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Baseball Sat Sep 19 2009

It Goes From Bad To Worse For Sox

If there was any chance of the White Sox making the playoffs it may have just rode off into the sunset especially after two very costly losses to teams they shouldn't even be losing to in the first place. Their woes on the West Coast continued as they went 2-4 on their latest trip and it included another 14 inning loss to the Seattle.

There have been whispers about whether or not Bobby Jenks still has it or not. He may have answered some of those questions after blowing his second save in less than a week. Jenks blew a 3-1 lead in Anaheim, which they eventually won in extras. However, it was not the case in Seattle. Jenks gave up two home runs in the bottom of the 9th, with two outs no less. It was a first for him as he had never given up back to back home runs.

If Sox manager Ozzie Guillen wasn't mad before that game would be the one that sent him over the edge and sure enough it did. Guillen was livid with the effort put forth by his players in the series finale in Seattle on Thursday and he made his feelings known as only he could.

They held a team meeting before last night's game, and it must've fallen on deaf ears because they were pounded 11-0 by the Kansas City Royals. Mark Buehrle continued to slide since throwing a perfect game in July. He is 1-6 since then, not something he would've hoped for after mystifying the Rays hitters. Last night he surrendered five runs in six innings and all of them were earned.

They have now lost three in a row and missed yet another opportunity to gain ground on Detroit, who has been scuffling as of late. The Sox sit six and a half games back in third behind Detroit and Minnesota. Despite all the things that have seemingly gone wrong with this team, there is a bright spot for fans to hang their hats on.

Jake Peavy is making his White Sox debut tonight against Kansas City. Peavy, who was acquired at the trade deadline, hasn't pitched a single inning for the Southsiders. As you recall he has been on the disabled list since they traded for him.

Peavy will look to stop the Sox three game slide. He is 6-6 with an ERA just under four. He will be opposed by Dusty Hughes, who is 0-0 with a 3.38 ERA.

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