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Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians: 5 Bold Predictions

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Apr 5, 2014; The Royals, MO, USA; Chicago White Sox pitcher Scott Downs (37) throws the ball against the The Royals Royals during the eighth inning at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

4. No relief in sight for the White Sox bullpen

Maybe I’m too down on the bullpen on the White Sox … no, I take that back, the bullpen has been really bad this season.

I don’t see the bullpen improving much in this series.

Here are some reliever ERAs thus far this season:

Ronald Belisario (15.75)

Scott Downs (16.20)

Matt Lindstrom (9.00)

Daniel Webb (4.15)

Those were the bad ones, but there have been three good performers this season in Maikel Cleto (0.00, 3.1 innings), Donnie Veal (0.00, 2.1 IP) and Jake Petricka (1.80, 5.0 IP).

Now if the top four with 4.00 ERAs or higher can get to the level of the under 2.00 ERA pitchers or meet them in the middle, the bullpen could be one of the better ones in the AL.

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