It seemed like a weird, long game yesterday. Ozzie left in Danks when he normally would have pulled him 2 innings prior because of the pitch count. Chris Sale made his major league debut in the 8th, and he put the first two runners on, then was pulled immediately; not exactly a confidence boost. Alex Rios had his first day off in a while — probably due to his current 4-36 slump. Brent Lillibrige started in centerfield, and Dayan Viciedo played both third and first base in the extra inning loss.
Once the later innings hit, and the score remained 1-1, I became worried ab0ut the White Sox’ chances of coming out with a win. It seemed that they had no answer for Baltimore’s bullpen; just as they had no answer for the Oriole’s starter Brad Bergerson earlier. The Sox best opportunity to score was in the 7th when Kotsay hit a one out triple but was thrown out trying to score on a weak ground ball.
John Danks threw 120 pitches, Chris Sale made his MLB debut, and Tony Pena gave up the game winning run in this 2-1 loss.