White Sox Morning BP (5/18): No sweep this series


May 16, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Chicago White Sox second baseman

Gordon Beckham

(15) drives in a run with a single during the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday was a surprising loss for the Chicago White Sox, because I actually believed they could sweep this current series with the Houston Astros.

The White Sox lost by a 6-5 score, so today’s winner will win the series. The White Sox won the first game on Friday by a 7-2 score.

Chicago (21-23) has yet to sweep a series this season, or win a three-game series on the road, so today could be the day against the 15-28 Astros.

As for yesterday’s game, the Chicago Sun-Times said Jose Abreu had “a painful day,” writing the following after a swing where he seemed to be in pain:

"“In the Sox’ 6-5 loss, it was a fifth-inning swing by Abreu that took manager Robin Ventura aback. Abreu finished the at-bat with a fly out to left, ending his day at 0-for-3 and, likely, his series.”"

This is just more bad news for the White Sox, so maybe he’ll recover with some rest and the team and Abreu can go from there.

In other White Sox news:

• Here is a Chicago Sun-Times article on Hector Noesi‘s day on the mound.

• Here is a game recap of the loss on Saturday from ESPN Chicago, as written by the Associated Press.

John Danks will start Sunday’s game in Houston and CSN Chicago previewed it.

Alejandro De Aza had a base running “blunder” as reported by the Chicago Tribune.

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