I don’t blame Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura for being upset one minute after this past weekend, because losing two games to the Arizona Diamondbacks just doesn’t make a lot of sense.
It shouldn’t have happened.
Yes, it does seem the Diamondbacks are playing better baseball than they were earlier in the year, but, c’mon, the White Sox are a better team than what we watched on Saturday and Sunday, especially on Sunday when they were held to just four hits.
The Chicago Sun-Times quoted Ventura as saying:
“It started from the first play of the game [a ball that fell for a triple under tumbling outfielder Alejandro De Aza] and continued on, and it stunk, pretty much the whole thing.”
He was right … Sunday’s game stunk, and I felt three of the past four games the White Sox have stunk. There is actually no other way to put it.
Yes, it is still early in the season, but Game 39 means just as much as Game 162 in my book, so maybe Monday the White Sox will give a little bit of a better effort in the upcoming series against the Oakland Athletics.
At least they better, or they will be more than five games out of first place in the AL Central if they keep playing like they have as of late.
In other White Sox news:
• On Saturday, Paul Konerko hit his first home run of the season, and ESPN Chicago wrote about it.
• The Chicago Tribune writes about the White Sox hitting the road on a sour note.
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