White Sox: Miguel Gonzalez Struggles Against Diamondbacks
Miguel Gonzalez dropped his fifth straight against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He allowed four runs on seven hits in five innings of work.
Miguel Gonzalez continued his struggles in a 5-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The right hander allowed four runs on seven hits in five innings. He looked good early but a three-run home run in the bottom of the fourth by Daniel Descalso spelled doom for the 32-year-old. After starting the season 3-0, he has dropped five straight and has a 4.55 ERA.
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Entering this season, Gonzalez was an important part of this rotation. He pitched well last season and the White Sox hoped to get the same this season. It started out well. Gonzalez was 3-0 but he has now dropped five in a row. That isn’t going to cut it for this team. He didn’t pitch bad against Arizona but he made some bad pitches that cost him dearly.
Gonzalez isn’t really a power pitcher. He needs to rely on his location. But if his location is off, then he’ll be in trouble. However, the season is still young and there is hope that he can bounce back. Again, he started the season off extremely well. So hopefully he can find that groove again.
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The rotation has been hampered by injuries and the White Sox definitely need guys like Gonzalez to step up. They are already having trouble with Dylan Covey and they can’t afford to have another question mark in Gonzalez. He clearly showed he’s capable of holding down a spot and winning games in the past. He’s just in a bad funk right now. Hopefully he can recapture that winning form and bounce back from five bad starts.