The Chicago White Sox open a four-game series against their division rival Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night and will look to cool off a hot lineup. The Twins have won seven of their last ten games and are tied for fourth place with the Kansas City Royals in the Central. This will come after Monday night’s game is rained out.
The Chicago White Sox have lost seven of their last 10 games and have struggled to score.
The White Sox have been outscored 60-35 and have struggled mightily to hit the ball out of the park. Key hitters in the lineup such as Jose Abreu, Yoan Moncada, and Tim Anderson have hit a combined three home runs in June.
Anderson has performed well at the plate this month, hitting .308 and producing a slash line of .308/.340/.407. Moncada has struggled this month, producing a slash line of .224/.354/.299. Abreu has struggled the most, posting a slash line of .181/.236/.277. On Sunday, Abreu was hit by a pitch on his left knee and is currently day-to-day.
The struggling White Sox offense is already without their sluggers Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert. Nick Madrigal was batting .305 this season and the loss of the fierce two-strike hitting sparkplug to a torn hamstring has also weighed on the White Sox offense.
Heading into this series, the Twins have scored 52 runs over their last 10 games. Although the White Sox have had one of, if not the best, rotation in the American League, the offense has to step up to the challenge this week as they now only hold a 2.5 game lead over the second-place Cleveland Indians. As the Sox look to open this series with a win, they need to be on their A-game facing these hitters.