White Sox Spring Training, Day 13
Friday, March 5, 2010
Down in Defeat
The Good Guys took one on the chin Friday as the Dodgers handed the White Sox an 8-3 setback in the Cactus League home opener for the Sox, who fell to 0-1-1.
As is often the case in spring games, the important moment came in the third inning when J.J. Putz (prounounced “Puts”) tossed a scoreless frame, striking out two.
“He threw his fastball very well,” said manager Ozzie Guillen. “I didn’t even know he threw a forkball. When I saw it, I thought at first it was a changeup.”
Starter Mark Buehrle allowed one unearned run in 2.0 to suffer the loss.
“Buehrle looked sharp,” Guillen added. “To me, Buehrle’s looking Buehrle.”