June 8, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Detail of the nameplate and helmet number of Chicago White Sox designated hitter Jose Abreu (79) at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Besides seven of the eight innings pitched by Chris Sale this weekend against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Chicago White Sox didn’t have much to write home about.
In three games this weekend against the Angels, the White Sox lost by scores of 8-4, 6-5 and 4-2.
White Sox pitching this weekend allowed no less than nine hits in a game, with the Angels tallying 30 hits in the three games.
This team, the White Sox, can’t stay out of their own way at times, because they gave away the game on Saturday with Sale allowing the grand slam to Mike Trout, and on Sunday Jose Quintana had a bad inning and again, the White Sox offense couldn’t answer.
In the Sunday loss, Angels starter C.J. Wilson pitched 7.1 innings, allowing just three hits and one earned run. Quintana went just 4.1 innings for the White Sox, allowing four earned runs on seven hits and four walks.
Over this weekend series Jose Abreu was in a slump as he went 1-for-12 against the Angels with one walk. Saturday and Sunday Abreu was 0-for-8 combined, as Saturday he struck out four times.
Maybe what the fourth-place White Sox (31-33) need is some home cooking as they return home to face the Detroit Tigers, who are in first place in the AL Central. The Tigers (before Sunday night) have an overall record of 33-25.
Will this team ever have some positive consistency this season? That’s what I think all of us are waiting for.