailing 3-1. Fourteen runs later, they had a commanding lead in what turned out to be a 15-5 Cactus League win at Camelback Ranch-Glendale.
*The 14 runs in the one inning were two more than the Sox scored in their previous three games.
*Jason Bourgeois was the Sox hitting star in the inning. The journeyman outfielder hit a three-run homer and added a two-run single in the frame.
*Also posting hits in the inning were Danny Hayes, Luis Alexander Basabe, Nick Basto, Yoan Moncada and Jake Peter.
*Bourgeois is best known in Sox annals as the last player in team history to hit safely in the old Yankee Stadium (Sept. 18, 2006).
*Bourgeois and Matt Davidson were the only Sox players with big league experience who batted in the inning.
*Catcher Alfredo Gonzalez started the inning by reaching on an error. The frame ended when Moncada grounded out to first.
*The Sox used seven hits, two sacrifice flies, a sacrifice bunt and two hit batters in the inning.
*The Dodgers committed four errors and used four pitchers in the frame.
*The Sox scored the tying run on an Adam Engel bunt. The go-ahead run crossed on Basabe’s single.
*In the regular season, the Sox record for runs in an inning was 13 in the fourth on Sept. 26, 1943 at Washington. The Sox record for runs in the ninth inning is 11 set on Aug. 19, 1970 at Fenway Park.
*The SoxNerd appreciated Ed Farmer’s enthusiasm on the WLS broadcast. The Nerd also appreciated that he was able to watch the game in his home on Spectrum SportsNet LA even though those events are usually blacked out.