The Chicago White Sox go into the trade deadline at .500

Vincent Parise
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 01: Michael Kopech #34 of the Chicago White Sox delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals during the second inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on August 01, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 01: Michael Kopech #34 of the Chicago White Sox delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals during the second inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on August 01, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox is a team that is supposed to be buyers at the 2022 MLB Trade Deadline. We thought that they would be much better than .500 in August when the season began but here we are. Losing to the Kansas City Royals on Monday night has them in this spot.

They are now 3.0 games behind the Minnesota Twins for first place in the division and have a long way to go before they catch them. Winning this series against the Royals would be a great start but that is off to a rough start.

Michael Kopech was solid on the mound once again. He went 7.0 innings where he only gave up two runs. It is unfortunate that his team couldn’t get him some run support because now he has a loss for a game where he went 7.0 and yielded just two runs.

Jose Ruiz and Jimmy Lambert each came in and gave up nothing. It is a shame that a pitching performance this good was wasted. The White Sox offense had ten hits which is a lot but they only had one run to show for it which is a disgrace. They lost 2-1.

The Chicago White Sox should be able to beat the Kansas City Royals right now.

Losing to a team like the Kansas City Royals in 2022 is not good news. They are very bad and only getting worse as the trade deadline approaches. The White Sox are supposed to be getting better but they just seem to have the same up and down struggles.

The White Sox will continue this series on Tuesday night but the deadline will have passed by then. We will know all of the moves that the White Sox did and didn’t make by the time the game begins. It is going to be interesting to see how it all shakes out from there.

It is so important that the White Sox win most of their next few games as their 2022 season may depend on it. They have Lucas Giolito on the mound as he looks to fully get back to himself down the stretch.

As long as the White Sox offense can start to score some runs, that would really help them. This final game before the deadline was one to just forget about forever and move on. The next two are key.

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