Chicago Sun-Times
with sports reporters Daryl Van Schouwen and Chris De Luca

Sox' offense fails again

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It started out pretty well for the White Sox, but Tampa Bay's speed and clutch hitting proved too much.

Mark Buehrle pitched well, but the Sox bullpen couldn't shut the door.

The real problem is the Sox just left too many guys on base.

Even in the first when the Sox took a 2-0 lead it seemed that it wasn't going to be enough.

The Rays just manufactured runs with speed and clutch hits.

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i can't decide if the sox offense is anemic or flaccid.


really,
come on this team had it's chances to score throughout both games but did they no. for some reason we cannot get anybody on this team to produce that big hit.

I can not take this because it is either Home Run or Nothing. Also Walker needs to be fired. How come Sox hitters are continuing to take first pitch strike? Also that first pitch is always a big fat fast ball.

Let's Go Dodgers! Put the Cubs out of their misery and keep their fans in misery for at least another off-season!

Back in 05, (this is the truth) I often said that the inability to get a run in from third would kill the Sox. That year the pitching covered up. They would have won game two 2-0 or 2-1 instead of losing 6-2.

Despite decent to good batting averages with men in scoring position, the Sox have not gotten runs in from second and third in years. Deep down everyone knows it. You can't expect them to change. I get sick watching guys like Swisher almost pulling a muscle trying to hit a homer with one man on base and down by 4 runs. Why? What's the point? Play the game guys.

I wish we had a bigger park. It's as if players come here and get sucked into the power game. When the Sox are going well, they hit to the opposite field and don't jerk off the ball, with parts of their bodies going in ten different directions.

My frustration is quickly turning to resignation. I'm tired of hearing that everone is trying. Of course you are. Now just WHAT are you trying to do?

That brings up another point. The attitude that you don't want to get too high or low is great, but let's have someone besides Ozzie get really PO'd about losing. I'm not big into throwing chairs and smashing urinals, but somewhere along the line someone has to gat past, "Well we gave it our best. It just didn't work out." BULL! Losers try. Winners get it done! Back in 05, (this is the truth) I often said that the inability to get a run in from third would kill the Sox. That year the pitching covered up. They would have won game two 2-0 or 2-1 instead of losing 6-2.

Despite decent to good batting averages with men in scoring position, the Sox have not gotten runs in from second and third in years. Deep down everyone knows it. You can't expect them to change. I get sick watching guys like Swisher almost pulling a muscle trying to hit a homer with one man on base and down by 4 runs. Why? What's the point? Play the game guys.

I wish we had a bigger park. It's as if players come here and get sucked into the power game. When the Sox are going well, they hit to the opposite field and don't jerk off the ball, with parts of their bodies going in ten different directions.

My frustration is quickly turning to resignation. I'm tired of hearing that everone is trying. Of course you are. Now just WHAT are you trying to do?

That brings up another point. The attitude that you don't want to get too high or low is great, but let's have someone besides Ozzie get really PO'd about losing. I'm not big into throwing chairs and smashing urinals, but somewhere along the line someone has to gat past, "Well we gave it our best. It just didn't work out." BULL! Losers try. Winners get it done! I think these Sox are better than the results show. It can still happen.

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