I was thinking what every other baseball fan was thinking tonight, The Sox have NO chance against Stephen Strasburg. Were we right? Yes, but a big thank you is in order for Drew Storen for giving the Sox the lead and what would eventually be the win.
The Sox started out hot in the first inning. Juan Pierre started the game with a single, then Omar Vizquel moved Juan to 3rd and put himself on 2nd with a double. Alex Rios then stepped up and grounded out, but that would be good enough to give the Sox the 1-0 lead.
It was not until the 7th when Gavin Floyd would give up his first and only run of the game. The run coming off an RBI double by Adam Dunn, scoring Ryan Zimmerman. That is all the Nasty Nats would get though, In the 11th it was the hot hitting Alex Rios who once again would untie the ballgame, this time with an infield single to 3rd scoring Mark Kotsay, Rios then advanced to 2nd on the throwing error by Zimmerman.
The real story of the game was the pitching, on both sides. For the Nationals, Strasburg was brilliant once again as he went 7 innings allowing just 4 hits and 1 run. Strasburg struck out 10 which gave him the record for most strike outs in a rookie’s first 3 games. For the White Sox Gavin Floyd was excellent again. Floyd went 8 innings allowing 4 hits, 1 run as he struck out 5.