Aug 1, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez (10) reacts after grounding out against the Minnesota Twins at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports
The past two games for the Chicago White Sox was something all of us need to forget. In those past two games, which were against the Minnesota Twins, the pitching of the White Sox allowed 24 total runs (23 earned) resulting in losses of 8-6 and 16-3.
As we wrote on Sunday’s loss at Southside Showdown, the Twins hit the bullpen of the White Sox hard, gaining 15 earned runs off them in the final four innings.
I think it is just best if we just move on and look towards the Texas Rangers, who the White Sox host for the next three days. The Rangers have the worst record in all of baseball at 43-68, losing their past three games to the Cleveland Indians.
Chicago enters this game 54-58, 9.0 games out of first place in the AL Central. The White Sox have a home record of 28-26.
None of these games will be a guaranteed win for the White Sox, even if they are playing a team that is struggling like the Rangers.
As for the Wild Card race, the White Sox are still 5.5 games out of the second spot in that race.
Looking at the upcoming games with the Rangers, it doesn’t matter if the Rangers are the worst team in baseball … if the White Sox bullpen has any holdover from the implosion from Sunday then it will be, yet again, another losing series for the White Sox.
The bullpen has been a problem all season, and yet the organization has just sat back and watched it continue to lose games month after month. Maybe the bullpen will be improved once the season is complete?
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