Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 5/22/12

Chicago White Sox dominated 9-2 isportsweb

I’m sure White Sox fans were hoping that the team’s recent sweep of the Cubs would lead to a strong performance against the the Minnesota Twins. Unfortunately, our dominance of the National League did not result in a win on Tuesday night.

The Sox scored in the first inning and the last, putting up nothing but goose eggs in between. The Twins had P.J. Walters on the mound and he managed to throw the first complete game the Twins have had all season. Limiting the Sox to two runs on five hits, Walters improved his record to 2-1.

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Gavin Floyd’s performance, on the other hand, did not equal his Minnesota counterpart. Floyd left the game after only 3 2/3 innings, at which point the Sox were already down 9-1. This dropped his ERA to 4.66 and his record to 3-5. Floyd is apparently on a slide, letting up 16 runs over his last 9.2 innings. He has had a few strong outings this year, but his recent showings are definitely cause for concern.

Gordon Beckham continued to have a strong week, hitting his fifth home run of the year. He has showed some recent promise, but the recent acquisition of Orlando Hudson could mean that he might see some reduced playing time. The other RBI came off of the bat of (who else?) Paul Konerko. It was his 24th and his batting average continued to rise up to .371.

Since the Cleveland Indians defeated the Tigers, this loss dropped the Sox to 3 1/2 games behind first place. There is still no reason to be overly worried, though. The Indians have enjoyed some ridiculously impressive pitching, but the Tigers are still the team to be afraid of in the long run. If the Sox can squeeze together some series victories in the upcoming weeks and continue to crush the National League, being in first place at the All-Star Break is very possible.

The good guys will look to even up the series tomorrow night.

Chicago White Sox dominated 9-2 isportsweb

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