White Sox offense fails to score after hitting 10 home runs in previous three games, fall to Twins for first time this season
The White Sox were coming into their game against the Minnesota Twins with positive momentum after going 5-2 the previous week. However, the momentum was short-lived as the White Sox lost 4-0 to the Twins at home on Tuesday.
With Jose Quintana on the mound, the White Sox provide their efficient starter much run support again this season. Quintana, was stellar through five innings against Minnesota after giving up a solo home run to Brian Dozier in the second inning. Dozier would homer again in the sixth inning to extend the Twins lead to 4-0.
The White Sox had another putrid outing offensively with Quintana on the mound. Despite scoring seven runs against the Boston Red Sox in Quintana’s last start, the White Sox offense was compounded by Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson.
With many chances to score on Tuesday, the White Sox squandered each opportunity to push across a run. In typical White Sox fashion this season, the team failed to score with a runner on first and second base and no outs to start the inning. After J.B. Shucj leadoff the bottom of the third inning with a single, Tim Anderson was able to get an infield single due to his speed. Adam Eaton, Jose Abreu and Melky Cabrera each hit flyouts to end the threat.
Although Gibson pitched a great game with seven scoreless innings, the White Sox offense bailed him out with some very poor swinging strikeouts. Todd Frazier, Brett Lawrie and Avisail Garcia struckout on pitches that were well outside of the strikezone. The Twins struck out 10 White Sox batters on Tuesday.
On a day that began with the White Sox at 38-38, they’re now 38-39 and can’t afford many more losses if they expect to contend. A series loss to the Twins could start the momentum towards this team becoming sellers.