Monday night wasn’t a great night for the Chicago White Sox. They didn’t get the offense that they needed to beat the Los Angeles Angels. The game was fairly low scoring but the Angels ended up having the edge winning 4 to 3.
One of the most frustrating things that White Sox fans had to experience was the fact that they couldn’t get much going versus Angels’ starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard. He was virtually un-hittable to start the game.
If you watched the game, you saw the futility that the White Sox offense displayed through the first few innings. It seemed as soon as a Chicago batter got to the plate, they were heading back to the dugout as they had struck out at the plate. Syndergaard was just that good. Or maybe the White Sox were just that bad?
The Sox finally got to Syndergaard in the sixth and seventh innings and it wasn’t that late for them to catch up and win the game. But the White Sox bats grew cold again and pretty soon they found themselves on the losing end of the 4-3 decision.
The Chicago White Sox made Noah Syndergaard look like vintage Thor.
Syndergaard isn’t that spectacular of a pitcher anymore but the White Sox made him look great in this one. He pitched seven innings and had six hits and three runs with all three being earned. He walked one batter and struck out seven for an ERA of 3.86. Not a bad evening when your team comes out on the winning end of things.
Games like Monday nights have become the White Sox’s new norm. They can’t seem to score runs effectively to keep pace with other teams. This team was built to hit but it’s not hitting. Whether it’s a combination of strong opposing pitchers, injuries, or poor management, something is wrong with the White Sox and it appears it’s not getting fixed anytime soon.
The Chicago White Sox have had a tough year and even though the schedule gets easier overall, nothing gets easier for them. They haven’t been able to keep pace with the Minnesota Twins or the Cleveland Guardians and sit several games behind them.
If they can’t score runs to beat these teams, they will keep falling further back and soon won’t be able to catch up and earn a playoff spot. It’s still a little early to be worried about making the playoffs but the White Sox should be very concerned because of how they have been playing.
It’s games like Monday night’s game against a pitcher like Syndergaard that show just how weak the White Sox offense really is.