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Losing Ugly

August 18th vs. the Kansas City Royals

Today's Sox Crew:
Hazardous Waste Handlers
The Sox went to Kansas City to build a stronger first- place foundation but ended up spilling toxic errors all over the site.

Short Take:Despite a pair of two-run homers, including Adam Dunn's career 400th, the White Sox beat themselves tonight in Kansas City, losing 9-4 after committing four errors.

A logical conjunction in mathematics comes about as result of the "and" function. When two conditions are joined by "and" the resulting statement must be true. The White Sox are nothing if not logical; consider this statement:

The White Sox went to Kansas City AND Bruce Chen pitched; therefore, the Sox lost.

In this case it was by a score of 9-4 on a wet night in Kansas City. But every night seems like a wet night in KC for the White Sox. What is it about that cowtown that casts a spell over Ventura's merry little band? Are they hypnotists? The White Sox are clearly a better team but they collapse like a bad soufflé when they face Chen and the Royals. Tonight the Sox committed four costly errors and allowed themselves to be outplayed by the Royals' timely hitting.

The one highlight was Adam Dunn's 400th career home run, his 35th this season. The big guy strikes out way too much, but 400 homers is still a lot in any league.

There is a game to review so let's get it over with. Jake Peavy started and was not the sharp-dressed man we've come to expect. Too many pitches in 5-1/3 innings resulted in nine hits and five runs, three of those earned; the other two were the result of whoopsie-daisy errors in the field that I don't want to rehash here.

With the score 5-2, Nate Jones, Donnie Veal and Philip Humber covered the next couple of innings without giving up any runs of their own. Brett Myers came in the eighth, however, and sent the game into the land of no return when he gave up four Royal runs after two outs to make it 9-4. The Sox went down meekly in the ninth and that was that.

The four runs recorded by the Bridgeport Bombers came on a pair of two-run homers: Paul Konerko's in the sixth and Dunn's 400th in the eighth. But four runs weren't enough to overcome KC's nine. Not close, and certainly no cigar.

Fans of a certain age remember the 1983 team that won their division by 20 games. "Winning Ugly" was the descriptor that became that team's rallying cry, and it worked as they did whatever needed to be done to win games, especially as they were chased by Kansas City all through that season. Tonight was just plain ugly; I'd like to make a motion we retire that word.

KW Appreciates The Game:
"I appreciate Adam Dunn, I do. But four errors? Yeah, I really appreciate that!"

submitted by tebman.

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Adam Dunn

A tip o' the cap to the Large One, as he hit his 400th career dinger. Too bad he couldn't drive in eight runs with that swing.

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