Chicago White Sox lose series to Houston Astros


May 16, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Chicago White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham (15) is congratulated by first baseman Adam Dunn (44) after scoring a run during the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Ever since the Chicago White Sox took three of four games from the Chicago Cubs earlier this month they have followed those performances with some of their worst baseball of the season.

Since winning the series against the Cubs, the White Sox have lost series’ to the Arizona Diamondbacks, Oakland Athletics and now the Houston Astros, as the “Good Guys,” lost Sunday to the Astros, 8-2.

In those series, the White Sox are 3-6 overall.

This series loss is a bit of an embarrassment for the White Sox, because the Astros are one of the worst teams in the Majors in terms of wins-and-losses, and I believe the team should win a series against a young team like the Astros.

White Sox lose 8-2 to Astros

This team is no longer fun to watch, that is for sure, especially with the White Sox losing Jose Abreu and his 15 home runs (and 40-plus RBIs) to the disabled list with an ankle injury.

There is a good chance, I believe, something is going to change with this ball club soon, because it is starting to be more of the same inconsistency we all thought was over with from the past few seasons.

As for the game on Sunday, the White Sox were held to six hits (two runs), while committing two errors. The Astros had a big four-run second and nerve trailed in the afternoon game, following those runs with two runs in the third, and two more in the fifth.

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Houston finished with 10 hits and no errors, Sunday.

John Danks didn’t even make five innings on the mound for the White Sox, pitching 4.2 innings, allowing seven earned runs on 10 hits and three walks. He did strikeout seven, but allowed three home runs.

Brad Peacock was the winning pitcher, gaining his first win of the season. He pitched 6.2 innings, allowing the two earned runs on five hits and four walks. Peacock struck out five.

For the White Sox, Adam Eaton returned the lineup with one hit, while Adrian Neito was a perfect 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Also with a hit each were Conor Gillaspie and Leury Garcia.

Alexei Ramirez walked twice.

With RISP the White Sox were 3-for-6, stranding six runners.

One plus for the White Sox was the bullpen, also they allowed no runs in 3.1 innings of relief.

In the three games against the Astros, the White Sox totaled 14 runs and 25 hits. The Astros had 30 hits.

Chicago had at least one error in every game, committing a total of five in three three-game series.

Next up for the White Sox will be the Kansas City Royals.

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