Friday, July 18, 2008

July 8-10, 2008: White Sox @ Royals

July 8 - 10, 2008 - Kansas City, Missouri

July 8: White Sox 8 - Royals 7
July 9: White Sox 7 - Royals 6
July 10: White Sox 1 - Royals 4

Not quite a Royal Flush.

The White Sox seem to be in a funk again. The first two games, the Sox should have lost, but they somehow managed to win both of them. The last game was theirs to win, but they managed to find a way to lose. That's not exactly the type of play you want to see near the All-Star break.

The good:
Orlando Cabrera's double to score the go ahead run in game one.

Carlos Quentin continued to pad his home run total in game two.

The bad:
The only way to win game two was to have the Royals pitcher balk with the bases loaded.

A decent outing by Mark Buehrle was wasted with no Sox offense.

The ugly:
Jose Contreras' start in game one.

Konerko's missed catch in game three.

The Sox may have won two out of three, but it still makes me feel dirty for having watched it. These games were bad baseball, plain and simple. Maybe it's a good thing that the majority of the Sox players will not be playing in the All-Star game. Missed catches, bad throws, winning on a balk. All these things point to a team limping towards the All-Star break.

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