I give Orlando Hudson credit for admitting the loss was his fault. Peavy gives up one earned run in nine innings and takes the loss. That is not saying much for the White Sox offense.
Who would have thought it would be June 19th before a No.5 starter for the Cubs would win a game? Wood has pitched well in his last four starts. He had allowed one earned run in 7 innings against the Giants, in one of those four starts, but the Giants shut out the Cubs 2-0 in that game. Wood has been a huge upgrade over Chris Volstad and now wish Wood had been the No.5 starter all season.
Can’t believe the Padres would brag about minor leaguers going 0-3. Makes me wonder what they will say if one of their players REALLY has a good game.
Peavy’s three losses this season have been by two 1-0 scores and a 2-1 score. Peavy has allowed 3 earned runs in 25 innings in his three losses.
Randy Wells will be well rested after only pitching 2 innings since June 8 when he takes the mound against Gavin Floyd tonight. Sox hitters will have to be patient with Wells, since he has 16 walks and only 11 strikeouts this season, so should be able to work a walk, if they use some plate discipline.
Floyd is 11th on the Sox in ERA, but Danks and Humber are 12th and 15th respectively, with Humber having the highest ERA on the Sox at 6.01. Starting with his May 16th start against the Angels, Floyd has allowed 7, 9, 5, 5, 4 and 5 runs in his last six starts. He has allowed 35 runs and 49 hits in his last 30 innings. Floyd has allowed 15 home runs, which is 3rd most in the AL this season.
Sox are 6-11 for the month of June and Sale with 2 wins and Quintana and Humber, with one win each have the only other wins by Sox starters in June. Sox were 18-11 in May.
Sox won 14 of 15 from May 17- June 1. Since then they have lost 11 of their last 16 games.
Am I missing something? Why have the Sox returned to a 6 man rotation? Why start Sale and Peavy every sixth day, when the other starters have ERA’s between 5.63 and 6.01? See Stewart is slated to start against Minnesota on the 25th of this month. The Sox need a win in the worst way tonight, since Humber is starting against Greinke this weekend. You never know with baseball though, Humber might even pitch another perfect game.