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Danks tanks, play-off push begins

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Not long after I identified John Danks as my pick as a big-game pitcher for this year's White Sox staff, Danks betrayed me Wednesday, as the Sox got crushed by the Orioles 11-3. Though it was Lance Broadway who allowed it to become a route, Danks gave up 4 runs early and threw a lot of pitches on the way to 3 BBs and just 1 K. Not much to like in this one at all, except JeDye's 32nd HR, Konerko hitting a rare round-tripper.

With just about a month to go in the season, this weekend begins our teams' play-off push against two tough possible play-off opponents. The Sox next take on the defending champ Red Sox, as the Cubs start a four-game series against the Phils, who fell out of 1st place last night, but still look like a play-off team.

By the way, The Trib's Phil Rogers had a column today on why the Cubs should fear the Sox come October...

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