Man, even when the Sox get great pitching, they lose. Gavin Floyd had one half-bad inning, but lost 2-1 to the Rangers. The Sox dropped 2 of 3 in the lone star state, not the way they wanted to start their 10 game trip.
Floyd gave up 2 of his 3 hits in the 3rd inning, when the Rangers scored both of their runs. He lost because of an error by Gordon Beckham, that never should not have been ruled an error. At least it saved Floyd another earned run. It shows you how talented Beckham is, as that was his first error of the season. Remember, Beckham was a shortstop at Georgia. He started as a 3rd baseman with the Sox, and is now a damn good 2nd sacker.
I wonder how worried the Sox are about Adam Dunn. Dunn pinch hit Wednesday, and you guessed it, struck out. His 61 strike outs this year leads the American League.
After looking like their bats were about to take off, the Sox had 23 hits over 3 games. 7 hits a game usually doesn’t equate to a lot of victories.
The White Sox had many chances to put this game away, but they blew chances in 3 straight innings, including one against Neftali Perez in the 9th inning.
The Sox now head over the border to Toronto, where they will try to continue their road success. Their 14 victories away from home is the 2nd most road victories in the AL. With all the struggles Chicago has had, they still have positives to grab on to.
How about taking 3 of 4 from the Jays. Yeah, that’s the ticket.