The Chicago White Sox have had just an awful week. They haven’t done a lot of winning, Luis Robert hurt himself and won’t return until Tuesday, and things have just looked terrible. On Saturday, things went from bad to worse.
During the game, Eloy Jimenez hurt his hamstring while trying to beat out an infield grounder. It was horrific to watch as he rolled around in pain on the ground. From there, he was carted off and taken away. The White Sox officially announced it as hamstring soreness.
The White Sox really can’t afford to lose Jimenez for too long but we will wait to see if they actually have to. Losing him took the wind out of the White Sox’s sails and they were pretty lifeless from that point on. Losing Jimenez could really hurt their offense even more than it already is.
The White Sox lost the game 9-2 and it was their sixth loss in a row. Things are not going well for them right now and it is going to take a major spark to get them out of this slump. It is eventually going to come but things definitely are awkward right now.
The Chicago White Sox have a lot of work to do in order to break this slump.
They will move on and get Lucas Giolito back on the mound for the first time since Opening Day. Hopefully, he can stop the bleeding like the ace of a staff needs to do. The offense needs to be there for him as well but Giolito has the mind and talent to lead.
It can’t be talked enough about how important breaking the offensive slump is. They only managed to get two runs in this game after getting one the night before. Few pitching staffs will be able to ever overcome that. As mentioned before, it is going to be even harder without Jimenez.
The good news is that they have been in this situation before. They weren’t off to the best start in 2021 either before winning the American League Central Division by double digits. They just need to keep putting their best foot forward and they will break out of it. With all of the talent on the roster, it will happen.