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Tale of the Tape ’05 Edition: White Sox 4, Padres 2

by Sox On 35th Contributors

With the start of the White Sox regular season postponed due to coronavirus concerns, NBC Sports Chicago has decided to re-air 70 victories from the 2005 season from now until June. Here at Sox On 35th, we will also be following along and recapping those games for you in our Tale of the Tape series.

Date of Game: June 10th, 2005

Already leading the American League in wins, Jon Garland continued his dominant season in San Diego as the Sox improved to 41-19. As if getting win number ten wasn’t enough, Garland chipped in offensively as well with an RBI single in the second. The White Sox later saw three solid innings from the bullpen as they edge the Padres 4-2.

W: Jon Garland (10-2) | L: Woody Williams (2-4) | S: Dustin Hermanson (15)

Click here for the box score

The Good

  • Joe Crede (3B): 2-for-3, RBI, run
  • A.J. Pierzynski (C): 2-for-4, HR, RBI, run
  • Jon Garland (P): 1-for-2, RBI, run

The Bad

  • Top of the Sox order goes a combined 2-for-16 with 4 K
    • Podsednik, Iguchi, Rowand, Konerko

Moment of the Game

When an American League pitcher chips in with the bat, it’s always memorable. Jon Garland’s RBI single is the game’s key moment by a long shot. Garland only had seven runs batted in during his entire career.

Stats On 35th – Let’s Break This One Down by the Numbers


No one really lit the world on fire in the category of WPA, but Jon Garland’s 7 innings of work earned him the highest percentage of the game, 33.0.


The catcher position is one the White Sox had struggled to find consistent hitting at since the days of Carlton Fisk. However, with his homer, A.J. Pierzynski got to nine on the season. This was a nice change of pace.


Garland’s win brings him to double-digits, making it 10 on the year.

Looking Ahead:

Next up, we turn back the clock to June 12th, 2005 as the Sox once again take on the Padres. NBC Sports Chicago will have a new start time, as Sox Rewind will now kickoff at 7:00 pm. As always, check back here at Sox On 35th for the recap!

Player of the Game

Today’s Player of the Game is Jon Garland for getting it done both on the mound and at the plate.

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