Chicago White Sox Morning BP: Unearned runs equal no fun


Jun 2, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Chicago White Sox starter

Jose Quintana

(62) delivers a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

After sleeping on what was one of the worst defensive innings I can recall watching this season by the Chicago White Sox, I’m still dumbfounded on exactly how a group of professional baseball players allowed their pitcher to give up five unearned runs in an inning that should have been over with quickly.

I know, it is just one inning of one game at the start of June, but the season is a third complete, and decisions on throws that were made shouldn’t be happening in spring training, much less in June.

What bothers me the most is continuing to see quality starts by Jose Quintana being wasted start after start for the most part.

This season, Quintana has 12 starts and just eight decisions, as some of this losses could have been wins if not for poor defense or poor performances at the plate.

Quintana this season is 3-5 with a 3.31 ERA in 73.1 innings pitched. He has 59 strikeouts.

Maybe Hector Noesi will get better defensive play behind him on Tuesday night.

In other White Sox news:

• The Chicago Sun-Times writes about the 5-2 loss on Monday night at the Dodgers.

CSN Chicago talks about the White Sox draft.

• The Chicago Tribune has a video of Robin Ventura says Quintana deserved better.

• Here are the MLB Standings before the start of games Tuesday.

Jose Abreu is doing well in All-Star voting says the official White Sox site.