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White Sox Thu Apr 08 2010

Peavy So-So, Sox Lose 5-3

It wasn't the way Jake Peavy wanted his first start of 2010 to go. Peavy was less than stellar in his first outing in front of the home crowd Wednesday night at U.S. Cellular Field. The Sox offense spotted Peavy with three runs early. Two of those runs came off the bat of Paul Konerko who hit his second home run of the season in the bottom of the third inning. The offense went cold after that. They were not able to take advantage of the six walks issued by Indians starter Fausto Carmona.

Unfortunately, Peavy would give-up the 3-0 lead in the fourth inning surrendering three runs of his own. He threw 106 pitches in just five innings of work. Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was forced to go to his bullpen early after the departure of Peavy in the fifth. The bullpen wouldn't be much help though as they allowed the Indians to score two runs in final four innings.

The Southsiders are depending on Peavy to be the Peavy of old. The same Peavy that won the National League Cy Young in 2007. Granted it was only his first start of the new season, however, if he continues to pitch the way he did tonight the highly touted Sox pitching staff won't be looked upon so fondly.

The rubber match of this series takes place tomorrow night as the Sox Gavin Floyd (0-0) will face the Indians Justin Masterson (0-0). First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. CT.

 
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