Analysis

ChiSox Shutout Bucs Again

ChiSox Shutout Bucs Again

For the second straight game the White Sox tossed a combined shutout at the Pirates. Tonight's starter was Clayton Richard, who picked up his first win in 2009 and just the third of his career. He and three relievers held the Pirates to four singles, a double and three walks. Richard struck out eight in his six innings of work and the Pirates whiffed a total of 13 times.
Ross Ohlendorf deserved better. He went 7-2/3 and allowed four runs - three earned. The first run scored with the aid of a Jack Wilson error. Alexei Ramirez clubbed a two run dinger in the fifth to make it 3-0 and Jermaine Dye's solo tater in the 8th capped the scoring.
The Good
Ohlendorf was effective. If the club can get performances like this from the starters, I'll have no arguments.
The Bad
Being shutout in back to back games.
Striking out. Lack of clutch hits. I just better stop.
 
The Rest
Last time the Pirates were shutout in back-to-back competitions was also in interleague play. That was at the hands o...

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