Things haven't been going very well lately for Mark Buehrle, the longest-tenured pitcher on the White Sox.
Buehrle has allowed 22 hits and 12 earned runs in his last two starts, coming against Minnesota and Kansas City. He's gone through stretches like this before in 2008, such as his starts on May 7 and 12 when he allowed a combined 19 hits and 13 runs.
On the other side, Buehrle has had stretches of great pitching—for instance, in his six June starts, Buehrle allowed just eight runs. So what has been the key for Buehrle?
It's easy, and it's a rule of real estate: location, location, location.