May 12, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura (23, right) removes relief pitcher Daniel Webb (40, left) against the Oakland Athletics during the eighth inning at O.co Coliseum. The Athletics defeated the White Sox 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
It was another loss by the Chicago White Sox on Monday night, where it took until the ninth inning for this team to show some life offensively. They lost to the Oakland Athletics by a 5-4 score.
The loss by Chicago was their third in a row, and fourth out of the past five games.
As they lost on Monday, before the first of three games in Oakland, manager Robin Ventura was still “miffed” as to why they performed so poorly on Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
In a Chicago Sun-Times article it quotes Ventura as saying:
"“It was just flat. I could tell right when I walked in [Sunday]. You’re trying to get them going, and it was flat the whole time.’’"
That is never good to hear, especially this early in the season. My hope is this doesn’t become a trend, because they are a much better team (I think) than what we’ve seen recently.
Maybe Tuesday night things can start to change.
In other White Sox news:
• ESPN.com says the player to keep an eye out on is White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham.
• John Danks talks about the loss to the Athletics in this Chicago Tribune video.
• Here is the Chicago Sun-Times’ game article following Monday’s loss.
• Chris Sale will begin his rehab assignment on Thursday, as CSN Chicago reports.
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