August 3, 2007

Crazy 8’s

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball

In an inning that can only be called crazy, the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox combined for a whopping 16 runs and, fittingly, scored eight apiece. Even better, Roger Clemens was booed off of the mound when Joe Torre pulled him after giving up the eight-spot. In all fairness to the Rocket, only three of the runs were earned. So, in Yankee-offensive-explosion fashion, they came up in the bottom of the inning and racked up eight runs of their own. Clemens’ counterpart Jon Garland didn’t fare as well as his figure eight all came in legitimately.

The 16-run second inning was tied for the fifth highest scoring inning in MLB history falling short of the two 17 run innings, an 18 run affair and the Indians and Red Sox 19 run record. Historians were also cheated by A-Rod who failed to hit his 500th career home run which, when it happens, will make him the youngest player in history to reach the feat.

The game ended with the Sox coming out on top 13-9 since New York couldn’t manage to put anything together against the Chicago relievers.

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