White Sox: Three Takeaways from Series Against Phillies
White Sox playing like they’re ready for season to end
After Jose Abreu stated the Sox didn’t have the same desire as the Royals after a loss on Monday, the Sox proved him right. The Sox could have started its series against Philadelphia with more urgency, but Shields pitched another dud.
On Wednesday, the Sox had the chance to split the brief series against the Phillies but managed to get blown out again on this road trip. The Sox could finish its fourth consecutive season with a losing record for the first time since 1989. This is rare territory for this franchise, and hopefully it will be a wake-up call for the front office. Changes certainly need to be made after the season as the team has lost more than half of its fanbase since Venutra’s hire as manager in 2011.
Eaton was the only Sox player that had a solid series offensively. Eaton collected four hits in the series, including a leadoff home run on Wednesday. The rest of the Sox offense wasn’t as effective against the Phillies. No other player for the Sox collected more than one hit in either game against Philadelphia.
The Sox will conclude their road trip against the Indians beginning on Friday. The Indians haven’t lost a series to the Sox at Progressive Field this season. With the season coming to an end soon, the Sox don’t have much time to continue disappointing its fans. The Sox will begin its last homestand of the season on Monday against the Tampa Bay Rays in the start of a four game series.