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Steaming Pile of Feces

May 22 vs Minnesota Twins


Today's Sox Crew:
Pothole Creators
Gavin Floyd actually created potholes in the road with his terrible pitching performance.

Short Take:   Sox can't win at home and Floyd can't beat the Twins. Thus, Sox lose.

Going into Tuesday night, Gavin Floyd was 4-10 in his career against the Minnesota Twins. We're thinking, "He'll do better now, this Twins team is awful." Umm....no. It doesn't seem to matter who is wearing a Twins uniform, Floyd simply forgets how to pitch, like he did last night. Gavin (3-5) lasted just 3.2 innings while giving up eight hits and nine earned runs. The Sox offense couldn't solve AAA Rochester Red Wings pitcher P.J. Walters, as the result was a 9-2 Sox loss.

Things started off well, however. Hot hitting Gordon Beckham hit a solo home run to center to make it 1-0. After a Konerko double, the offense laid a giant egg, much like Gavin Floyd.

A massive #2 was dropped into the pants of the White Sox in the top of the second inning. Floyd, of course, walked Justin Morneau to start the inning. Ryan Doumit then doubled to put two men on. Alexi Casilla followed that with a double of his own to score Doumit and Morneau to put the Twins ahead 2-1. It was a ball that normally sure-handed Paul Konerko probably should have had. The Twins would make it 4-1 after an RBI single by Denard Span. As Hawk would say, the dreaded leadoff walks are a killer.

The nail in the coffin of the Sox happened in the top of the fourth. Floyd had Jamey Carroll with an 0-2 count, but...he hits him with the next pitch to put the first man on. Denard Span followed with a double on a ball that right fielder Alex Rios should have had, it went right off his glove. Minnesota eventually went up 6-1 before Floyd hung a changeup that Justin Morneau hit for a three-run homer to give Minnesota a 9-1 lead.

That would be it for Floyd. Sure the defense could have made some plays behind him, but Floyd just flat out stunk. His pitches were either cookies down the middle or he had no control of his breaking pitches. After his nine earned run performance, Gavin is 4-11 lifetime against Minnesota with a 6.20 ERA. Even more telling is he is 0-8 against the Twins dating back to August of 2009. That's unacceptable, plain and simple. Robin, please skip Gavin in the rotation against the Twins in the future. Pitch anyone else, we don't care, except for Ohman.

The only other bright spot in the game was newly acquired Orlando Hudson singled in the ninth and eventually scored the only other Sox run. Other than that, Twins pitcher P.J. Walters tossed a complete game, only giving up two runs, five hits and striking out eight. Unaccecptable, not only just against this Twins team but also their poor play at home.

On Wednesday, May 23, the Sox will try to stop the bleeding. Chris Sale (4-2, 2.91 ERA) will face Scott Diamond (3-0, 1.40 ERA). I already don't like the pitching matchup, but hopefully Sale can beat the Twins. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. and will be on CSN.

WSI's
KW Appreciates The Game:
 "Yes, Gavin has had struggles against Minnesota, but Orlando Hudson's constant talking will cheer him up."


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