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Guillen angry, 'drained' after 14-inning loss

Posted on: May 28, 2011 6:39 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Even though things have improved in the past several weeks, the White Sox have still -- on the whole -- had a rough 2011 season. It seems like if they get good pitching, the offense fails. If they score some runs, the pitching or defense will find a way to allow runs. There were bullpen issues earlier in the season and the underachievement from several members of the offense continues. I'd imagine it would be quite frustrating for everyone from players to management to fans.

After a Corey Patterson walk-off home run in the 14th inning buried the White Sox Saturday afternoon, manager Ozzie Guillen told reporters exactly what was on his mind. Here are a few of the quotes, via Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune.

"After the ninth inning, we [expletive] stink."

"Our offense [expletive] sucks after the ninth."

"I'm drained now. I feel like I'm in September right now. You can ask my coaches. We feel the same way."

"I've been watching the same [expletive] a lot of times with men in scoring position."

It's hard to blame Guillen. The White Sox have every bit as much talent as any other team in the AL Central and sit at 24-30. And he's not wrong about clutch hitting. Entering Saturday's game, the White Sox were hitting .220 with two outs and runners in scoring position. They were hitting just .222 in "late and close" situations (BBRef). Even the biggest hit Saturday was of the excuse-me variety. Paul Konerko's game-tying double in the ninth inning was actually a blooper in no-man's land in shallow right field. In the 11th, Brent Morel led off with a double and was stranded at third after Adam Dunn popped up and Carlos Quentin flied out. A baserunner was also stranded at third in the 12th inning.

Basically, you can see how it would wear down the skipper. That sentiment was simply vocalized by Guillen after the tough loss.

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Comments

Since: Jun 24, 2007
Posted on: May 29, 2011 1:09 pm
 

Guillen angry, 'drained' after 14-inning loss

Adam Dunn is 0 for 34 against lefties this season, yet Ozzie leaves him out to hit against a lefty with the game on the line, one out, runners on first and third. Dunn flies out to 2B. THEN he pinch hits Quentin for McPherson w 2 outs? Coddling Dunn is more important than winning. Ozzie can blame himself for this loss, and he has done the same thing w Dunn with the game on the line against lefties in 3 of the last 4 games.



Since: May 29, 2011
Posted on: May 29, 2011 12:32 pm
 

Guillen angry, 'drained' after 14-inning loss

It really is funny how so many non-Sox fans are trying to get rid of Ozzie.  Seriously how many Sox games a year do they watch, they really have no clue as to wheter or not the players are motivated.  The fact is people outside of the South side have a problem with Ozzie's personality and it has little or nothing to do with they way he manages.  If you look at the way this lineup was built, they were made to be a successful team, and Ozzie is a great manager for keeping a good team loose in the dugout and not letting them beat themselves. Instead this year lackluster performances from should-be high caliber players (Dunn, Rios, Beckham etc) are keeping the Sox out of games that they could easily win with an extra clutch hit or two.  Motivation is not the issue, nor is Ozzie, the players just need to play the way they are supposed to.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: May 29, 2011 12:29 pm
 

Guillen angry, 'drained' after 14-inning loss

I would take Guillen over Sunshine Quade every single day of the week. The Sox lose a game in 14 innings and Ozzie flips out. Quade's Cubs get brained 10 - 0 by the Pirates (at home and with the offense putting up three hits) and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm praises his team. He always does that. The lifeless, hapless, hopeless Cubs get dogged in the mouth and Quade praises them. He's a puppet for the inept GM. At least Ozzie has a ring and balls enough to speak his mind.



Since: Apr 10, 2011
Posted on: May 29, 2011 12:20 pm
 

Guillen angry, 'drained' after 14-inning loss

I'm tired of hearing Guillen always complaining about his team. At this point, the blame shouldn't be on the team, it should be on the manager! Guillen, instead of going to the media and saying you're already drained, how about going to your team and actually trying to motivate them. If he lasts until the end of the season I'll be shocked.



Since: Feb 12, 2010
Posted on: May 29, 2011 11:56 am
 

Guillen angry, 'drained' after 14-inning loss

If he and the coaching staff are drained already... I'd be lookin to have him move on. If you cant handle the fire, get out of the kitchen ya big baby.



Since: Dec 22, 2010
Posted on: May 29, 2011 10:20 am
 

Guillen angry, 'drained' after 14-inning loss

What I find funny is that the ONLY people screaming for Ozzie's head are NOT White Sox fans. We Sox fans like him, so go you folks can go crap in someone else's yard.

Not entirely true. I can't stand him and I see a lot of other Sox fans that are in total agreement. He's been hanging his hat on 2005 long enough and needs to go. Maybe you should open your eyes and see that Ozzie has been crapping all over YOUR yard, and mine as well. 






Since: May 30, 2010
Posted on: May 29, 2011 9:57 am
 

Guillen angry, 'drained' after 14-inning loss

Being a jay fan i'm not screaming for his job at all, in fact does he have a brother that can maybe come and manage the yankees or red sox? But being a baseball fan I do know that Ozzie is not a good manager and maybe a shakeup would do the team some good. Maybe the gm who spent all that money on free agents should be the second to go after Ozzie. Dunn Rios Pierre= 33 million this year. Maybe the orders to keep playing these guys is coming from up his office because no manager can be that bad.



Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: May 29, 2011 9:10 am
 

Guillen angry, 'drained' after 14-inning loss

What I find funny is that the ONLY people screaming for Ozzie's head are NOT White Sox fans. We Sox fans like him, so go you folks can go crap in someone else's yard.




Since: Jul 23, 2009
Posted on: May 29, 2011 12:38 am
 

Guillen angry, 'drained' after 14-inning loss

The only reason Ozzie Guillen is drained is because he can't motivate his players.  He is nothing but a loud-mouthed idiot and needs to go.



Since: May 18, 2008
Posted on: May 28, 2011 11:52 pm
 

Guillen angry, 'drained' after 14-inning loss

What else is Ozzie supposed to do? Fine bench Dunn. Bench Rios. Bench Beckham. Bench Pierre. Don't pitch EJ or Thornton, Pena, or Sale. They have all been bad for most of the year. Ozzie can only do so much. I think he has done a great job considering. He can't make guys hit the ball when it matters. Ozzie is a good manager. Maybe we should get Jerry Manuel back.


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