Sox manager has had enough of players getting hit
From online reports
Chicago White Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen said he’s had enough of his players getting hit by pitches.
Saturday, Aug. 8, White Sox players Paul Konerko, Scott Podsednik and Gordon Beckham were hit by pitches in Chicago’s 8-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians at Chicago’s U.S. Cellular Field.
Guillen said he didn’t think the Indians were intentionally throwing at the Sox players.
“Yesterday, I get upset, they hit one guy and they throw in into another guy,” Guillen was quoted by the Associated Press (AP). “I got upset. I know for a fact they’re not throwing at nobody, but enough is enough. I have Konerko bruised all over the place. Around the league, be careful because we’re going to hit people. I don’t care if I get suspended because I need to protect my players.”
The Sox rank fifth in the majors with 45 players being hit by pitches. The Indians rank No. 1, with players being hit 65 times.
“When we went to Cleveland, they hit two guys, not on purpose, but someone can get hurt out there,” Guillen was quoted by the AP. “You can pitch in, but if you don’t know how, don’t do it. It gets to the point when they hit us seven times, 20 times in one week, and we hit one and they’re the headhunters and that’s a (problem) with major league baseball.
“If I see someone hit my player, and I know they hit him on purpose, it’s two guys going down,” Guillen added. “I don’t care if I get suspended. I rather have me suspended for two games than have my players on the DL for 30 days.”
The White Sox (57-55) trail the Detroit Tigers (59-51) by three games in the American League Central division, and are six games behind the Boston Red Sox (62-48) in the American League wild-card race.
The Sox begin a three-game series at the Seattle Mariners at 9:10 p.m., tonight, Aug. 10.
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