White Sox Have Been Outscored 50-15 During Dreadful Week of Baseball

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 21: Lucas Giolito
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 21: Lucas Giolito /

White Sox endure tough week of baseball as they’re in the midst of a six-game losing streak. The team is struggling on offense and with its pitching.

Its been a dreadful week for the Chicago White Sox and fans of the team. After struggling to score during a 1-6 homestand, the Sox have been outscored 50-15 over the past week and have lost six consecutive games.

The Sox latest blowout loss came on Saturday to the Houston Astros, 10-1. With this being the second year of the Sox current rebuild, things have gotten worse before they’ve gotten better. Lucas Giolito had one of his worst outings in the Majors on Saturday night. Much like the rest of the Sox pitching, Giolito was unable to prevent the opposition from scoring.

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Currently, the Sox rank last in MLB in team pitching with a 6.15 ERA. The only starter with an ERA below 4.00 is Reynaldo Lopez. Lopez is set to pitch on Sunday in the Sox series finale against the Astros. The 24-year-old doesn’t have a victory this season despite a 1.42 ERA and 1.00 WHIP. Lopez hasn’t gotten much run support from a struggling Sox offense.

The Sox offense ranks 25th in MLB with a .225 team batting average. This is coming after the team led MLB through the first week of the season in team home runs. at 14. The Sox are now ranked 16th in home runs in MLB with 21. At 63 total runs scored, the Sox rank 25th in MLB. The team has struggled to score runs after a 3-2 start to the season.

As the Sox have struggled on offense, manager Rick Renteria has made changes to the team’s lineup recently. Yoan Moncada was moved from the leadoff spot in the team’s game on Saturday as he hit sixth in the lineup. Tim Anderson hit leadoff for the Sox on Saturday but was 1-for-4.

Avisail Garcia is currently struggling to hit second in the lineup as he was hitless on Saturday with two strikeouts. Garcia is hitting just .209 on the young season. He hasn’t been able to replicate his success from 2017 to start 2018 and could drop further in the lineup if his struggles continue.

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Many Sox fans might be upset at the team’s 4-13 start to begin this season. However, this is another rebuilding year and this team wasn’t expected to contend. There will be growing pains, and right now we’re seeing them in full display. The offense can’t score, and the pitching has been unreliable. There will be better days ahead for this team, but for now, the Sox will have to weather the storm and continue developing its young players.