Chicago White Sox Morning BP: The streak is over


Jun 24, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Chicago White Sox catcher

Tyler Flowers

(21) congratulates pitcher Ronald Bellisario (54) after a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The White Sox defeated the Orioles 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

The five-game losing streak is over for the Chicago White Sox, but now it is time to move forward and see what this team is made of when Chris Sale or Jose Quintana aren’t on the mound.

When Sale is on the bump we all know there is a solid chance to win. With Quintana or John Danks that confidence drops a few notches, but now with Hector Noesi and now Scott Carroll as the No. 4 and No. 5 starters we have no idea what we are getting. Andre Rienzo was replaced in the rotation by Carroll and sent to the bullpen.

At least with Quintana and Danks, sometimes, when they are on their game they are reliable, but with Noesi and now Carroll … it is a tough call.

It was good to see Quintana pitch well on Tuesday night, but now the rest of the rotation and even the bullpen must follow that lead, because the White Sox are hitting the ball fairly well right now, but will the pitching be able to keep up?

That is the million dollar question.

One White Sox note is Jose Abreu doesn’t want to be in the annual MLB Home Run Derby.

CSN Chicago wrote about Abreu and the Derby:

"“It’s not a surprise to learn the White Sox slugger has been offered a chance to participate in the Derby (22 home runs) … but Abreu said he’d rather not participate in the July 14 event to be held at Target Field.”"

I’m glad, and hope Abreu doesn’t want to or doesn’t take part in the Derby. I’d rather see him continue to develop his swing, and not hamper it in any way by trying to just hit home runs.

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Just a thought. Do you want Abreu to take part in the event?

In other White Sox news:

• ICYMI: Here are 5 players the White Sox could consider trading.

• Jon Vedamuthu wrote “The Agony Continues,” for Southside Showdown.

Marcus Semien is making strides in the outfield writes the Chicago Sun-Times.

• Da Windy City wrote about Tuesday’s win over the Orioles.

• White Sox GM Rick Hahn spoke about the five-game losing streak before Tuesday’s game against the Orioles in this video by the Chicago Tribune.

• Here is what the Associated Press wrote about the 4-2 win by the White Sox via ESPN Chicago.

• The next few weeks are crucial for the White Sox writes the Chicago Sun-Times.

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