Short Take: Now we're in trouble
Now we're in trouble. Another weekend sweep at the hands of the
Minnesota Twins has left the White Sox contemplating what sort of luck they
will need to overcome an 8 game deficit when only three weeks of the season
have been played. Thank God Monday is an off day so the guys can shake
off the funk that clearly is hanging in the air inside their clubhouse.
The Sox lost 4-2, but it might as well have been 40-2 for the way the Sox
We never had a chance. Here once again was a brain-dead performance
from the Pale Hose. Starter Rocky Biddle was wild enough to walk
six batters (including three in the first inning) but still managed to pitch
five innings and leave with the game tied at 2. The man was
charmed. The Sox got three tough starts from their pitchers this series
and have nothing to show for it.
The line up sucks. Ray Durham and Jose Valentin each
managed to reach base safely twice which is an improvement over recent
performance if you can believe it. However Frank Thomas and Magglio
Ordonez failed to deliver much of anything. Maggs crushed what
looked to be an rbi double in the third but was robbed at the wall. I
guess Rocky Biddle wasn't the only one getting lucky out there.
Here's a short paragraph: Paul Konerko and Sandy Alomar
batted in the only two Sox runs of the day. I would write more but there
isn't much else to say.
Think of all the megabytes of memory the Sox offense will save the internet
if they don't wake up soon.
Keith Foulke gave up the two-run dinger in the eighth inning that
killed the Sox. Frankly, the way the team is playing now, they could
drown in the shallow end of the baby pool.
So next comes Oakland, a team even worse off than the Sox. Last
year's A.L. runners up are nine games back in the West division and just as
hungry for some quick wins. After that comes the division-leading
More trouble afoot.
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with a sacrifice fly rbi to give the Sox the lead. Unlike four
of his teammates, he didn't make the third out with runners in scoring
position and he didn't strikeout either.
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