Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Game 119: Kansas City @ Chicago

Game Date: August 12, 2008
White Sox 9, Royals 0 / Box Score
WP: Vazquez (9-10), LP: Bannister (7-11)
Royal Home Runs: None
Royals Record: 54-65

Brian Bannsiter's string of starts without a win was extended to eight last night in Chicago. And you have to wonder what has happened to his season. Going into his start against the Cardinals in Kansas City on June 29, he was 7-6 with a 4.47 ERA. He gave up seven earned runs against the Cardinals and he hasn't been the same pitcher since. He was up in the zone last night and the White Sox hit three home runs off of him. Let's hope that he can figure things out soon.

Josh Newman, fresh up from Omaha, got a taste of what it feels like to be on the mound for the Royals as balls drop in and when fielders simply drop the ball. In the eighth inning, the score was just 4-0 in favor of Chicago when A.J. Pierzynski got a "double" on a pop fly that dropped in between Mike Aviles, Jason Smith, and David DeJesus. How many times has that happened this year? During the same inning, Jose Guillen dropped what he called an "easy fly ball" in left field. Before the inning was over, the White Sox scored five times.

Hopefully, the Royals can turn things around against the White Sox tonight. Luke Hochevar (6-10, 5.54) will go up against Mark Buehrle (9-10, 3.94). Hochevar is 0-1 against the White Sox in his career with a 4.80 ERA in 15.0 IP. Buehrle is 17-8 against the Royals with a 3.55 ERA in 233.0 IP.

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