Chicago White Sox Morning BP: Weekend of struggles


Jun 13, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox center fielder

Adam Eaton

(1) is greeted by shortstop

Alexei Ramirez

(10) after scoring against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

This past weekend was one of the worst of the season for the Chicago White Sox, and it brought back memories of what happened last year where the White Sox were one of the worst teams in all of baseball.

Looking back at this weekend’s series against the Kansas City Royals what stands out the most is the White Sox had just six total RBIs and 10 walks in the three games combined.

The White Sox were also a combined 26-for-101 at the plate with Adam Eaton having six of those hits, while Paul Konerko and Alexei Ramirez each had four hits and Konerko had just five at-bats.

Take away those three players … the rest of the White Sox players went 12-for-73 including Tyler Flowers going 0-for-7 in two combined starts, and Dayan Viciedo going 2-for-13, including an 0-for-5 day in Sunday’s loss.

Of those 10 aforementioned walks, four were forced by Eaton, with three of those on Friday, a game where he was 2-for-2 with three walks.

Another player who I think the White Sox expect more from is Gordon Beckham who went 1-for-11, including two 0-for-3 games. Conor Gillaspie was 1-for-8 in two games, as he was 0-for-4 on Friday.

Jose Abreu played all three games, finishing 3-for-11, with games of 1-for-4, 0-for-3 and a 2-for-4 game, Sunday.

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There were others who did or didn’t produce, but the players who are mentioned above are the ones who stand out the most.

Maybe the overall play offensively will improve this week, but what happened this past weekend can’t continue to happen if they want to be contenders in the AL Central or for one of the two Wild Card spots.

Something will eventually have to change.


In other White Sox news:

• CSN Chicago writes the White Sox are staying with the “Struggling Andre Rienzo.”

• Here is what ESPN Chicago wrote about the 6-3 loss on Sunday.

• The Chicago Tribune writes the White Sox need more from Hector Noesi and Rienzo.

• The Chicago Sun-Times wrote about how Adam Dunn “shares the striking-out gene” with some baseball greats.

• In an article on the official site of the White Sox, Scott Merkin wrote the team isn’t looking for help from the outside.