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Swept Away: Sox Fall to Angels 4-2

June 8 at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Daily Sox Crop Report: Will somebody PLEASE water and feed Jose Abreu? He's wilting!

Short Take: CJ Wilson stymies Sox bats, and Quintana can't suppress heart of Angels order

Darn these West Coast trips, anyway.

Most of us White Sox fans fell asleep before the end of Saturday night's game. The Sox were leading comfortably 5-0 going into the 8th inning, and we smugly dreamed of waking up on Sunday with the Sox a game over .500.

Instead, we awoke to find that the usually unhittable Chris Sale gave up a grand slam to Mike Trout in the bottom of the 8th, tying the game. Then in relief, Jake Petricka gave up a run in that same inning, and what looked like Sale's 6th win of the season, and a White Sox winner, evaporated in the California night air.

I'm convinced that the only reason the WSI board didn't implode, create a black hole, and suck up the Internet was because the game finished well after midnight Chicago time.

We hoped the Sox would recover and right the ship this afternoon by winning, and therefore avoiding a sweep by the Angels.

Alas, it was not to be. Jose Quintana was not at his best; lasted 4.1 innings, gave up 7 hits, 4 earned runs, 4 walks (3 to David Freese alone), and struck out 4. He was taken out after the Angels scored 3 in the 5th inning. Javy Guerra got out of the jam in the 5th, and then out of his own jam in the 6th, striking out 4 in his 1.2 innings pitched.

But Sox hitting was mostly non-existent against CJ Wilson. Gordon Beckham got two hits off of the lefty. But Beckham was followed in the lineup today by Jose Abreu, who has struggled this series at Angel Stadium. Abreu thrice grounded to short today, and that meant a mail-order GIDP each time Beckham got on base.

Once Wilson left the game in the 8th after walking Tyler Flowers, the Sox managed to scratch out a few runs against sidewinder righty Joe Smith. Robin Ventura unleashed a slew of lefty hitters against Smith, and was rewarded. Off the bench, the awakening bat of Alejandro De Aza produced a double, followed by a Conor Gillapsie chopper that scored Adrian Neto (pinch running for Flowers). Then Adam Eaton singled to score De Aza. Unfortunately, Beckham decided to join the GIDP party to end the threat.

The Sox also mounted a mild rally in the 9th against closer Ernesto Frieri. Dayan Viciedo challenged Mike Trout's arm and won, stretching a deep single to left center into a double. But he would be stranded there, as Alexei Ramirez and Nieto each struck out to end the game.

So the 2014 Sox continue to taunt us, ever walking that .500 record tightrope, and now swaying precariously toward the negative side. And here comes Detroit, starting Monday at 7:10 pm at the Cell.

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 Hold on tight…Detroit series next week.

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