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Tampa Bays Says Danks A Lot

April 16th vs. the Tampa Bay Rays


Toon Squad Update:
Droopy Dog
John Danks brings out the Droopy Dog in all of us.

Short Take:In a combination of subpar pitching and weak hitting, the White Sox lost to the Rays 7-2 in St. Pete.

In person I got to see John Danks throw batting practice to the Indians in the Opening Day snow. Today we got to see him throw batting practice indoors as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the feckless White Sox 7-2 in the St. Pete Orange Squeezer.

The White Sox are making me nervous. We're 11 games into the season and some of these guys just can't hit. Jimmy Rollins is under .225, Avi Garcia is way under the Mendoza line, and Todd Frazier is hitting a whopping .182. Come on! Pitchers can't throw shutouts every game. Adam Eaton is a bright spot with his .350+ average, but he only comes to bat every ninth time. I don't get it.

But then, some things are mysteries that are simply beyond our ken. Let's move on to tonight's contest with the aforementioned bright spot, who hit a leadoff infield single, only to be doubled up in a inning-ending DP off Jose Abreu's bat. In the bottom of that frame, Danks returned the favor by walking Tampa's leadoff man, Brandon Guyer. Fortunately he didn't score but we knew we were in for a long night.

In the top of the third Guyer was back to hit a solo homer to put Tampa Bay on the board. The damage seemed minimal, but those of us who've seen Danks before knew there was more to come. In the fourth, Danks gave up a couple of singles, a walk, and a homer that made it 4-0 for the Tropicana bunch. The pattern is familiar: second or third time through the lineup and the opposition has Danks figured out.

Meanwhile, the Sox got runners on base but couldn't find the timely hit to bring them home. Finally in the seventh the South Siders put up two runs after a blast by Brett Lawrie brought him and Melky Cabrera across the plate.

Alas, the Florida cigar-rollers picked up another run in the bottom of the seventh after a parade of walks from Danks and his successor, Jake Petricka, followed by an RBI single from Evan Longoria. That made it 5-2 and the Sox fans in the house began jiggling their car keys.

The Bay Boys weren't done -- in the eighth they grabbed two more on the backs of Zach Putnam and Dan Jennings. At that point it was 7-2 and the remaining Sox fans slunk deeper in their seats.

Our heroes made a feeble effort in the ninth on Lawrie's two-out single. But poetically, Avi Garcia struck out to end the inning and the game.

This team really is better than it looked tonight. Maybe John Danks depresses his teammates -- I know he depresses me.

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That's all folks:
Tonight the Sox paid homage to Droopy Dog. They clearly like his style.


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