Chicago White Sox Morning BP: The 5th least amount of wins in AL


Sep 23, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia (26) hits a two RBI single in the ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Detroit won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Of the 15 teams in the American League, the Chicago White Sox have the fifth least amount of wins, entering Wednesday’s game with an overall record of 72-85.

Teams with less wins in the AL are: the Texas Rangers (64-93), Minnesota Twins (67-90), Boston Red Sox (68-89) and the Houston Astros (69-89).

Everyone else after the White Sox has no less than 76 wins. In the NL, there are nine teams with 76 wins or less.

So what does this season of having 72 wins with five games?

The first thing that comes to mind is this is a better season than last year, as this point last year the White Sox had 62 wins, so at least we have that to hang on to.

A 10-game improvement from this point last season is something this team should be proud of, but realize they could have been at least 5-10 games better than what their record actually is if they had a dependable bullpen in ’14.

For the remainder of the season, the White Sox have one last road game with the Tigers today (1:08 p.m. ET), followed with a four-game series at US Cellular Field against the Royals from Thursday-Sunday to end the regular season.

The matchup today is like one last bright spot to a forgettable season with the White  Sox sending Chris Sale (12-4, 2.20 ERA) to the mound to oppose Detroit’s Justin Verlander (14-12, 4.68 ERA).

If nothing else the game Wednesday, being that it is Sale’s last start of the ’14 season should be exciting to watch.

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• Also at SS, Louie Pena says John Danks must go.

• The Chicago Sun-Times wrote about the walk-off loss on Tuesday night.

• Paul Konerko had clarity about his future and that has helped says CSN Chicago.

• Here is a video from the Chicago Tribune with Scott Carroll talking about his start.

• Da Windy City of FanSided wrote: “Paul Konerko: The Definition of Class.”