“The door is open” for Carlos Rodon, pitching coach Don Cooper said.
White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen no longer sees the fight in his team. Paul Konerko doesn’t see it, either. The Chicago bullpen blew a three-run lead in the ninth inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the White Sox 6-5 in 10 innings on Wednesday.
Ozzie Guillen kept his cool after his team let an early lead slip away, and he had a good reason for his optimistic outlook. By taking two of three from the Detroit Tigers, the Chicago White Sox showed they could compete with another AL Central contender.
Headed to the plate with the bases loaded in a tie game, Ryan Raburn would have been happy with a base hit. Instead, he drove the first pitch he saw from Jake Peavy into the left-field bullpen to stun the crowd at U.S. Cellular Field.
Brad Penny had a no-hit bid broken up on an infield single in the sixth and the Detroit Tigers scored five in the fifth inning of a 9-0 win over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday.