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The Epitome of Crap

September 26 vs. Cleveland


Today's Sox Crew:
Lazy contractors
The Sox got the job half done, then explicably decided to leave the work site.

Short Take: White Sox pitchers walk 12 Cleveland hitters, handing the Indians the game and the Tigers the division lead.

Before Wednesday night's game against the Cleveland Indians, pitcher Jake Peavy told members of the media the White Sox would be a "dangerous team" if they get into the playoffs. Well, right now the only thing the Sox are endangering is the health and sanity of their fans after another disgusting loss to the last-place Tribe -- this one by a 6-4 count.

Seven Sox pitchers combined to walk 12 Cleveland hitters in a despicable performance that dropped the South Siders into second place for the first time since July 24. Detroit beat Kansas City 5-4 Wednesday night and now owns a one-game lead in the American League Central Division with just seven games to play.

Here's how bad it got for Sox pitching in this game: Lou Marson, Cleveland's .219-hitting catcher, drew walks in three consecutive plate appearances. I guess it was fitting Marson scored what would prove to be the winning run. With the score tied 4-4 in the seventh inning, Marson drew his third and final walk of the night off Matt Thornton (4-9). He advanced to third on a double by the great Ezequiel Carrera and scored on a groundout by Shin-Soo Choo.

Some guy named Vinny Rottino hit a 414-foot home run off Brett Myers in the top of the eighth to increase the Cleveland lead to 6-4, and that would be that.

The Sox did have a mild threat against Indians closer Chris Perez in the ninth. Alejandro De Aza had a nice at-bat, fouling off several tough pitches before drawing a leadoff walk. That quickly went for naught, however, as Kevin Youkilis grounded into a double play. Adam Dunn kept the game alive as he reached on a two-base throwing error by former Sox utility man Brent Lillibridge. That brought Paul Konerko to the plate representing the tying run. Alas, the Sox captain swung at the first pitch and popped out weakly to Lillibridge to end the game.

The Sox jumped to an early 3-1 lead with a three-run outburst in the first inning off Cleveland starter Justin Masterson. Konerko drew a bases-loaded walk. Alex Rios had a sacrifice fly, and A.J. Pierzynski added an RBI double.

Unfortunately, Sox starter Hector Santiago gave the runs back in the fourth inning. Lonnie Chisenhall singled. Marson and Choo walked to load the bases, ending Santiago's night. Jason Kipnis hit a two-run single to tie the game at 3-3 off Sox reliever Brian Omogrosso.

The Sox regained the lead at 4-3 in the fifth when Pierzynski drew a two-out walk, advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on a double by Alexei Ramirez.

Could the Sox hold that lead? Hell no! Choo doubled off Donnie Veal to start the sixth inning. Veal issued a walk to Kipnis. Nate Jones relieved and walked Lillibridge to load the bases with nobody out. The walking wasn't done yet. Jones walked Carlos Santana to force in the tying run. 4-4, still nobody out. Miraculously, the Sox got out of the inning with no further damage when Jones struck out Russ Canzler before Thornton relieved and induced Travis Hafner to bounce into a 1-2-3 double play.

After escaping that jam, you would have thought the momentum would switch to the Sox side. You would be wrong. De Aza walked and stole second in the bottom of the sixth, but he was left stranded. That set the table for Thornton to blow the game in the seventh.

The Sox are really in a fix now as they have squandered two games in a row against lowly Cleveland. They will be forced to try to make up ground against the red-hot Tampa Bay Rays, who roll into Chicago on a seven-game winning streak. The aforementioned Peavy (11-12, 3.40 ERA) will start the first of a four-game set Thursday night. His mound opponent will be right-hander James Shields (15-9, 3.65 ERA). The game begins at 7:10, and if you can stomach this crap, you can watch on Comcast SportsNet.

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Seven losses in eight games ... what the **** is going on out there? 12 ****ing walks?


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