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There's a reason these guys have a worse record than the Cubs

It's been so long since I sat down to write one of these recaps, I don't really have a feel for the ebb and flow of how the team has been playing. I obviously got the impression that last week was one of the most magical (regular season) weeks in White Sox history, and am terribly sad that I missed out on the excitement. But we all need our time off every once in a while, and I don't think the site suffered at all. In fact, Now that I've had the time to read through all of the posts, I'm beginning to wonder if I shouldn't hand over the recap duties to you guys more often.

I don't know how we should handle it, but I like the place a little better with more voices on the front page.

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The Pirates entered Tuesday's game on an 11-game losing streak. The Sox pounded out 7 hits in the first 2 innings, and it appeared that they were well on their way to their 12th in a row. It wasn't quite that easy however.

The White Sox left 10 men on base, and made a number of outs on the basepaths to keep the Buccos within striking distance. Jim Thome's late RBI helped ease the tension in what looked to be a perfect set-up for a Sox loss.

Brandon McCarthy and Bobby Jenks continued the bullpen's stellar play as of late, each working perfect innings in relief of Mark Buehrle, while Joe Crede and Tadahito Iguchi each made a couple of tough defensive plays to help the cause. The bullpen could get another upgrade with Cliff Politte reportedly throwing well in rehab on the farm. Though I'm not really optimistic about Politte's immediate future.

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In other news, Detroit continues to win, and Peter Gammons had a brain aneurysm. I can't help but think that those two events are somehow related. I know Detroit is starting to give me headaches.