The White Sox lost their third spring training game in as many chances today with a 7-6
loss to the Reds. The Sox gave it a noble effort after they were down 5-0–on five unearned
runs–in the fifth inning, but couldn’t close the deal.
Edwin Jackson (above) was today’s starter and pitched two scoreless, hitless innings…Minor league first baseman Jim Gallagher doubled in a pair of runs and A.J. Pierzynski added two RBIs…Brent Morel had a couple hits, including a double…Paul Konerko and Carlos Quentin each had a hit and an RBI…Anthony Carter, Brian Bruney and Nate Jones all pitched scoreless innings…The Pale Hose also benefitted from seven walks yielded by Cincy hurlers–four coming in the three-run seventh inning.
The major downer came in the fifth inning when Gordon Beckham missed catching the ball on a potential inning-ending force at second–his second error of the spring. From there, the floodgates opened and the five unearned runs came across the plate against Chisox reliever Kyle Cofield, who surrended five hits in the processl…Reliever Freddy Dolsi coughed up the game-winning homer to Reds’ catcher Devin Mesoraco in the home half of the eighth.
Sox host the Mariners tomorrow at Camelback Ranch.