Jul 22, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox catcher Adrian Nieto hits a single against the Kansas City Royals during the third inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
Wednesday wasn’t a very good day for the Chicago White Sox as they lost the series finale to the Kansas City Royals, 2-1, with the final run scoring off a play at the plate in the top of the ninth inning.
The Royals took a 2-1 lead when Mike Moustakas slide into home plate and knocked the ball out of the mitt of White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers in the ninth, with his knee, for what turned into a one-run loss for the “Good Guys.”
In an article by the Chicago Sun-Times, Flowers was quoted as saying:
"“I thought I had it the whole time.”"
The loss was the second in a row for the White Sox against the Royals, dropping them to 48-54 on the season, 10 games out of the top spot in the AL Central.
Today the White Sox start a four-game series against the Minnesota Twins, who are 46-54 on the season, 11 games back of the AL Central lead.
If the White Sox struggle in this upcoming series against the Twins, I don’t expect everyone to stay a member of this team much longer with the trade deadline nearing.
In other White Sox news:
• Here are the MLB standings from MLB.com.
• The Chicago Tribune has a video of Flowers talking about Wednesday’s loss.
• CBS Sports writes White Sox want to keep focus amid trade rumors.
• ESPN Chicago posts the White Sox want a bullpen like the Royals have built.
• Da Windy City recapped the series against the Royals.