The inflatable sex doll community was shocked on Tuesday night when Chicago's Gavin Floyd once again lost a no-hitter in the late going; giving up a double to the Twins' Joe Mauer with one out in the ninth. (Inset: "Nooooo!"). Bobby Jenks came on to get the final two outs in the White Sox's 7-1 victory, which ended their six-game losing streak.
We told you on Tuesday about the White Sox sex doll shrine, constructed by Chicago players to help the team bust out of its slump. But while this type of thing makes good sense for river rafting, it makes very little for baseball, and on Tuesday White Sox front office types ordered manager Ozzie Guillen to remove it. And then, suddenly, magic. Floyd, who held Detroit hitless for 7 1/3 innings on April 12, came even closer to the no-hitter this time; walking three and striking out four, throwing 105 pitches. The Twins scored an unearned run in the fourth. Jermaine Dye had a leadoff homer in the sixth, and Carlos Quentin had a two-run single in the seventh. And once again the Phillies are left wondering if they should have brought in a couple of plastic blowup women while Floyd played for them.