Wuz good world dis ya boi White Sox Real Talk checking back in after a 2nd straight tough loss by my Sox. After blowing a 5-1 run lead with 2 outs in the 8th inning last night at the hands of the Cubs, The Sox arrived at Great American Ballpark in Cincinatti looking to take a W away from the Reds. Jose Contreras found his self back on the bump after giving up only 1 run in his last two starts. The Night started off well when Chris Getz hit his first Major League HR off Bronson Arroyo to give the Sox an early 2-0 lead. The Reds threaten in the next inning but the rally was killed by a great play by Alexei Ramirez when he threw out one of the Reds with a bare-handed throw to first.
Just when things looked like they were going the Sox way, the old Jose Contereas showed up when he gave up a 2-Run bomb to right field off the bat of Brandon Philips as the Reds took a 3-1 lead.
Sox then continued to get their bats silenced by Bronson Arroyo as he wouldn’t give up another run the rest of his outing. The Reds then added an insurance run in the bottom of the 8th to extend their lead to 4-2, a lead that they would not relinqush. Despite a solo jack by Paulie in the 9th Cordero shut the door on that comeback as the Reds won 4-3. All in all it was a pretty bad night for my beloved Sox as their offense consisted of a single, a double, & 2 HRs. Not that bad of an outing by Jose but just poor, poor offense. This just continues with my belief that htis team is just too Inconsistent to win back to back AL Central division titles. If one game the pitching is good then the offense isn’t etc. Just makes no sense and barring a comeback by Milwaukee tonight it looks like the Sox will be back to 5 games behind in the central. Hopefully we can get back on the winning side of things with Clayton Richard on the bump tommorow night. We will still need of a streak of 6 or 7 games before i get excited. Until next time yall…PEACE!!