Chicago White Sox: Swept by the Oakland Athletics

Vincent Parise
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 14: Yolmer Sanchez #5 of the Chicago White Sox is picked off attempting to steal second base by Franklin Barreto #1 of the Oakland Athletics during the fifth inning at the RingCentral Coliseum on July 14, 2019 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Chicago White Sox 3-2. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 14: Yolmer Sanchez #5 of the Chicago White Sox is picked off attempting to steal second base by Franklin Barreto #1 of the Oakland Athletics during the fifth inning at the RingCentral Coliseum on July 14, 2019 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Chicago White Sox 3-2. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox were swept by the Oakland Athletics in Oakland to continue the long history of the bay area being their house of horror.

The Chicago White Sox were swept by the Oakland Athletics in Oakland. It was a series that was not fun for White Sox fans to watch and it ended in the worst possible way. It ended on a throwing error that allowed the A’s to walk it off and sweep the White Sox right out of town.

In the games prior, they didn’t really have much of a chance at all to win either game so at least in this one, they had a chance. They were tied two to two looking to get to extra innings before the throwing error cost them the game. It was an ugly series all around and one the White Sox need to forget about and move on.

Reynaldo Lopez started this game and looked really good. He gave the White Sox a chance to win the game before they blew it later on. It was the Reynaldo Lopez we need to see going forward if this team is going to come anywhere near .500 by the end of the season.

Eloy Jimenez got his second half started in this game. He hit a go-ahead solo shot to give the White Sox a 2-1 lead, but the lead wouldn’t last very long. Jimenez is now up to 17 home runs on the season and that is a number to be happy about. He has a real chance at a really nice number for his rookie season and he is just scratching the surface of what he can be for this team. We hope to see more of the same from Eloy in the coming weeks because the White Sox are going to need it.

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They now are headed back to the midwest to take on the Kansas City Royals. They will have a three-game series with them, and they are a struggling baseball team right now. If you go into any series assuming you will win, you will lose big time so the White Sox need to be ready to take care of business. Especially since they just got worked by the Oakland A’s.

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