White Sox blanked by A’s; lose 4th straight


May 13, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Scott Carroll (67) pitches during the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

This will be yet another series the Chicago White Sox will not win, as they were shut out by the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday by a score of 11-0.

Scott Carroll struggled on the mound and the White Sox offense was non-existent, equaling their fifth loss in the past six game, dropping to three games under .500 at 19-22 overall.

The A’s move to 25-15.

Here is the problem for the White Sox when it comes tho their hitting … the 1-7 batters in the order went a combined 1-for-23 at the plate, Tuesday night in Oakland, with that one hit off the bat of Jose Abreu.

The other three hits came from the bottom of the order from Tyler Flowers, Conor Gillaspie and Leury Garcia, as the White Sox were 0-for-2 with RISP, leaving four runners on the bases.

I’m dumbfound in how the White Sox have completely forgotten how to play the game of baseball, or at least it seems that way, sadly.

To be shut out in a way like they were on Tuesday was just no fun to watch.

Following Tuesday’s game, the Chicago Sun-Times quoted manager Robin Ventura, saying:

"“We just couldn’t hit and we got outplayed all the way around.”"

At least Ventura is speaking the truth.

Do I even have to mention the pitching of the White Sox in detail?

OK, I will … it was just as bad, no, it was worse than the offense.

Starting pitcher Scott Carroll was hammered by the A’s, going five innings, and allowing six earned runs on 11 hits and one walk.

The White Sox bullpen followed with Frank Francisco allowing three earned runs in one inning, and Matt Lindstrom giving up two runs in one inning.

Ronald Belisario pitched one inning of relief, and did his job by allowing no earned runs and just one hit.

In total the White Sox pitching allowed 17 hits to the A’s. Oakland’s Drew Pomeranz was the winning pitcher, holding the White Sox to three hits in five innings.

The A’s bullpen was opposite of the White Sox, allowing one hit in four innings of work between three pitchers.

Maybe the White Sox should start taking some notes, because, for the most part, what we’ve all witnessed from the bullpen isn’t working. Nothing they seem to do is much than a short fix before the weakness is shown.

The only thing the White Sox can do now is battle to maybe stop the sweep on Wednesday, but it won’t be easy with the way they are playing the game right now.

Lets all hope the change for the White Sox starts Wednesday.

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