Thursday, June 14, 2012
Cardinals 5 White Sox 3: Gavin'd
Sadly it's gotten to the point where all I have to do is write "Gavin Floyd started" as my entire recap of a game, and any Sox fan who came along who hadn't seen the game would know what happened.
Gavin Floyd happened, just like Gavin Floyd has been happening for too long.
Things started well enough, as Gavin put the Cardinals down in order to start the game, but back-to-back doubles led to St. Louis' first run in the second. Of course, that doesn't tell the whole story, as Gavin also made sure to load the bases before getting out of the inning.
That includes walking Jake Westbrook to load the bases.
That also includes Gavin throwing a breaking ball on a 3-2 count to walk Jake Westbrook to load the bases with two outs before finally getting out of the inning.
A breaking ball.
On a 3-2 count.
To the opposing pitcher.
Gavin would walk Westbrook again in his second at bat.
If that doesn't tell you everything you need to know about Gavin Floyd right now, then I don't know how else to explain it to you.
Gavin wouldn't even survive the fifth inning, lasting only 4.2 innings and allowing 5 runs.
Making matters worse, as great as the offense had been for a few weeks, things have been pretty cold the last couple days. Yeah, the Sox scored 3 runs tonight, which is 3 more than they got on Wednesday night, but those 3 runs came in a hurry.
Alejandro De Aza and Gordon Beckham singled with two outs in the sixth and then Adam Dunn hit his 22nd home run of the year. Those 3 hits were 60% of the 5 hits the Sox got on the evening.
Life won't get any easier on Friday night, either, as the Sox have to fly to Los Angeles and will be greeted by Clayton Kershaw. Thankfully Chris Sale will be pitching for us, so 1 run may be all we need.