Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 3/19/12

The White Sox had a successful St. Patrick’s Day weekend defeating the Seattle Mariners and crosstown rival Cubs. These victories mark the first time the team has won two games in a row during Spring Training. These wins put the team’s total at 5-10, which is by no means satisfactory, but there is still plenty of time to fall into a groove before opening day.

Peavy showing flashes of his old self

Although he has had a slow start this Spring Training, Jake Peavy rebounded Saturday against the Mariners by pitching five hitless innings while the White Sox enjoyed a 5-0 victory.  Alternate shortstop Eduardo Escobar added run support with a three run bomb in addition to RBIs by Paul Konerko and Alex Rios. Escobar has six RBIs which ties him for team leader with Adam Dunn surprisingly.

Yesterday’s contest against the Cubs didn’t go so smoothly despite the positive overall result. The Sox drove in five runs in the sixth inning thanks to Dan Johnson’s home run and Gordon Beckham’s two-run single.

However, the Cubs tied it up at five runs apiece in the eighth inning after Sox pitchers Leyson Septimo and Simon Castro each issued a walk with the bases loaded. Thankfully, Jordan Danks’ two-run shot in the tenth inning secured a White Sox victory.

There are numerous things to be taken away from these two games, but the most important would have to be the continued focus on pitching. Even though Peavy was fantastic on Saturday, the ill timed walks on Saturday are representative of the struggling middle relief. The Sox have had problems so far with throwing strikes at key moments and yesterday was no exception.

The White Sox have Tuesday off before returning to preseason action against the Mariners on Wednesday and a split squad matchup against the fellow AL Central Kansas City Royals on Thursday.

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