Chicago White Sox Morning BP (4/13): Going for the series win


Apr 12, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Felipe Paulino (55) delivers a pitch during the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Maybe I’m not the only one who is getting frustrated with some of the pitching by the Chicago White Sox, especially following Saturday’s 12-6 loss to the Cleveland Indians.

In a Chicago Sun-Times article it states the following about manager Robin Ventura:

"“Manager Robin Ventura wasn’t ready to pull Paulino from the rotation, but clearly wasn’t satisfied. In his previous start, Paulino gave up six runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings …”"

The Sun-Times also quoted Ventura:

"“As of right now we’ll continue to go. We have guys in the bullpen … you can’t have guys coming in the fifth inning.”"

That is right, but not all of Saturday’s can go on Paulino, because most of the bullpen (not all) haven’t done their job a majority of the time after 12 games this season either.

The bullpen ERA is 7.53 … 12 games into the season, that can’t be happening. I know they are probably tired, but it is just the fourth series of the season, and these problems started in the second series.

The offense of the White Sox, I have no problem with, but as person who loves watching good pitching, and watching how a bullpen can come together, this has been somewhat tough to watch.

It will be interesting to watch how all of the pitchers on this team respond Sunday, and next week, and if we see anyone in the bullpen steps up.

In other White Sox news:

Avisail Garcia will have his season-ending shoulder surgery on Tuesday, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune.

• Here is an article from ESPN Chicago about how in defeat the White Sox are still putting up numbers.

CSN Chicago also has an article on Garcia, this one about how it will take time for Garcia’s power to return next season.

• The White Sox will send Jose Quintana (1-0, 2.77 ERA) to the mound to face Corey Kluber (1-1, 7.71 ERA) of the Indians. A win by the White Sox will give them the series win.

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