White Sox: Pelfrey Hammered in 10-1 Loss to Cleveland
Mike Pelfrey allowed seven runs in 2.2 innings of work. The White Sox lost 10-1 to the Cleveland Indians.
The Chicago White Sox sent Mike Pelfrey to the hill after shutting down a pair of starts this week. And that didn’t work out very well for them. Pelfrey allowed seven runs on six hits in 2 2/3 innings of work in a 10-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians.
The White Sox lone run came on a solo home run by Yolmer Sanchez in the fourth inning. Otherwise Trevor Bauer kept the offense in check en route to his 17th win of the season.
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This team is really operating with a make shift pitching staff. It’s a good thing they only have two games left. Pelfrey started because the team elected to shut down Lucas Giolito and James Shields. And Carlos Rodon was shut down earlier this month and had shoulder surgery.
Pelfrey really struggled for the team this season. He was 3-12 with a 5.93 ERA. It’s true, several White Sox pitchers had ERAs in the fives this season, but that is really bad. What’s even worse is it’s not like he really ate up many innings.
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In 2017 the right hander logged 120 innings. Granted he pitched out of the bullpen for part of the season but he still made 21 starts. Rick Hahn is going to have some decisions to make this offseason. And part of it will be focusing on the starting rotation. They do need a veteran presence, but do you really want someone like Shields or Pelfrey, who is going to have an ERA in the fives mentoring the young guys?