Baldwin a bust
Short Take: Never in this one
The Sox pounded Kansas City for 12 hits but never even came close to
winning this game. A five-run second inning allowed by James Baldwin
placed the Sox in a deep hole they never recovered from, 12-6 losers.
The five game win streak comes to a screeching halt.
Baldwin wasn't fooling anyone. Ten hits and seven earned runs,
including a dinger, the 7-0 deficit was the back breaker. JB had plenty
of pitching company in the Sox clubhouse taking early showers. Jon
Garland fared hardly better allowing three runs (and a dinger) in three
innings. Rookies Ken Vining and Matt Ginter each pitched
one inning and allowed a dinger each, too.
How come none of these Kansas City bums was ever made to hit the dirt?
While the Sox line up kept putting runners on base, not one of the twelve
hits was collected by #3 hitter Ray Durham or Mr. Versatility Josh
Paul. Durham struck out three times in an 0 for 5 performance.
Paul was brutal at the plate looking positively silly guessing at the next
pitch, striking out twice. His performance behind the plate was equally
ugly. "The Luckiest Man in Baseball" might be his next moniker
after he barely got a tag on a runner attempting to score.
If Josh Paul wasn't so versatile, you would have to say he just plain
Yes, Carlos Lee and Paul Konerko each had 2-run
dingers. Jose Valentin put a jolt into one, too. Magglio
Ordonez collected three hits but still managed to achieve what has become
all too common a mistake this season: thrown out stretching his hit one
If Gary Pettis wasn't such a great baserunning coach, you would have
to say he just plain sucks.
Okay, the rubber game is Thursday afternoon. Take care of business
and get some rest for the next series. Bigger fish to fry this weekend.
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including a two-run homer, and no strikeouts. Sparked a 3-run
Sox seventh inning, and no baserunning gaffes either. It should
have been more; it wasn't nearly enough.
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