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White Sox Thu May 21 2009
Despite winning their first series this month the White Sox fall back on bad times losing to the Twins 20-1. Bartolo Colon was god awful lasting only two innings but only surrendering one earned run. It was his defense that failed him. Wilson Betemit who was replacing Josh Fields, the newest member of Ozzie Guillen's doghouse, committed an error that opened the flood gates in the second.
A throwing error allowed the inning to continue which allowed the Twins to have a seven run inning. The game became out of reach at this point and it only got worse from there. The bullpen didn't do any better either. The Twins scored in all but three innings. Sox relievers gave up a six spot in the sixth and a four spot in the seventh.
The only bright spot in this game was when Carlos Quentin entered the game as a replacement for Jim Thome. He would knock in the games only run in the bottom of the eighth with an RBI single. Quentin hasn't played since Friday night in Toronto. He has been suffering from plantar fasciitis injury. The artificial turf in Toronto wasn't making the injury feel any better either.
The big news for the Sox today wasn't what happened on the field, but off the field. In a shocking move White Sox GM Kenny Williams has proposed a possible trade that would bring 2007 Cy Young winner Jake Peavy to the Southside.
It would be a 4-for-1 swap with the San Diego Padres. The Sox would get Peavy and the Padres would get newly anointed fifth starter Clayton Richards, pitching prospect Aaron Poreda, reliever Lance Broadway, plus a players to be named later. The only thing that didn't make this a done deal was Peavy's no trade clause. Adding Peavy would give the Sox the best rotation in the American League Central. He would be a huge upgrade over Bartolo Colon.
Peavy has also expressed his desire to stay in the National League if he were to be traded. It would be a major steal for the Sox to acquire Peavy who has been coveted by their crosstown rivals the Chicago Cubs.
With this embarrassing loss the Southsiders slip to 17-23 and are six and a half out of first behind the white hot Detroit Tigers. They open up their interleague schedule against the Pittsburgh Pirates who have won five in a row. Gavin Floyd (2-4) will take on Pittsburgh's Zach Duke (5-3). Game time is 7:11 p.m.