Thu Aug 07 12:40pm EDT
Mark Buehrle wasn't criticizing a teammate as much as just stating an opinion. Asked over the weekend about fellow White Sox pitchers John Danks and Gavin Floyd being forced to grow up quickly in this playoff chase, Buehrle gave his vote of confidence to Danks while saying Floyd has to show he can be immune to the pressure that comes with the next seven weeks.
''If anything, Gavin might be a guy that's affected,'' Buehrle said. ''Danks is so laid-back, it doesn't seem like anything bothers him. Where Floyd, it seems like there's a little bit more that gets to him. A bigger situation or bigger game might get him more nervous, but Danks isn't a guy I worry about.''
If Buehrle could only convince manager Ozzie Guillen he has nothing to worry about when it comes to the rotation. After Floyd's dismal outing Tuesday, the starters had a 6.75 ERA in their last 20 games.
''I'm kind of worried about where we are,'' Guillen said. ''I know we got two, three kids in the rotation, but to me they're not kids anymore. They're big-league pitchers, and they can handle it.''