Chicago White Sox Morning BP: Slow start in Minnesota
Jun 19, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier (2) slides safely into second base for a double before Chicago White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham (15) can make a tag in the fifth inning at Target Field. The Twins won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Thursday’s 4-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins at Target Field wasn’t a good start to the four-game weekend series by the Chicago White Sox.
The consistency of winning continues to lack this ball club. They’ve not won more than four consecutive games this season (two occasions), and the White Sox have a losing record on the road thus far at 14-20, with their overall record being 35-28.
In games decided by five or more runs in 2014, the White Sox also have a losing mark of 8-11. So far in June they are 7-9, scoring 60 runs, while allowing 71. One plus is they’ve not lost more than four games in a row this season either.
The White Sox are just lacking consistency when it comes to winning, as they’ve not been in first-place in the AL Central since Wednesday, April 16.
Tonight’s pitching matchup at Target Field will be Hector Noesi (2-4, 4.26 ERA) for the White Sox against Minnesota’s Ricky Nolasco (4-5, 5.66 ERA).
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