@SoxNerd Blog for May 21 as we wait for official of the signing of our lord and savior Luis Robert …
*ABOUT LAST NIGHT: Some Nerd nuggets and gems from around the web coming out of Saturday night’s 14-1 win at Seattle …
–Willy Garcia became the 628th player to homer for the Sox with his first career blast in the seventh inning.
–The 16 runs were the most the Sox ever scored in Seattle. Their previous best was 14 in a win in 1990 at the Kingdome.
–Every Sox player except Willy Garcia had two hits. … Every Sox player scored at least one run
*SOX STUMPER: This is the trivia question I flashed on the Sox scoreboard for the team’s last home game on this date a year ago: Who portrayed Sox pitcher Monty Stratton, born on this date in 1912, in the 1949 movie “The Stratton Story?”
*SEATTLE SLAYER: Things look promising today.
Derek Holland, today’s Sox starter, is 12-6 with a 3.71 ERA in 25 games (21 starts) lifetime vs. the Mariners.
He owns more wins against Seattle than against any club and is 4-3 with a 3.09 ERA at Safeco.
*SOX ALMANAC: On this date in 1976, Bucky Dent went 4-for-4 with two RBIs and Ken Brett and Clay Carroll combined on a four-hitter in the White Sox 6-0 win – their fourth straight — over the A’s before 22,240 at Comiskey Park.
Brett gave up one hit in five innings while Carroll earned his third save with four innings of three-hit work.
*STUMPER ANSWER: Jimmy Stewart