The month of May ended on a sour note for the Chicago White Sox. They blew a very winnable game against the Toronto Blue Jays because of bad managing, a rough start for Lucas Giolito, and horrible execution on the base paths.
However, that loss didn’t necessarily ruin the entire month for the White Sox. They went 15-12 for the month. It felt way worse than that because their current record is 23-24 but it just shows how brutal April was for them.
That stretch where they didn’t win for over a week is really hurting their overall standings right now. They can’t ever be losing eight games in a row. However, it is good that they got right back to having a winning month in May.
We know what the issues with this baseball team are. They are poorly managed, poorly coached, and a lot of the players aren’t playing to their capabilities. This is a seriously talented roster and all of these things can be corrected.
The Chicago White Sox know they can be a lot better than they were in May.
Now, it is time for a breath of fresh air. It is June and the White Sox need to forget everything that happened in May. They are going to start getting healthier as Luis Robert is back from COVID, Yoan Moncada was never put on the IL, Eloy Jimenez is finishing up a rehab start, and Lance Lynn could be back from rehab even faster than him.
Major League Baseball has a long and hard season. There are always going to be many ups and downs. May was a step in the right direction for the White Sox and we all know that they are capable of more.
There are a lot of hard games this month including opponents like the Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Tampa Bay Rays. Winning more than losing is going to be hard but the White Sox have the horses to do so.
It is a long summer. The White Sox are going to be a big part of it. Some of the best players on this team like Yasmani Grandal, Jose Abreu, and Gavin Sheets have been mostly subpar this year and can only get better. If that happens, the White Sox will win even more.
This team is so talented that they went 15-12 over their last 27 games and we all felt awful about it. Better times are ahead for this team. Hopefully, they are able to keep the winning going and make it to October.