The Chicago White Sox scored three runs in the top of the 8th to make it look like they could mount a comeback but the bullpen gave up more runs in the bottom of the same inning to make that task impossible. It was a disaster of a game that led to Chicago’s third straight loss.
They made a nice comeback against the Chicago Cubs and earned a home win on Sunday but they were just swept by the Toronto Blue Jays this week. The season is officially off the rails right now after this third game.
Going up against Alek Manoah, Tony La Russa tried to be smarter than everyone and load the lineup up with lefties. The problem is that most of the White Sox lefty batters aren’t very good. They are a much better right-handed team.
Having Andrew Vaughn bat seventh is a complete joke after the way that he has hit this season. He has been even better with runners in scoring position so this was just a train wreck. He also used Reese McGuire as a designated hitter despite him being an awful hitter.
The Chicago White Sox were brutal against the Toronto Blue Jays this week.
Those are only a few complaints with the lineup in a year where lineups have been a big problem. This is the 49th game of the season and it was the 49th different lineup. They have no continuity and it is starting to show.
They faced an elite pitcher but they did not give themselves a good chance to beat that pitcher. It is horrid to see what is happening with this team right now. After being swept by the Jays, they will now travel to Florida to take on the Tampa Bay Rays.
It is not an easy team to face following a series like this. They were awful and now the Rays are going to be just as tough. They need the offense to keep grinding until they find a way to do something of significance.
This isn’t it. The Minnesota Twins lost again too so the division is still very much up for grabs but the White Sox need to get back on the rails quickly or it is going to be over. The health of a few players will help but they also need better management and better performance from players.