KANSAS CITY -- For just the second time in 15 opportunities, rookie Addison Reed failed to close out a White Sox victory on Friday night.
Reed pointed to getting behind hitters and having them sit on his fastball as the 12th-inning problem against the Royals. But in Reed's mind, that game is history and Saturday had the potential to present another chance for a save.
"Yeah, it's part of the game. It's going to happen. Just forget about it," Reed said. "Today, there's nothing I can do about yesterday."
Eight rookies dot the White Sox pitching staff, but none of them have a higher-pressure job on a daily basis than Reed. Yet, the White Sox standing atop the American League Central or the time of the season as August and September fast approach, don't seem to bother the unflappable right-hander.
"It's the same thing. I don't look at it any different," Reed said. "I just go out there and throw the ball, and it's the same every time I'm out there.
"The more I think, the more trouble I get into. I just try to throw strikes and not worry about who we are playing and what place we are in. I just take it one pitch at a time."