The good: Well, not much. Jim Gallagher had a two-out RBI double to increase his spring average to .538. What does that do for you? Paul Konerko and Carlos Quentin also had two-out RBIs. Both are hitting over .300. Most of the Sox veterans that stuck around after the game seemed pleased that A.J. Pierzynski's Florida Gators lost to Butler in the Elite Eight.
The bad: Lefty Will Ohman had a rocky inning, giving up three runs on three hits, including a solo home run. Lastings Milledge, still battling for the final roster spot, had one hit but flew out to shallow right with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth. His competition Brent Lillibridge came in to play second, and walked and struck out in the ninth.
Beyond the box score: Ozzie Guillen said the decision over the final roster spots has been made, but he can’t divulge the details just yet. After he spoke to the media, speculation was raised that Saturday’s starting pitcher Jeff Marquez could be the odd guy out and the Sox would open up with 11 pitchers.
Up next: Mark Buehrle takes on the Brewers and their starter Marco Estrada in Maryvale. More importantly, Jake Peavy throws off the mound in the morning at Camelback Ranch. It will be his first work off a mound since his last start on March 19.