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Without One More Run We Get One More Loss

May 21st vs. the Kansas City Royals


Toon Squad Update:
Charlie Brown
Ineffectual and frustrated. Can't get a hit, can't win the game.

Short Take: The torpid Sox bats can't do it, losing 2-1 to the Royals.

John Danks has been gone for a while, and the shuffling of the rotation since then has not brought about the improvement we'd hoped to see. The White Sox took a flyer on Miguel Gonzalez after he was released by the Orioles, and today it was his turn to keep the runs down. He didn't do badly, giving up two runs in six innings with eight strikeouts. But the recently-flaccid Sox offense couldn't muster more than a single run, losing to the Royals 2-1 on a beautiful Saturday in Chicago.

Not much to see here. If a team doesn't hit and doesn't advance runners when they get them, "flaccid" is one way to describe their manner. It's not reasonable to expect starting pitchers to throw shutouts every game.

Gonzalez sprung a leak right away in the first inning, giving up a leadoff single to Alcides Escobar, who moved to third on Lorenzo Cain's single and scored on Eric Hosmer's sacrifice fly. Gonzalez settled down after that, not yielding another run until Cain's leadoff homer in the sixth to make in 2-0 for the prairietown intruders.

Our tepid heroes scored their lone run in the seventh. After a leadoff walk to Dioner Navarro and a single by Tyler Saladino, Adam Eaton's bunt was bobbled and loaded the bases with no outs. The seventh inning has been a buffet of scoring opportunities for the Bridgeport Boys this year, and who do you want to see at bat in that situation? It was like something out of classic American literature:

Then from five thousand throats and more there rose a lusty yell;
It rumbled through the valley, it rattled in the dell;
It pounded on the mountain and recoiled upon the flat,
For Jose, mighty Jose, was advancing to the bat.

Yes, it was Jose Abreu, DH-ing today while Jerry Sands covered first base. The Royals felt the momentum beginning to turn its head, and brought in Joakim Soria to pitch to Abreu. After fouling off three pitches, he got the changeup he wanted, reared back to swing, and:

...somewhere in this favored town the sun is shining bright,
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light;
And somewhere folks are laughing, and somewhere dancers sway,
But there is no joy as we watch Jose's second double play.

Navarro scored on the mood-breaking double play to give the Sox their only run. We keep waiting for Abreu to break out of this offensive influenza he seems to have; I hope it comes soon. Todd Frazier also is looking for that mythical hitting groove but hasn't found it yet. Eat your Wheaties, gentlemen -- we need you hitting out there.

So 2-1 was the final score as the Sox hitters continued to regress. Maybe John Danks wasn't the problem after all.

WSI's
That's all folks:
Like Charlie Brown, the Sox are finding themselves flat on their backs after opponents yank the football away.


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May 23...Sox finally win back-to-back games

May 22 ... Breaking Good

May 21... Without One More Run We Get One More Loss

May 20... Royally sQrewed

May 19... Nasty Sale

May 18...The Psychiatrist Is In: Sox Lose 4th Straight

May 17...Sox Fall in Extras

May 15 ... Erroneous Results

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