...the White Sox actually won a series in
California Anaheim Los Angeles, whatever it is. Back then the Angels were owned by some cowboy, not a mouse or a hispanic businessman. The Sox haven't won a series at the Angels home park since September of 1994.
Losses like last night are tough to swallow. It would be easy to second guess the decision to pitch to Dallas McPherson in the 7th, but I'm not going to do that. It may have provided the difference in score, but it didn't decide this game.
No, Contreras is not to blame for last night's loss. That onus falls squarely on the offense. Yet again a pitcher made it the first time through the Sox line up without allowing a hit. (or a baserunner this time) -- That's 4 of the last 6 games, for those of you counting along at home. -- It's time to be concerned about the offense.
The starting rotation has shown no signs of slowing down. They have recorded quality starts in each of the last 9 games. (OK, I'm lying there. McCarthy didn't have a quality start becuase Ozzie wouldn't let him. I'm not going to hold it against him. You shouldn't either.) The Sox have allowed more than 3 runs just once in that span, and yet have just a 6-3 record to show for it. -- That's right, I'm complaining about winning 2/3 of the past nine games. With the stellar pitching we've gotten, it should be more. Over the past 5 games the Sox "offense" has scored an average of just 2.2 runs per game.