The Chicago White Sox have played four games of a nine-game road slate, where they are 2-2 and nearing while having an overall record of 32-40 as the month of June quickly closes.
Though they two wins in their past four road games, the White Sox still have three games remaining in Detroit to finish up the weekend, and then two games at the St. Louis Cardinals next Tuesday and Wednesday.
Entering Friday’s slate of games, the White Sox are 10.5 games back of the AL Central leading Kansas City Royals, and since we are talking about the White Sox on the road, part of the reason of them being in last place in the Central is their 14-25 road record.
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In those aforementioned road games the White Sox have been out-scored 213-141, giving them a .359 winning percentage on the road.
Those aren’t the numbers needed to be a competitive club, plus look at the month of June as we near July. In 23 games this month, the “Good Guys” are 9-14 (.391) as they’ve been outscored, 107-70.
Again, those numbers won’t get a team to the postseason. Those numbers will not keep a team together, but those numbers will force the White Sox front office to start from scratch yet again, as they continue to try and rebuild this franchise into a winner.
This road trip will mostly likely be a now or never situation for this club, leaving the White Sox in a mood where they feel they still have a shot at the postseason (five more road wins in the next five games would still leave the White Sox three games under .500.)
This is the now or never scenario, and the way the season has went as of late, don’t be surprised if we see a youth movement with this ball club sometime in July or into August, because something has to be done to prepare for the future, as the present has been a let down this season.
White Sox headlines:
• Walking Miggy right move as Sox squeak by in 10th: By Scott Merkin of WhiteSox.com.
• MLB Standings (entering Friday’s games)
• Robin Ventura ready to roll with White Sox changes: By Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago.
• Futures teams loaded with Top 100 Prospects: By Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com.
• Ventura feels support from bosses, sees no quit in White Sox: By Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times.
• Chicago White Sox patiently waiting for Davidson: By Scot Gregor of The Daily Herald.