Jose Quintana was strong but the offense could only muster one run. The White Sox fell 4-1 to Minnesota.
Jose Quintana bounced back from a rough first start. But a lack of offense sunk the Chicago White Sox in a 4-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins. The left hander allowed just two runs on five hits in 6.1 innings. He also struck out seven.
However, the White Sox could only muster one run against the Twins. Ervin Santana shut down the offense, allowing just two hits in six innings while improving to 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA. Their lone run came in the eighth when Avisail Garcia was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
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For Quintana, it has been a rough start to the season. He is now 0-2 with a 6.17 ERA. That is a far cry from the guy we saw last season and during spring training. Fans will probably jump to conclusions but Quintana will be fine.
This was really more about the lack of offense than the pitching. Nate Jones did come in and allow two runs. But the offense wasn’t able to produce at all. That has really be the achilles heal so far this season.
Clutch hitting has just been terrible. They left 10 runners on base and were 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position. That just can’t happen. They wasted so many opportunities to score runs. It was tough to watch. They really need Todd Frazier to get hot. The slugger is off to a terrible start with just one hit in 17 at-bats. That can’t happen if this team expects to win this season.