Blame White Sox' loss on offense

Blame White Sox' loss on offense

Posted by scotgreg on Fri, 06/20/2008 - 18:57
Don’t blame Scott Linebrink for giving up the game-winning home run to Aramis Ramirez in Game 1 of the White Sox-Cubs showdown Friday at Wrigley. Don’t blame Octavio Dotel for giving up 2 solo home runs in the seventh inning, allowing the Cubs to pull into a 3-3 tie. Don’t even blame manager Ozzie Guillen for pulling the plug on John Danks’ brilliant start after 6 innings. Blame the offense, again, for the Sox’ 4-3 loss. How can White Sox hitters be so potent at U.S. Cellular Field and then continually go into the fetal position on the road? The Sox should have beaten the Cubs going away after taking a 3-2 lead in the third inning. But after leading off the sixth inning with a double, Nick Swisher didn’t move. Juan Uribe led off the seventh with a pinch-hit single and made it all the way to second base. Swisher led off the eighth inning with a single and Joe Crede grounded into a double play. Brian Anderson led off the ninth with a double and never moved. If you’re wondering why the White Sox now have a seven-game losing streak on the road, that’s all you need to know.
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