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Not A Good Start, Javier Vazquez Up Next

Posted on: August 23, 2008 6:59 am
Edited on: August 23, 2008 8:08 am

John Danks pitches 6.1 innings giving up 7 hits and 3 Earned Runs but among those 7 hits were 4 Doubles, 1 Triple and 1 Home Run.  Danks is now 7-2 with a 3.25 ERA in 16 starts since May 29.

Octavio Dotel faced 3 hitters.  He threw 9 pitches and gave up 3 Hits, 3 Earned Runs and 2 Home Runs.

Horacio Ramirez gives up 3 Hits and 3 Earned Runs.

Carlos Quentin, Jermaine Dye and Jim Thome go for a combined 0-8.

White Sox had 10 Hits and scored 4 Runs.

Rays had 14 Hits and scored 9 Runs.

Rays committed 2 Errors.

White Sox attempted 2 Stolen Bases and were thrown out each time.

White Sox had a man on second base 3 times with less than 2 outs and didn't score.

At least 2 hitters reached base off of Rays pitcher Edwin Jackson in the first 4 innings yet the Sox only scored 2 runs on a Nick Swisher home run.

The good....

Orlando Cabrera, A.J. Pierzynski, Ken Griffey Jr. and Juan Uribe each went 2 for 4.

Nick Swisher and Alexei Ramirez each hit 1 Home Run with a man aboard.

White Sox had the lead off man on in 7 innings.

I'm not a believer in one game can make or break a season but todays game takes on added meaning with the Twins continuing to win. Attitude could be just as important as solid play.

In his last 2 starts (KC, Oakland) Javier Vazquez has thrown 16 innings given up 9 Hits, 1 Earned Run, 1 Walk and 18 Strike Outs

In 13.1 innings against the Rays this year Vazquez has 3 Walks and 14 Strike Outs.

Scott Linebrink threw his third bullpen session since being placed on the disabled list retroactive to July 23 with right shoulder inflammation.  He had originally hoped for a return by mid-August, but Linebrink said on Friday it's looking more like the end of the month or beginning of September.


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