John Danks pitched a solid game for the first six innings on Sunday afternoon in Cleveland. However, the White Sox offense, unlike in their first two games, was eerily quiet. Danks only gave up two runs on the day, both on a home run to Orlando Cabrera. While that would be enough for the Indians, the bullpen again managed to implode and let the hole grow deeper in the final frames. Though Danks got the loss, he did fan eight Indians and it looks like he will once again be a solid starter for Chicago.
Most of the extra runs given up by the bullpen came off of Will Ohman, who once again had a dismal appearance. Ohman gave up three runs on three hits on only 2/3 of an inning.
The triple play turned by the Indians came after confused base running and a bad bunt by Alexei Ramirez. Ramirez popped his bunt into the air, where it was caught by Carlos Santana covering first. Santana and Orlando Cabrera doubled off A.J. Pierzynski and then tripled off Carlos Quentin with the aid of Asdrubal Cabrera. Both runners had been trying to advance on the errant bunt.
While Sunday’s game ended in a dismal fashion, the series was still a success for the new look of the “all in” Sox offense. The White Sox next travel to Kansas City to take on the Royals on Tuesday evening at 7:10 P.M. CDT.