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Blue Jay Dismay

May 27 at Toronto


Levels Finished:
1
Sox sucking offense got bowled over by mediocre Toronto pitching most of the night.

Short Take: † The "vaunted" Greg Walker offense scores 2 runs or less, for what feels like the 8 millionth time, as the Sox lose 4-2.

After Friday night's game against Toronto Ozzie Guillen said, "A lot of people on base, but we donít get the big hit." Hey Ozzie, DUH! This has been a problem for what, about the last 5 years and especially this year. In usual fashion, the Sox left 10 runners on base and went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position. Shocking? Not in the least bit with this offense. The good news? After looking like perhaps the worst baseball player on the planet a month ago, Juan Pierre extended his hitting streak to 12 games by getting three of the Sox five hits on the night. Mark Buehrle also pitched pretty well. Buehrle (4-4) ended up taking the loss in going 7 innings, giving up three earned on nine hits, three strikeouts and a walk. But it all goes back to the Sox inept offense. Toronto starter Kyle Drabek walked five guys and was fooling no one, but we couldn't answer the call. A late Blue Jay rally led the Jays past the Sox 4-2.

The aforementioned Juan Pierre did his best to help spark the Sox. With the Jays up 1-0, Pierre tripled in the top of the third. An Alexei Ramirez sacrifice fly tied the game at 1.

Toronto would go ahead again in the bottom of the fourth when Aaron Hill scored on a triple by Toronto center fielder Rajai Davis to make it 2-1.

Our biggest scoring threat would come in the top of the fifth. Adam Dunn opened the inning with a walk. Omar Vizquel and Juan Pierre would both single to load the bases. Carlos Quentin then followed with a bases loaded walk to score Dunn and make it 2-2. Of course, the Sox would leave runners stranded to keep the score tied.

Toronto would go ahead for good in the bottom of the seventh when Yunel Escobar would hit a run-scoring double to score Jayson Nix. They would later tack on another run in the bottom of the eighth off of unreliable Sox reliever Tony Pena.

On another positive note, X-rays of Gordon Beckham's left orbital area were negative. Beckham left the game in the third when a throw from Alex Rios bounced over his glove and hit him just under his left eye while trying to tag out Toronto's Juan Rivera. Beckham's now listed as day-to-day. Poor Beckham just can't get a break, no pun intended, as he was showing signs of getting out of his slump with eight hits in his last 22 at-bats.

The Sox will try to even up series by sending Edwin Jackson (4-5, 4.26 ERA) against Carlos Villanueva (2-0, 1.53 ERA). I already don't like the pitching matchup. Game starts at 12:07 CST and can be seen on WGN.

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Ozzio's Game Rant:
†"Greg Walker, he could pee on my desk and tell me our offense sucks and I still keep him as hitting coach."


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