Sunday, September 9, 2012
Royals 2 White Sox 1: How About Those Bears?
I had the two screen setup this afternoon as I watched both the White Sox and the Bears, and it was hard to keep my eyes on the White Sox for any length of time.
It was the same old story against Jeremy Guthrie. The Sox would get some chances, but since Jeremy Guthrie is the greatest pitcher in the world, he'd get out of every situation unscathed. Seriously, Jeremy Guthrie has now pitched 23.2 innings against the White Sox.
In those 23.2 innings he's allowed no earned runs. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Nothing.
On the season Guthrie's ERA is 5.06. If you remove the White Sox from the equation his ERA rises to 5.98.
The Sox were 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position today, and those hits came in the ninth and tenth innings. The first didn't score a run because for the first time all day, the Sox made a smart decision on the basepaths, and the second brought in a run only after allowing the Royals to score 2 the inning before.
Though at least nobody got thrown out at home again, as opposed to the three runners that were thrown out on the bases beforehand.
So, yeah, Brett Myers gave up two runs in the tenth inning after the first two outs had been record. So what? He never should have been in the game in the first place and the tenth inning never even should have happened.
But screw being angry or tired of this crap, let's look at the bright side: only three games left against the Royals this season.