Chicago White Sox lose 4th straight game


Apr 19, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn (44) steals a base during the fourth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago White Sox played better on Saturday than the previous night, but not everything meshed together for the “Good Guys,” as they lost their fourth consecutive game, this loss by a 6-3 score to the Texas Rangers.

Colby Lewis got the win for the Rangers, moving to 1-1 on the season (4.22 ERA), while Jose Quintana got the loss for the White Sox, as he fell to 1-1 on the year, with his ERA moving to 3.75.

Quintana pitched five innings, allowing five earned runs on nine hits and two walks. He struck out one, allowing one home run.

Lewis pitched 5.1 innings, giving up one earned run on six hits and one walk. He struck out four.

This game was decided by one bad inning for the White Sox, when they allowed four runs in the bottom of the fourth, as they trailed at the time by a 5-1 score.

Chicago came back to score two in the second, and it could have been even more, but they left the bases full.

Besides the loss, the worst part of this game was the season-opening hitting streak of Alexei Ramirez ended at 17 games. In this game he went 0-for-4, leaving a total of seven batters stranded in his at-bats.

That streak was fun to watch and keep track of, maybe he can start another one soon.

Another aspect that led to this loss for the White Sox, besides the four-run inning they allowed, was they were 3-for-9 with runners in scoring position. Part of that was Ramirez grounded into two double plays.

Let’s also hope Adam Eaton is able to play tomorrow, as he tweaked his hamstring after a collision with Prince Fielder on the first base line.

Again, we can’t be happy with the result, but at least the White Sox scored some runs, and it wasn’t near as bad as it was on Friday night.

Now onto Sunday’s game, where Erik Johnson (0-1, 6.35 ERA) will go to the mound for the White Sox and face Robbie Ross Jr. (1-0, 1.00 ERA).

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