Pierzynski and Mackowiak come through on Polish-American Night

Last night I was at the first Polish-American night at U.S. Cellular Field. Festivities included Polka Bands pre-game, the anthem sung in Polish dress, members of the PNA throwing out the first pitch, and Pierzynski and Mackowiak hitting home runs. I don’t think that the last two were scripted, but they might as well have been. Pierzynski hit a three run shot to put the Sox up 3-0, and then Mackowiak added a two run shot to give the Sox a three run lead in the eighth. The Sox won the game 6-4. Vazquez pitched a good game, but he could never top what happened the night before. He did keep the Sox in the game until the ninth inning. He lost his no-hit bid early when Sammy Sosa hit career home run #692 in the second inning. He did not give up another hit until the sixth when he ran into trouble. Matt Thornton got the win, and Big Bobby Jenks came in and got the save in the ninth. I had a lot of fun with the Polish theme, and will try and get back next year. The Sox are having some good promotions, and seem to be doing the right things to keep the fans coming back. The Sox are now at .5oo, and now face Detroit who is leading the league. We will learn a lot the next couple of days.


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