White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy put together another solid start on Thursday, but it wasn't strong enough to propel the White Sox to a win. Peavy was solid for 7 1/3 innings on Thursday night, allowing only five men to reach base in that time, and allowing only a pair of earned runs while striking out six. He'd leave with the game tied at two though, as the White Sox offense failed to provide Peavy with the run support he needed.
Peavy has been suffering from a lack of run support all season, which is surprising since the White Sox rank fifth in the American League in scoring with a 4.59 runs per game.
Peavy's numbers in 2012 would suggest he'd have a better record than he does, as the right-hander has compiled an 11-12 mark for the season. Peavy currently sports a 3.37 ERA and a solid strikeout to walk ratio of almost four to one. Numbers like that would usually have a starting pitcher finishing the season at well above .500, but Peavy will need a win in his last start just to see his record settle at 12-12.
Peavy is in line for one more start in the 2012 regular season, and if no changes are made to the rotation due to the AL Central race, that start will come on Tuesday, Oct. 2 against the Cleveland Indians. The White Sox have just six games remaining on their schedule, and they currently trail the Tigers by two games in the AL Central. They'll face the Rays again on Friday, with the first pitch scheduled to be thrown at 7:10 p.m. CT.