The inability of the Chicago White Sox at the plate and on the mound was in full force Thursday night, with their losing streak reaching three straight following a 13-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners.
Where to start … how about the pitching of the White Sox, who dropped to 55-61 on the season?
Scott Carroll was the starter and he didn’t do so well, again, for Chicago as he went just five innings. He allowed seven earned runs on seven hits and three walks. Carroll (4-7) gave up three home runs and saw his ERA move up to 4.81 on the season.
The rest of the bullpen combined to allow six runs.
There really isn’t much any of us can say that we haven’t said all season. The bullpen is pitching bad, and now the offense is starting to play the same at the plate.
This past week might be the worst week of baseball of the season for Chicago. Since losing 16-3 on Sunday, the White Sox have been outscored 51-12, allowing 13 or more runs in three games.
Seattle (60-54) on the other hand, did their damage in many different innings, with a one-run first, followed with a two-run fourth, a two-run fifth and a three-run sixth.
The Mariners weren’t finished … they added another three runs in the seventh. Then after tensions got a tad bit high with Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon being ejected after the White Sox retaliated by hitting Kendrys Morales, after Jose Abreu was hit by a pitch for the second time in the game, Kyle Seager hit a two-run homer run in the eighth for the final Seattle runs.
Chicago finished with five hits with no batter having a multi-hit game. For Seattle, Dustin Ackley was 2-for-4 with two runs and four RBIs.
Robinson Cano and Seager both were 2-for-4 and each hit a home run. Seattle totaled 12 hits and seven walks.
The winning pitcher was Roenis Elias (9-9). He pitched 5.2 innings in his start, allowing two earned runs on two hits and two walks.