The Guardians make the White Sox look foolish in sweep
The Chicago White Sox were handed a three-game sweep by the Cleveland Guardians over the past two days. This team appears to be “stuck” and it doesn’t look like they are going to get “unstuck” anytime soon.
The Guardians bested the White Sox this Thursday by a final score of 6-3. Before that, in a doubleheader played on Wednesday, they beat the White Sox 11-1 in the first game and 2-1 in the second.
White Sox fans are not happy with what they have seen out of their favorite team the last three days. Who could blame them? Thursday’s game was a lesson in offensive futility, once again as the White Sox just could not get much offense going. They managed to get eight hits but could knock in only three runs.
Luis Robert finally showed up nabbing two hits but he left the game with an injury. Gavin Sheets had two hits too but they just weren’t able to come around and score enough in this series. It was definitely not a good showing by the offense.
The Chicago White Sox were awful in their series with the Cleveland Guardians.
Dylan Cease started the game and allowed eight hits and four earned runs. Not exactly a Dylan Cease-type outing. Everyone appears to be off a little bit on this team and it’s hard to figure out why.
The White Sox took two losses on Wednesday and really struggled, especially in the first game. Pitcher Dallas Keuchel did poorly and didn’t get any help from his teammates on a few of those runs.
The 11-1 victory was an example of the kind of futility that the Sox have displayed during this three-game sweep. It was simply tough to watch.
And then, in the second game on Wednesday, the Sox were only able to generate one run as they fell 2-1 to the Guardians. The pitching was the best it would get in the series but once again, like every other day on this road trip, the bats were as cold as the weather.
The Sox could just not get anything going in this three-game series. They were outscored 19-5. Five runs were all they could muster in three games. That is embarrassing for a team that’s supposed to lead their division and contend for a World Series championship.
But this is still a young season. There are a lot of games to go and the White Sox can pick it up and win. They are fully capable of that and are much too talented not to win. Manager Tony LaRussa can turn the ship around and get it moving in the right direction. This is just a bump in the road.