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Empty Defeat

April 29 at Baltimore

Sox Project Update:
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Even manual hand power couldn't prevent the workers from feeling beaten afterward.

Short Take:   Nobody is allowed inside Oriole Park at Camden Yards to see the White Sox lose early.

A period of civil unrest in Baltimore seems to be calming down. Still, that didn't prevent Oriole Park at Camden Yards from being locked for Wednesday's tilt. The first modern Major League game with no official attendance actually featured a few fans, though they were forced to watch from the outfield gates and nearby hotel balconies. Most of them were happy to catch a glimpse of an 8-2 Orioles win.

The novelty of this historic game quickly wore off for Sox fans. Jeff Samardzija started it immediately by distributing a leadoff walk to Alejandro De Aza. Jose Abreu had a chance to turn a double play right away when Jimmy Paredes hit a grounder, but his wide throw to second forced Alexei Ramirez off the bag and both runners were safe.

The proverbial floodgates suddenly opened. During that time, all of the following happened: a Delmon Young single, a sacrifice fly by Adam Jones, a three-run homer from Chris Davis, back-to-back doubles from Manny Machado and Everth Cabrera and a Caleb Joseph RBI single. The Orioles would send 11 men to the plate in the first inning, resulting in a 6-0 Orioles lead.

Although Samardzija would surrender another RBI single to Joseph in the third and a Machado solo shot in the fifth, he stayed in longer than we would have expected from a pitcher with this type of outing. After he was lifted, Scott Carroll threw two scoreless innings of one-hit ball and Carlos Rodon only needed five pitches to get through the eighth. If only a team could get bonus runs for performances like those.

Speaking of runs, the Sox lineup couldn't do much off Ubaldo Jimenez, who gave up no earned runs over seven innings. Their two runs came in the fifth in uncoventional ways. Machado made a throwing error to score Adam LaRoche, who had walked to begin the frame. Avisail Garcia had singled right after LaRoche and he came home on an RBI groundout from Geovany Soto. Hardly exciting for any baseball fan, but it didn't stop Hawk Harrelson from foolishly declaring the Sox to be back in it.

Well, that momentum from sweeping Kansas City in the unofficial doubleheader on Sunday is gone. Just when it seemed the club was turning the corner, it failed to reach .500 when it finally had the chance. A poor outing from your starter, putrid offense and costly defensive miscues will do that to you. If they're somehow lucky, this game was just an outlier in the middle of a terrific stretch.

The Sox will return to Central games and paying customers when they travel to Minnesota Thursday to play the Twins. Chris Sale will take the hill against Trevor May. I saw Sale pitch at Target Field last July and he dominated with 12 strikeouts over eight shutout innings. See if history can repeat itself at 7:10 on Comcast SportsNet Plus, if you're not occupied with the Bulls or the NFL Draft anyway.

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 Having the usual elements stripped away is no excuse for undoing the recent progress.

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