Are these Sox ever going to hit?

Are these Sox ever going to hit?

Posted by scotgreg on Wed, 04/28/2010 - 17:04
Ozzie shook up baseball's worst offense, again, for tonight's game against starter Rich Harden and the Texas Rangers. Omar Vizquel is starting at second base in place of the ice-cold Gordon Beckham, who has 4 hits in his last 33 at-bats. Why not. Mark Teahen is hitting fifth, followed by Carlos Quentin, Mark Kotsay, A.J. Pierzynski and Alexei Ramirez. From Juan Pierre at the top to whoever is in the middle on a particular day to the bottom, the White Sox just can't get it rolling. And again, you have to wonder how long GM Kenny Williams is going to wait before he goes after some better bats. Last week, KW said he doesn't need the usual 60 games to get a feel for things. The Sox are 8-12. I say wait until after the next homestand (Kansas City, Toronto) and if the White Sox are still struggling to score runs, do what you've go to do Kenny. After scoring 2 runs on 6 hits in Tuesday night's loss at Texas, the Sox are batting .220, the lowest average in major-league baseball. They are second-to-last in on-base percentage (.302) and 25th in runs per game (3.8). The White Sox have scored 2 runs or less seven times. Wow. Jake Peavy takes the mound tonight with new mechanics, and he's still looking for his first win of the season. As Peavy repeated to reporters in Texas Tuesday, he is intent on using his legs more. But he's also dropped his arm slot a good 12 inches from where it was at the start of the season. Peavy is a classic three-quarters guy, not an over-the-top pitcher like he's been. Getting his mechanics back in order and feeling good is one thing, but Peavy's not going to win many games if he walks 7 batters like he did against Tampa Bay last Thursday. As for the Rangers, Harden's been murder on Paul Konerko (1-for-15), Rios (2-for-11) and A.J. (0-for-11). Peavy has never faced Texas. Here are tonight's lineups: WHITE SOX Pierre - LF Vizquel - 2B Rios - CF Konerko - DH Teahen - 3B Quentin - RF Kotsay - 1B Pierzynski - C Ramirez - SS Peavy – RHP RANGERS Andrus - SS Young - 3B Hamilton - LF Guerrero - DH Murphy - RF Smoak - 1B Teagarden - C Arias - 2B Borbon - CF Harden – RHP
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