Chicago White Sox Morning BP: A bad night of baseball
Aug 5, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez (10) makes a double play against Texas Rangers left fielder Daniel Robertson (19) during the third inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
Besides the relief appearance of Adam Dunn in the ninth inning for the Chicago White Sox, I would like to forget that the 16-0 loss to the Texas Rangers ever happened on Tuseday night.
I wonder how many times a team has lost by 16 runs to the team with the worst record in baseball in the history of MLB? My guess not many times. I know it has happened at least once.
In the past two times the White Sox have lost (Sunday and Tuesday) they have been embarrassed on the baseball diamond, whether it be their starting pitching or their bullpen. Either way it is a problem that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.
Look at the scores of the past two times they’ve lost a game … 16-3 to the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, and 16-0 to the Rangers on Tuesday. Mixed in-between the losses, the White Sox won a game that was ended in the seventh inning due to rain.
Maybe today can be different with Chris Sale on the mound for the good guys, but it is still tough to forget about just how bad this team has looked against teams like the Twins and Rangers … two teams that have worse overall records than the White Sox.
Hopefully things get turned around today, but I’m not guaranteeing anything at all as the White Sox begin Wednesday with a 55-59 overall record9.0 game back in the AL Central and 5.0 games back of the second Wild Card spot in the AL.
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• Here is what Southside Showdown wrote about Dunn pitching on Tuesday night.