The Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins had a four-game series in Chicago, and the Twins showed why they are in the first place.
The Chicago White Sox have just lost a four-game series to the Minnesota Twins 3-1. It was an overall ugly series for the Sox, but it was one that showed that the Twins are currently much deeper and are in contention for the division title for a reason.
The last game was one of the ugliest games the White Sox played in so far this season. Guys like Jose Abreu and James McCann had the day off so they were behind the ball right off the bat. It got worse when starting pitcher Dylan Covey gave up a five-spot to the Twins in the top of the first. He would be pulled before the top of the inning was even over, and by the time the White Sox got to come up to bat they were already down 5-0.
It basically set the tone for the whole game because it didn’t get much better from there. They would go on to lose by a final score of 11-1 with very poor performance. It is a game that proves how much better the Twins are all around.
The only bit of good news was that the White Sox activated rookie Eloy Jimenez off the IL. The rookie sensation adds another powerful bat to the middle of the Sox starting lineup. It is good to have him back because he is a true difference-maker. Once Tim Anderson is back they should be able to field their starting lineup that was way more successful before the All-Star break.
The White Sox are an average team with some very good players at the top of the lineup. When those top guys have average or below-average games, they are going to lose. The key to the rebuild is having more depth behind these top players. It is coming. Next on the agenda is a visit from the New York Mets. That will be a three-game series that begins on Tuesday. Hopefully, the White Sox can have a good showing for this one.