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What they're saying: More views from Chicago



Here's what the Chicago newspapers were saying after Game 2:

Singles not sensational for Sox
Phil Rogers, Chicago Tribune

"The Sox managed 12 hits off Scott Kazmir and the Rays' talented, deep bullpen. Six of those came with runners on base, and on none of those hits did the baserunners advance more than one base. That is hard to believe.

"Six hits and not one guy going from second to home or even first to third. It was the style of ball that caused Ozzie Guillen to say they played like an old man's softball team when they got swept three games in Minnesota last week."

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Missed opportunities piling up for Sox
Rick Morrissey, Chicago Tribune

"Rays starter Scott Kazmir was on pace for something like a million pitches. He hit the leadoff batter, walked the second and gave up a single to the third. No outs, the bases jammed and all the Sox got out of it was a two-run lead and not even a stupid T-shirt.

"'We could have gotten five or six runs,' catcher A.J. Pierzynski said.

"There was a very palpable feeling inside Tropicana Field that the missed opportunities were going to come back and bite the Sox in the posterior. This being baseball, there was a statistical basis for that feeling. In the regular season, the Rays won an American League-high 28 games in which they trailed by at least two runs."

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Swinging in the wane
Greg Couch, Chicago Sun-Times

"Well, this grand season of Chicago baseball, with the dream of the Sox and Cubs in the World Series, apparently is not happening. This was going to be the greatest month in Chicago baseball history.

"Instead, it's boiling down to one awful week. Chicago baseball is falling apart."

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[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:40am]


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