The Chicago White Sox had one of the most terrible showings that they could possibly have on Wednesday during their doubleheader against the Cleveland Guardians. They were swept for the day and were outscored in the two games 13-2.
It becomes even more of a joke when you realize that 10 of those Guardians runs came in the first two innings of the first game. 11 of them came from the entire first game as a whole which was one of the worst that the White Sox have had in a long time.
Dallas Keuchel was on the mound to start the first game. He was horrid in 2021 so having him go against an elite pitcher like Shane Bieber already had the Sox at a disadvantage. If Keuchel was just a normal amount of bad the White Sox might have had a chance to win.
Instead, Keuchel threw the Guardians batting practice out there to the tune of eight earned runs against. The errors committed by the White Sox defense were a joke too but they are not to be blamed for Keuchel’s abysmal eight earned runs that he allowed either.
The Chicago White Sox were just awful on Wednesday in their doubleheader.
For some reason, this team continues to use him even though his ERA is in the double digits now. It might get worse before it gets better for him and this rotation that has been depleted by injuries. Lucas Giolito and Lance Lynn can’t come back soon enough.
Speaking of bad starters, Jimmy Lambert was on the mound for the White Sox in the second game. However, he actually wasn’t even close to bad. He was actually pretty good but the White Sox offense didn’t show up. They only lost that game 2-1.
They had a chance to get the game tied but Adam Engel made the first out of an inning as a runner trying to tie the game with a play at the plate. It wasn’t particularly close and seemed to take the wind out of the team’s sails for the rest of the inning.
Now, as bad as that was, it isn’t the worst thing that could have happened. Outside of Josh Harrison leaving the game with some shoulder soreness, they escaped it mostly healthy. Eloy Jimenez didn’t play as he is still dealing with some swelling from the foul ball that hit off his leg. He will be back in short order.
They are also missing the aforementioned Lynn and Giolito along with Yoan Moncada, AJ Pollock, and Joe Kelly. When those fellas return, the White Sox will be in good shape. Days like Wednesday are going to happen again but they can’t be happening all the time.
The Chicago White Sox are far too good to be trotting out bad pitching on a regular basis. The bullpen was great in these two games so that is good news. Dylan Cease, Michael Kopech, and Lucas Giolito are your projected starters for three of the next four games so we have that to be happy about.
Hopefully, Cease is able to help them earn a big series finale win despite their first series loss of the 2022 season.