PHOENIX -- The White Sox basestealing has been shut down, and not just by the opposing catchers. With his team just 30-for-59 in stolen-base attempts this season, manager Ozzie Guillen made a decision to slow down his baserunners.
"I shut it down a little bit more, because we were giving away outs with no reason," Guillen said. "I want to see how the team functions without the running game. The running game wasn't working. It was killing us."
Juan Pierre, who topped the Major Leagues last year with 68 stolen bases, is just 10-for-19 this season. Pierre pointed out how opposing teams clearly were going to make adjustments and not let him run after watching what he did in 2010.