Since there wasn't a whole lot to say about tonight's 8-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox, manager Dave Trembley used his postgame media conference to set the record straight on Adam Eaton.
Trembley was asked what Eaton needed to do in the series finale. He didn't bristle at the question, but clearly viewed it as an attempt to get him to spell out how much rope Eaton has left.
"I'd like to disspell that,'' Trembley said. "I don't think every time Adam pitches it's a critical situation. With hitters, you give them at-bats. You give a guy 75 at-bats. This guy has pitched a long time in the major leagues. I don't think it's, if he pitches well he's on the team, if he doesn't, he's off the team. I don't think that's fair. Let's let him pitch and see what happens.
"What we have is what we have and we'll do the best we can and stand behind our guys."
Trembley saw what everybody else saw in Jeremy Guthrie. He struggled with his command and the White Sox took advantage while Sox left-hander John Danks delivered his third straight strong start.
"The difference between Jeremy and Danks was the location of his pitches,'' Trembley said. "The White Sox, from the first inning, made him work to get outs. I think his stuff was fine. The difference when a guy succeeds and a guy is sharp is location."