Not one key hit
Short take: Buehrle the victim.
The Sox wasted another wonderful pitching performance by their young staff
and stumbled to a 3-1 loss to Phil Garner's pathetic Detroit Tigers ending the
road trip filled with patsies on a sour note. Their faint playoff hopes
take another turn for the worse as Cleveland wins.
Sox Fans want to know how much longer can they drag this out. They'll
have their chance facing the enemy this weekend. They've never done much
in any game that really mattered, have they?
Mark Buehrle took his normal turn in the rotation and will miss the
four-game series versus Cleveland. The Sox looked to sweep on the
strength of his arm but it wasn't to be. Buehrle gave up six hits and
three runs and didn't even come close to winning this game. How's that
The Sox were down 1-0 in the third inning when Jeff Liefer came to
the plate with the bases loaded. He grounded out to end the inning.
The Sox were down 2-0 in the fourth inning when Mark Johnson came to
the plate with bases loaded. He grounded into a double play to end the
The Sox were down 3-1 in the eighth inning when Carlos Lee came to
the plate with runners at first and second. He grounded into a double
play to end the inning.
The Sox grounded into three double plays and still managed to leave eight
runners on base. That's practically a physical impossiblity!
Ray Durham showed life at leadoff, 2 for 4 with a dinger. Paul
Konerko went 2 for 2, reaching base all four times he made a plate
appearance. Jerry Manuel's line up makes Nate Cornejo into the
latest Joe "Cy" Mays to drive Sox Fans up a wall.
Better luck against Cleveland? Suck it up and take it standing!
Clubhouse "Pick to Click" Winner
innings pitched, six hits and three runs allowed, he pitched well
enough to win but not with tonight's Sox line up.
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