Francisco Liriano tossed a no-hitter against the White Sox Tuesday night, a ferocious kick into the groin as the Sox fall into last place in the A.L. Central. Stunning imagery, I know.
For anyone who thought things couldn’t get worse for an already struggling offense…well, they’re probably just shaking their heads right now. Edwin Jackson is a complete afterthought despite eight magnificent innings, a Jason Kubel solo homer the difference in the game.
Juan Pierre drew three of six team walks on the night, even stole a base, but the team just couldn’t manufacture anything against Liriano, who only struck out two.
We’ll see how the team rebounds Wednesday in the conclusion of the two-game series. John Danks (0-4, 3.92 ERA) looks for his first of the season as Nick Blackburn (1-4, 5.14) might be an ace in waiting against a floundering White Sox offense.