Thursday, May 10, 2012
On this day in 2002, the White Sox suffered the worst defeat in team history.
Danny Wright, Matt Ginter and Mike Porzio combined to give up nineteen runs against the Anaheim Angels at Edison Field. Wright gave up eight runs, all earned. Ginter gave up five runs, only two of which were earned. Porzio gave up six runs, all earned. Only reliever Antonio Osuna escaped without any runs scoring, but by that time, the damage had already been done.
The Sox hitters didn't help matters much. Paul Konerko, Magglio Ordonez and pinch hitter Aaron Rowand only managed one hit each off of starter and future White Sox pitcher Scott Schoeneweis. Frank Thomas and Carlos Lee managed to walk. Lee was promptly caught stealing. On the plus side, Tony Graffanino and Royce Clayton were the only Sox hitters to strikeout.
While this was a horrible outing for Wright, and most of his relievers, he was in the middle of a 14-12 season and posted his lowest season ERA, which unfortunately was 5.18.