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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Guillen: 'We deserved to lose'

By Doug Padilla

DENVER – Watching White Sox players hang their heads after Tuesday’s 3-2 defeat in 13 innings against the Colorado Rockies amused frustrated manager Ozzie Guillen.

Will Ohman
Will Ohman was the losing pitcher for the White Sox on Tuesday.

“I don’t think we should feel bad because we earned it to lose this game,” Guillen said. “We deserved to lose. I think the way we played from the first inning , I don’t think we should have won this game at all. We had opportunities. The only thing about this game, we pitched well. Everything else was pretty bad. I don’t know why those guys hang their heads over there when they played like that. Usually they get dressed and leave right away because I don’t think we, for one second, deserved to win this game.”

The White Sox had major problems getting runners home from third base. Brent Morel had runners on first and third with one out in the third inning and grounded into a 6-4-3 double play. Carlos Quentin had the bases loaded in the fifth with one out and grounded into a 6-4-3 double play.

Meanwhile Gavin Floyd and the White Sox bullpen kept the Rockies at bay, but the offense failed to deliver. They had just two infield singles after a Juan Pierre double in the fifth inning.

“The game finished the way it started – very bad,” Guillen said. “It’s nobody’s fault. If they’re going to blame anybody, they should blame everyone – counting myself. We still struggle with men on third base with less than two outs. We don’t do the little things, and do you expect to win? Hell no. We played like [expletive], you go home like [expletive].”

Guillen said he was glad the game ended when it did and he didn’t have to watch it any longer, saying he woke up at 6 a.m. to play golf and it wasn’t worth staying up any longer.