The Chicago White Sox didn’t have the offensive game we are used to seeing from them last night.
The Chicago White Sox are a good baseball team. You know that’s the case when you are livid that they lose a baseball game on a night that they have a chance to be the first team in the American League to clinch a postseason berth. That was the case on Wednesday night when they lost to the Minnesota Twins 5-1. The White Sox offense is the best in the MLB right now and their pitching was probably good enough to win but they just couldn’t get it done with the bats like normal.
Before we dive into the offensive struggles of this game, we should take a look at the pitching. Whenever Lucas Giolito takes the ball, you can expect great things. Well, his command wasn’t as good as it normally is but he was still able to have an okay game. He gave up two home runs on two mistake pitches but was okay otherwise. The bullpen relinquished one extra home run but didn’t give up much otherwise. Can they be better? Sure, but the offense needs to get back to giving them support.
They only had two hits in the ball game that saw the Twins only have seven. That is not a lot for an offense as good as Minnesota’s. The problem is that three of their seven hits were home runs and that produced all five of their runs. It is going to happen from time to time and hopefully, they are able to put this one behind them quickly.
The Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners each lost their games last night to the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants respectfully. The White Sox magic number is now down to one as a result. If they beat the Twins later today, they will be the first team in the A.L. to punch their way to the 2020 MLB Playoffs.
You can probably expect a bit of anger from the White Sox position players in this next one. Their offense is going to go dry every once in a while as it happens to all Major League Teams. That doesn’t mean that they are going to be happy about it at all. This team expects to win every game and does a good job of winning most of them. History says they will be swinging away later today. Reynaldo Lopez will be on the mound and he can be hit or miss so hopefully they can score some runs.