Carlos Quentin and Paul Konerko both went deep on Saturday, but the White Sox simply couldn’t match the Angels’ offensive explosion. Angels rookie starter Tyler Chatwood threw seven solid innings, giving up just a single run on five hits, two walks, and three strikeouts.
The start of Saturday’s game was delayed by more than two hours as Chicago experienced an April cold front, with a wintry mix and temperatures in the mid-30s. Starter Gavin Floyd, who had been having a strong start to the 2011 season, looked more characteristic on Saturday against the Angels. Floyd has had trouble in the month of April in his career, sporting a 5.00+ ERA, and on Saturday he became the first White Sox starter of the 2011 season to give up six or more runs.
Floyd finished the day with six innings pitched, giving up eight hits, two walks, and six runs. He also struck out three. Ultimately that starting performance proved too much of an obstacle for the Sox to overcome.
The White Sox will look to salvage part of the series on Sunday afternoon. First pitch in that game will be at 1:10 P.M., CDT.