The Chicago White Sox cannot seem to catch a break. They can’t seem to win games and this is a direct result of their inability to hit the ball. This inability to hit was on full display this Friday night as they fell to the Los Angeles Angels 5-1 at Guaranteed Rate Field.
The game was a story of hitting futility. The White Sox had just one hit for almost the entire game up until the end when they managed to load the bases in the ninth but walked away empty-handed. They just could not get a hit at the most crucial point in the game or at almost any point in the game for that matter.
In the ninth inning, there was a bit of a frightening moment for White Sox fans. Andrew Vaughn took a pitch to the right wrist. He appeared to be in pain for a little bit but stayed in the game and finished the ninth inning.
Vaugh had some x-rays but they are negative. The White Sox fanbase will be holding its collective breath in hopes that the injury isn’t that serious and keeps Vaughn out for an extended period of time. He is not in Saturday’s lineup.
The Chicago White Sox are hoping that Andrew Vaughn is okay with his wrist.
Vaughn has become an important part of the White Sox batting order. He has been able to come through big in certain situations and is responsible for a couple of the Sox wins this year already. Losing him would be a blow to a lineup that is already struggling to get any kind of offense going.
It’s imperative that Vaughn be able to remain in the lineup and continue trying to hit for the White Sox. They need his bat in the lineup badly. Vaughn is already playing in place of Eloy Jimenez who will miss six to eight weeks with a hamstring injury.
The Sox are going to have to do some reshuffling should Vaughn miss a great amount of time. Hopefully, he can stay off the DL and if he must miss time, he only misses a small handful of games.
Chicago cannot afford to lose any more power from this lineup. They need all the help that they can get.