With Thursday night’s loss, the White Sox are now 0-5 against the Minnesota Twins in the 2011 season. Since 2009, they are 11-30. It seems that even with the demise of the Metrodome, the Sox still can’t catch a break against the Twins, whether on the road or at home at the Cell.
In his first career start against Minnesota, Humber gave up a season high in runs and hits, good for a final line of six earned runs on eleven hits over 3.2 innings. He walked one and struck out two. The Twins scattered their damage, hitting Humber for three runs across the first two innings, and them adding another three in the fourth inning to chase him from the game. In typical Twins fashion, the RBIs came on well executed and timely hitting, rather than the long ball.
The game really wasn’t close for most of the night as the Sox offense seemed completely impotent against Carl Pavano. They scored their lone two runs in the bottom of the fifth, as Mark Teahan followed a leadoff Alexei Ramirez walk with his third home run of the season. But that would be about it for the South Siders on the night.
Pavano earned the win, with a final line of seven innings pitched, with two earned runs on six hits and two walks, while striking out four.
The Twins and White Sox will play game two of the series on Friday evening at the Cell. First pitch is at 7:10 P.M., CDT.