Monday, May 12, 2008

5-11-08: Sox 3 - Mariners 6

May 11, 2008 - Seattle, Washington

Pink is not a hot color for the White Sox.

It's Mother's Day and that means one thing... pink bats. It is now a tradition, but it's still selective. The bats cooled a little bit and Gavin Floyd had his worst start of the season.

Only lasting 3 and 2/3 innings, Gavin Floyd did not seem to be the same pitcher that flirted with two no-hitters already this season. He seemed human. It was bound to happen sooner or later. The bullpen did a decent job after Floyd's departure, only giving up one additional run.

The bats were a little cold, but the Sox still managed to get hits. They just weren't strung together as much as the Sox would have liked them to be.

The good:
Orlando Cabrera went 4 for 5.

Nick Masset did a wonderful job stopping the bleeding after Gavin Floyd departed.

The bad:
Swisher and Brian Anderson went hitless.

Nick Swisher made a fielding error.

The ugly:
Gavin Floyd's start.

13 runners left on base.

The Sox are back to wasting opportunities while batting. I realize this is a game of ups and downs, but this one keeps reappearing like a bad penny. Hopefully, Gavin Floyd can shake off this bad start and continue his recent success. This game was another winnable game, but 13 runners left on base with 25 opportunities to get them in will not win ballgames.

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