The Chicago White Sox are in a bad way after two sweeps in a row. Their loss to the Minnesota Twins on Sunday made it seven in a row and they are now 6-9. There are a lot of games left for them to fix this but that loss ended a very bad road trip in a very bad way.
They were winning for a lot of the game but Byron Buxton tied it with a two-run home run later on. From there, things got very bad. The game ended up in extra innings where the white Sox were able to score that ghost runner on second base.
While winning 4-3 and the Twins ghost runner on second, Liam Hendriks was given the task of holding it down. He looked like he wasn’t feeling 100 percent on the mound but Tony La Russa wasn’t aware of it clearly.
Eventually, with one out and runners on second and third, there was a spot open on first base for Byron Buxton to go via an intentional walk. He might be Minnesota’s best hitter but they let Hendriks face him and he made them pay with a walk-off home run. It was his second blast of the game.
Now, there is a chance that Luis Arraez would have come up next and won the game as well but nobody in Minnesota’s lineup that day was feeling it like Buxton. Instead, the White Sox lost on the walk-off home run and were sent home without a single win on the road trip.
The Chicago White Sox need to totally forget about the bad week they just had.
Finally, they are going to return home where they have a 4-2 record to open that portion of their schedule. The Kansas City Royals will be in town starting on Tuesday. The White Sox are hoping that they can get things turned around against them.
Every team in baseball will go through a bad stretch. However, this one is not good for the White Sox. They were only swept twice at all in 2021 and have already been twice during this extremely young season. They are a very injured team with a manager sleeping at the wheel.
We will see what this team is made of over the next couple of weeks. With bad teams like the Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels, and Chicago Cubs coming up, they have a chance to regain control of their season. Hopefully, they are able to get a bit healthier and turn this around.