CHICAGO -- White Sox left-hander Matt Thornton needed just the one day to bounce back after throwing 50 pitches in relief on Friday night, saying he was ready to go in Sunday's series finale against the Nationals.
"Yeah, I'm doing all right," Thornton said. "I could tell when I woke up everything had kind of subsided a little bit. You don't feel great, but there aren't too many times as a reliever you do feel great.
"It's one of those things where [if] you get too much time off, you get sore. You throw too much and you just get beat up. I'm feeling pretty good."
Thornton took the loss in Friday's 14-inning setback to the Nationals, giving up four unearned runs, started by an Alexei Ramirez throwing error with two outs. Ramirez apologized to Thornton, just as Juan Pierre had done earlier in the season when his dropped fly ball in left cost Thornton a save against Oakland. But, once again, Thornton said the apology wasn't necessary.
"I can't recall Alexei making an error in the last month and a half, and he's made unbelievable plays for me over the last four years," Thornton said. "People are going to make errors."