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Silly Soft Stuff

September 2 at Minnesota


Sox Project Update:
Project? What project?
You mean we were actually supposed to show up for work today?

Short Take:   Tommy Millone keeps White Sox off board with typical soft-tossing style.

For far too long, the White Sox have been an organization that simply cannot hit pitchers who don't throw hard. We saw it for years with the Royals (Bruce Chen, Mark Guthrie) before they got good. There are way too many others to name, but one of them, Tommy Millone, was on display in Wednesday's game against the Minnesota Twins. The predictable result was a 3-0 loss.

Millone won both of his previous starts against the White Sox this year, one of which I was unfortunate to see up in Minneapolis. Tonight was win number 3 as Millone used his soft tossing to once again stymie Robin Ventura's lineup. In seven shutout innings with seven strikeouts and no walks, Millone didn't allow anybody to reach third. It's why he's now 3-0 with a 0.87 ERA against the South Siders this year.

Poor Carlos Rodon pitched his heart out for six-plus frames. Sadly, he was forced to battle from behind for most of his outing after serving up a solo homer to Miguel Sano in the second. As much as he's had his growing pains this year, he deserved a whole lot better for this start. Hopefully, he won't develop the same mental block at Target Field as Chris Sale apparently has.

Although the game was already decided with the lack of Sox offense, the final score could have been worse. The Twins loaded the bases with nobody out in the seventh. It looked like an El Duque would happen after Jake Petricka and Dan Jennings had back-to-back strikeouts. Daniel Webb then came in and served up a two-run double to Trevor Plouffe, but a nice relay between Melky Cabrera, Tyler Saladino and Tyler Flowers got Byron Buxton at the plate, keeping the game a save situation.

The White Sox fared no better against Trevor May and Kevin Jepsen, who threw perfect innings each to seal the win. Never mind that the Twins have won 10 of their last 12 and 11 of 15 this year against the Sox. From a Chicago standpoint, this further illustrated how little room for error this team leaves for itself in both games and the standings. If you can't hit or limit mistakes, you find yourself in the situation these White Sox have expereinced throughout the year.

If you have any will to to spend an afternoon watching this bunch, you can do so Thursday at 12:10. Unfortunately, the pitching matchup doesn't look anymore promising. Jeff Samardzija, whose struggles of late are all too familiar to us, will face Kyle Gibson, another Twins pitcher who has given the Sox fits this year. Seriously, can we catch a break anywhere?

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