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White Sox Sun May 02 2010

Sox Lose To Yankees 3-12: At Least It Wasn't A Shutout

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Confession: I didn't watch the first Yankees-White Sox game Friday because I was getting ready to graduate from college, which was a big deal this year (a "big fucking deal" some might say). But I was able to track the other two games and no, it wasn't a blast to watch. To the Sox's credit, they did win yesterday 7-6 but that was after they blew a three run lead in the sixth. It was an exciting game, no doubt about that, but if you look at the over all performance of the Sox this year, you realize that blowing a chance at a solid win is an all too familiar story.

Today wasn't much better. It was one of those days where Mark Buerhle just didn't quite have it, pitching less than five innings letting in five runs. Not to be outdone by just a mediocre performance, the Sox outfield and particularly Alexei Ramirez blew some rudimentary plays. It was a really disappointing game for the bullpen too despite a three-run homerun in the ninth by Paul Konerko that brought Andruw Jones and Gordon Beckham home (sidenote: how much worse would this season be if Konerko wasn't on the team?). Besides the Konerko play, the Sox continued their campaign of just not hitting, ever. At one point during the game my Dad asked "When do you think is too much? When do you just stop watching your team for the day?" I didn't know but since I watched the whole game I guess my answer is after nine innings.

The good news is...well, the series is over now. Tomorrow the Sox start a three game series against Kansas City whio are looking better than usual (particularly Scott Posednik. Gee, it would be great if the Sox had him...) this year but is still very beatable. Jake Peavy will be pitching tomorrow. It's a great opportunity for him to redeem himself --it's also a good opportunity for him to do what the Sox do best with opportunities these days.

Image by Michelle Dimuzio.

 
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