Welp, that wasn’t fun. Paul Konerko returned to the lineup today in the field. Good sign as he appears to be completely healthy after his concussion. As for the game, the White Sox got swept for the second time this season. They managed to make Jeremy Guthrie look like the GREATEST PITCHER EVER IN THE GAME! He cruised through 6.2 innings only giving up one walk. Yes, you read that right. He only walked one through 6.2 innings and didn’t give up a hit!
Paul Konerko FINALLY got a hit after 6.2 innings, though it was questionable of whether Alcides Escobar should have been charged with a throwing error to Eric Hosmer. Personally, I think the throw should have been ruled an error, but I’ll take the hit to prevent a no-hitter. In any event, no perfect game or no-hitter for Jeremy. Dayan Viciedo did get a legitimate hit in the eighth inning so now there is no question that Guthrie wouldn’t have the specter of a potential no-hitter hanging over his head.
And now this is what the Royals and their fans are doing White Sox players (at least for a little bit):