There were runs. There were lots and lots of runs. And the White Sox scored them all, beating the Indians 11-0. » Continue reading “Too Little, Too Late”
John Danks, what are you doing?
What is this nonsense going on with you lately?
This is unacceptable.
I do not approve of this, and I will make my displeasure known.
Seven runs, John. SEVEN. One, two, three, four, five, six, SEVEN. And the errors. THE ERRORS, JOHN! There were two in the game, and they were BOTH BY YOU!
What are you doing to me, John? Your ERA is 6.51. Who are you and what have you done with the John Danks who was a damn good pitcher?
The offense tried, despite the awfulness that was John Danks. Alejandro De Aza went 3-for-5 with two RBIs. Alex Rios went 2-for-5 with an RBI, and Adam Dunn tried to help the Sox out with a two-run homer in the ninth inning while going 2-for-5. Despite that effort, the Sox fell 7-5.
Why Danks was in for seven innings, I have no idea. But when the bullpen came on in relief, they were effective. Nate Jones and Dylan Axelrod each pitched an inning, and only Jones allowed a base runner via a walk.
Danks was just awful tonight. Two errors in the first two innings. A triple to Jason Kipnis in the third. A homer to Asdrubal Cabrera in the sixth. A three-run homer to Kipnis in the seventh. Danks, you’re killing me!
Tomorrow starts a new series, so hopefully they’ll straighten out. Jake Peavy is facing Drew Smyly as the Sox head to Detroit to face the Tigers.
PS: Come on, Dunn. I want to see at least ONE tally under your K-less game tracker.
Starter Philip Humber was looking to get back to his winning ways. His start last Thursday was abysmal, so a win would have put him back on track. His control was a little bit off tonight. Humber gave up three runs in his six innings of work. He only gave up four hits, but it was the six walks that were indicative of his control issues tonight. He did strike out six, so his control wasn’t THAT awful. » Continue reading “Bullpen Bombs as Sox Fall”
The Sox are back at .500 again this season. Will they stay and more importantly, move above this mark? Who knows. Given recent history with the .500 mark, things appear to be headed south for the Sox. However, the opponent facing the Sox right now is one the Sox have managed to handle this season. Here is what you should know going into the three-game tilt.
2011 Records: White Sox 60-60, 3rd in AL Central. Indians: 60-57, 2nd in AL Central. Season series: 6-1
2010 Record: 9-9
All-Time Series Record: 1,030-987 (The Sox are 543-460 at home against the Indians)
The following pitchers are expected to start in the three games:
Gavin Floyd: 10-10, 4.53 ERA, 102K v. Ubaldo Jimenez: 1-0, 3.46 ERA, 13K (stats with the Indians only; season: 7-9, 4.37 ERA, 131K)
Mark Buehrle: 10-5, 3.06 ERA, 83K v. Fausto Carmona: 5-12, 5.12 ERA, 76K
Philip Humber: 8-8, 3.67 ERA, 83K v. Justin Masterson: 9-7, 2.69 ERA, 127K
All games begin at 7:10 pm CDT. » Continue reading “Series Preview: White Sox v Indians”