Ozzie Guillen would need a lot more than 140 characters to explain what's gone wrong with the White Sox during the opening month of the season and they gave him one more reason for frustration as they lost their record 18th game in April as he finished serving his suspension for in-game tweets.
With or without their manager, the Chicago White Sox have been reeling. When they pitch well — as Phil Humber did again Saturday night — they have trouble handling the ball and getting the big hit.
A 6-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night left the White Sox with a 10-18 mark in April — the most losses in franchise history for the opening month.
"The league is not going to be feeling sorry for us or wait for us or nothing. We are going to have to play and play through it and start winning some ball games," acting manager Joey Cora said.
Chicago lost for the 14th time in 17 games and second straight under Cora. Cora filled in again as Guillen completed a two-game suspension for remarks he made about an umpire on Twitter after he ejected from a game at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night.
Humber, who took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his previous start against the Yankees, allowed only two runs and three hits in seven innings.
One of those hits was a homer to No. 9 batter Robert Andino and another run scored on a wild pitch that eluded catcher A.J. Pierzynski, who had trouble behind the plate.
"Our job is to go out there and go deep in the ball game and keep us close and give our offense a chance," Humber said. "Right now we're not scoring a whole lot of runs, but I think that is going to turn around, I really do. I've got all the faith in the world in these guys. ... Hopefully it turns around for us pretty quick."
"It seems like we're one hit away, one play away in some of these games and that's how it is early in a season sometimes," said Paul Konerko, adding that the White Sox also started slowly last season. Then they went on a 26-5 tear.
Guillen said he watched Friday night's 10-4 loss on TV. He said that more difficult than from the dugout because he has to watch replays and can still hear the booing. He said he was in the parking lot and then went home Friday night. "It was painful to watch as a fan," he said.
Since his one game per tweet suspension Guillen has decided to take a different tact when it comes to Twitter, as he tried to raise money for charity in his next tweet after the offending ones.
"Ok people I got myself in trouble using TWITTER now I am going to help people who need it," Guillen posted Saturday. He then posted a link to the White Sox Charities website and asked each of his followers to donate $1.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.