KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With the heat critical managers have taken over the past week, Ozzie Guillen decided to hold his tongue Saturday.
“It’s not one thing people want to hear, but we’ll get them tomorrow,” Guillen said. “We’ll be back here. We’ll try again tomorrow, and hopefully tomorrow works. When you give up 17, 18, 20 hits in one game, and you miss few opportunities to score early in the game, I don’t think we deserve to have a better game.”
White Sox pitchers gave up 18 hits Saturday, with starter Zach Stewart giving up 11 of them. The Royals have played better of late, using a resurgent offense to help them to a seven-game win streak.
Guillen clearly wasn’t pleased with his team’s effort, but wasn’t about to get into it.
He was critical of the team’s effort earlier in the week after the Detroit Tigers rallied late for a victory. On Thursday he took to Twitter to defend Mets manager Terry Collins, who took some heat after speaking out in similar fashion as Guillen.