Chicago White Sox: What is wrong with the starting rotation?

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May 5, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) throws a pitch against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Jeff Samardzija has yet to live up to expectations either for the South Siders.

With a record of 2-2 and an ERA of 4.38, he has just as many good starts as poor ones. That is something I do not expect to continue.

Samardzija may not be an ace, but his career would indicate the fact that he should at least be able to give the White Sox at least 12 wins and an ERA of 3.50. Samardzija has struggled with the command of his slider, causing him to be hit hard.

Jose Quintana is usually dependable for the White Sox but is also off to a slow start. He only has one win so far and has an ERA of 5.03, which is well above his career norm.

One thing he could do is pick up the pace with runners on base. He seems to have done that over his last three starts, and the results have been good. His ERA dropped from 8.40 to 5.03, which is more than three full runs if you do the math.

Quintana needs to pitch quickly and to contact. If he can do that, he will pitch deep into games, as well as string together some quality outings. While Quintana is the king of no decisions, I think if he can start lasting a bit longer in games, he might pick up a few more wins.

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