Chicago White Sox Morning BP: 5 straight losses this week
Aug 18, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (49) pitches against the Baltimore Orioles at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports
The losing streak of the Chicago White Sox is now up to five as the Good Guys enter their game Sunday against the New York Yankees.
The White Sox have currently lost three straight games to the Baltimore Orioles and two more to the Yankees this week in their games against the AL East. If this streak is to end anytime soon, Sunday might be the best day because they White Sox are sending ace Chris Sale to the mound.
If there has been one pitcher this season that can stop a losing streak for the White Sox it seems to have been Sale in ’14.
For the standards of Sale, lately he hasn’t been himself, but still good. In his previous start on Aug. 18 he allowed three earned runs in six innings, and on Aug. 1 the left-handed ace allowed four earned runs in six innings. In those two games he allowed eight hits a piece.
Those two games were against the Minnesota Twins and the Baltimore Orioles.
In-between those two starts Sale allowed two earned runs in six innings against the Texas Rangers and no earned runs in eight innings at the San Francisco Giants.
Even with higher numbers for Sale in a couple recent games, he’s still been able to strike out 26 batters combined in those four starts.
Let’s hope for the sake of the White Sox, and the sake of seeing this streak coming to an end, that the Sale we see on Sunday is the one we’ve become accustomed to all season.
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