It seems like every time the 2014 Chicago White Sox take a step or two forward, they take five steps backwards, because not only did they lose once to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Tuesday, but for good measure they lost twice.
The White Sox starting pitching was really off on Tuesday with back end of the rotation starters Hector Noesi and Scott Carroll combining to allow 12 earned runs in their respective starts, with Noesi giving up five and Carroll seven.
I don’t care if the Sox are battling for last place, but how long are they going to watch the No. 4 and No. 5 starters struggle this season? Sure Noesi has had a couple good games, but I’m being honest with myself (I think) and I just don’t see him being a starter on this team in 2015. The same goes with Carroll.
Am I wrong?
“You have to make do, you have to find somebody to do it. It’s that simple.”
I’m pretty sure it was easier to find “Waldo” in the children’s book than finding end of the rotation starters this season.
With that said, why not gives others in the organization a chance to see if they are able to handle those spots? The White Sox are already 39-46 on the year headed into Wednesday night’s game, trailing the Detroit Tigers (46-34) for the AL Central lead by 9.5 games. What would it hurt to see what the younger talent has to offer?
Note* On July 1, 2013 the White Sox were 10.5 games out of the AL Central lead with a 32-47 record.
Sure they still have a chance to reach the postseason as the All-Star break hasn’t even arrived, but being realistic with what we’ve all had to watch this season I just don’t see it happening. The starting pitching and consistent offense hasn’t been able to occur at the same time for a long enough period for the Sox to make a move for a postseason spot.
In other White Sox news:
• Here are the MLB standings from MLB.com.
• Noesi spoke about his day in a video by the Chicago Tribune.
• Here is what CSN Chicago wrote about the Game 1 loss on Tuesday.
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— Phil Amodei (@ImMidwayMonster) July 2, 2014