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Don't Show Up, Boys!

Aug. 8 vs. Kansas City


Today's Sox Crew:
Extended lunch break
The construction site sat empty all day as the Sox forgot to show up for work.

Short Take: The White Sox suffer an embarrassing loss at the hands of Jeremy Guthrie and his 6.56 ERA.

We should have seen it coming. We all know every pitcher wearing a Kansas City uniform magically turns into Cy Young against White Sox hitters. Still, it was quite a punch to the gut Wednesday to see Jeremy Guthrie he of the 3-12 record and 6.56 ERA mow down the Sox like they weren't even there.

Guthrie fired eight shutout innings to pick up his first victory since May 31 as the Royals beat the Sox 2-1 at U.S. Cellular Field. The Sox lineup was short-handed as Paul Konerko (mild concussion) and Alex Rios (back stiffness) took the night off, but that doesn't excuse the pathetic offensive effort Sox fans were subjected to on this night. Guthrie struck out six, walked none and allowed just five hits over his eight innings. The Sox never had a runner reach third base against Guthrie, and only two men advanced as far as second base.

The Sox did break through in the ninth against Kansas City closer Greg Holland. Adam Dunn doubled and scored on a two-out single by A.J. Pierzynski, but any hopes for a miraculous comeback fizzled when Alexei Ramirez lined out to shortstop to end the game.

You have to feel bad for Jose Quintana (4-2). The left-hander did his job, working seven quality innings. He allowed five hits, struck out five and walked two. Unfortunately, two of those five hits were solo home runs one by Mike Moustakas and the other by Salvador Perez. You wouldn't think two solo home runs would be enough to beat the Sox when they were facing a bum like Guthrie, but you would be wrong.

The only saving grace? Detroit lost, too, so the Sox maintain their slim half-game lead in the American League Central race heading into Thursday's off day. The Sox welcome Oakland for a three-game series this weekend. Right-hander Gavin Floyd (8-9, 4.43 ERA) will start the opener Friday night for the South Siders. He'll be opposed by former Sox right-hander Brandon McCarthy (6-3, 2.54 ERA). The game begins at 7:10 p.m. You can watch on Comcast SportsNet.

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Losses to Chen and Guthrie? What the ****? I thought I fired Greg Walker.


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