Today was excruciating. The White Sox had chance after chance to overcome a slim Texas lead and the opportunity to take the series from the Rangers, but the South Siders couldn’t get it done.
—Although the Sox narrowed the margin to 2-1 on a Paul Konerko single in the seventh, we left runners on first and second as Alex Rios grounded into a DP, the third of the day for the Pale Hose. For the record, a Rios misjudged ball in center, along with a Gordon Beckham error, were responsible for the only two Ranger runs.
—We left runners on first and third in the eighth as pinch hitter Adam Dunn struck out (what else is new?) and Juan Pierre grounded into a force out to kill the rally.
—After Neftali Feliz walked Carlos Quentin and Konerko in the ninth, we left the tying run on third as A.J. Pierzynski flied out to end the game.
Aside from a fine seven-inning performance by Gavin Floyd, positives were hard to find in the 2-1 loss. Unless you consider the fact that the Sox remained nine games in back of the Indians, instead of dropping another game behind. The Tribe was clobbered by the Red Sox, 14-2.