It was strange the first time, then comical the second: In the fourth inning of Tuesday's 2-1 White Sox win over the Red Sox, Jake Peavy threw over to first base twice in a row with former teammate Adam Dunn on base.
It was a nice comical diversion from an otherwise dull evening (until the bottom of the ninth), and one Dunn -- who's good friends with Peavy -- laughed about after the game.
"I don’t know what he was doing, actually," Dunn said. "Yeah, that was interesting but – I don’t know, I don’t know. I’m always in the stands or looking at something, so he probably assumed that I wasn’t paying attention and get a cheap one."
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Tuesday was Peavy's first game back in Chicago since the White Sox shipped him to Boston in a mid-season trade last year, though Dunn said any lingering weirdness from facing Peavy went away after the first pitch of their first meeting.
Dunn went 0-3 with a strikeout against Peavy after the trade last September, though on Tuesday his second inning solo home run accounted for the only run Peavy allowed in his six innings of work. After the game, Peavy offered a light-hearted take on the home run hit by one of his better friends from his days with the White Sox.
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"I mean, his bat broke. We broke his bat. You normally will take your chances when that happens," Peavy chuckled. "Most people aren't as strong as he is.
"He always said this ballpark played big to fair, and I'm going to go ahead and go on the record and have fun with him tonight, tell him that in big to fair ballparks, broken bat homers don't get out."