White Sox: Ozzie Guillen makes a great point about Detroit’s defense
The Chicago White Sox lost their baseball game by a final score of 5-2. It was a tough game because the White Sox didn’t take advantage of some opportunities. They didn’t capitalize on their chances with runners in scoring position which was the main reason they lost. Tony La Russa didn’t make a lot of great decisions in this game either but you can’t leave that many runners on and expect to win.
Ozzie Guillen made some interesting comments on Chicago White Sox postgame.
Everyone is going to remember this as the game that Detroit made five errors in the first five innings and the White Sox didn’t take advantage. Looking at the errors alone will make it look like Detroit was a disaster on defense. They certainly weren’t good but Ozzie Guillen made a great point about them on the postgame show.
He pointed out that they weren’t as bad as the stats show. They were good enough on defense when they needed to be good. They turned a bunch of double plays with their defense and they threw out Tim Anderson trying to steal in a key moment. They weren’t great early but they buckled down when it mattered the most.
The White Sox need to forget about it. This is the type of loss that you erase from your memory and move on. They have some more big games coming up with the Detroit Tigers this week so taking the series should be the new objective. It is hard to sweep Major League Baseball teams anyway, no matter where they are in the standings.
Ozzie Guillen’s opinions should mean a lot to White Sox fans. This is the man that led the White Sox to the World Series in 2005 which is the greatest moment in the history of the team. When he says something, it should be very important to everyone. It is okay to be upset with the way this one ended, but the Tigers’ error total shouldn’t be considered the reason that they lost this game.