In a word, the Chicago White Sox are terrible. They are on a terrifying losing streak and they are starting to average about one starter injured per game. Their offense just cannot seem to get anything going.
Then, when it appears that they are going to win a game by carrying a lead into the latter stages of the game, they lose thanks to incredibly strange management by Tony LaRussa. Offensively and defensively, this team is a mess.
But they aren’t that far away from being a top-tier team. All they must do is step things up at the plate and they can beat the Kansas City Royals. And while that’s been hard for them to do the last few games, it’s not impossible.
It all starts at the top with Tim Anderson. Usually, when he’s on target, the rest of the team plays well. The White Sox need Anderson to start out hot so they can follow his lead and eventually win the game.
The Chicago White Sox needs their offense to get going against the KC Royals.
The hitters need to start hitting. This group, which was thought to be one of the best in Major League Baseball, has slumped big time and has hardly been able to produce any runs. The time for the offense to get going is now.
The White Sox can start to “get right” with some wins over the Royals who are coming to town for a series. The Royals aren’t the greatest team in the American League right now. We have to hope that they will be the right team that the Sox need to face in order to cure what ails them so that they can get back on a winning track.
We should all know that this spell that the Sox are going through is only temporary. They will rise to the top of the AL Central like they did last season and make the playoffs.
If the offense, and the whole team for that matter, do not pick things up and get some wins against Kansas City, they are going to find themselves deeper hole than they already are with a decent Los Angles Angels team coming to town next.
The White Sox must win this series and get on track in order for them to be able to keep pace with the rest of the AL Central. This team needs to put itself back together, rely on the bodies that are standing, and win some games.
Winning boosts confidence builds momentum and eventually leads to more victories with higher morale. The White Sox may feel beaten and bruised but a little winning this week will get them back on track for bigger and better things.