White Sox bullpen hit hard by Minnesota Twins


Jul 6, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Eric Surkamp (53) throws a pitch against the Seattle Mariners during the seventh inning at U.S Cellular Field. Chicago White Sox defeat the Seattle Mariners 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

The bullpen of the Chicago White Sox was awful, and they just kept allowing hit-after-hit on Sunday as the White Sox lost to the Minnesota Twins, 16-3.

Sunday resembled more of a score by the Chicago Bears than a baseball final.

The White Sox pitching allowed 23 total hits, including a nine-run eighth inning. Minnesota also had two three-run innings (sixth, ninth) and one run in the first.

All-around it was a bad day at US Cellular Field for the pitching of the White Sox, except for the starter Jose Quintana. The starter for the White Sox only went five innings, but also allowed one run (none earned) on five hits and two walks.

Then came the bullpen of the White Sox, which may have been it’s worst outing of the season. The bullpen of the White Sox allowed 15 earned runs, with Javy Guerra being charged with the loss, allowing three earned runs on four hits and one walk.

He was followed by an inning of relief by Taylor Thompson, who allowed three earned runs on one hit and three walks.

Ronald Belisario didn’t record an out allowing four earned runs on four hits and no walks. From there Eric Surkamp pitched one innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits and no walks.

Finally it was Andre Rienzo pitched the ninth inning, allowing three earned runs on five hits and one walk.

Again, this was the worst game I can think of seeing this season by the White Sox, and it was like a flashback to the ’13 season.

After the game Thompson was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte, as I’m assuming his “tryout” with the White Sox is all but over, and he’ll be spending the rest of the season with the Knights.

I just can’t recall the White Sox playing so bad against a team that is worst than them in the standings in one series. They won Friday by a 10-8 score, and lost on Saturday, 8-6.

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That means the White Sox allowed no less than eight runs in a game in all three games this weekend, totaling 32 total runs allowed the past three games against a Twins club that is 50-60 overall.

The White Sox drop to 54-58 on the year.

On Sunday, at the plate, the White Sox totaled eight hits, with Alexei Ramirez and Alejandro De Aza each having two hits. Jose Abreu went 0-for-4 with one strikeout.

For the Twins, Danny Santana was 5-for-6 with two runs and four RBIs, he also walked once.

This is just a game we all would like to forget and now it is time to prepare for the Texas Rangers.