The Chicago White Sox were given some bad news before the series against the Kansas City Royals started. Tim Anderson is going to be out for a while which is a very tough blow for a team that has been very average for the entire season.
Following that, they went out and put up a dud against those Royals who are a very bad baseball team that sold at the trade deadline. It was another horrid loss in a series opener for this White Sox team that needs to keep winning.
The White Sox are now 12-23 in series openers this season. They have also lost 8 of the last 10 series openers which are not good at all. This is a four-game series and the White Sox are 1-8 in openers of those types of series. It is just weird and making a huge difference in their season.
It is unclear if there is a rhyme or reason for this but you’d think that it means that they come into each series unprepared to play that team. The main culprit for that would have to be Tony La Russa and his staff. It would be nice to see more from the players too.
The Chicago White Sox need more from everyone that is involved with the team.
Lance Lynn made the start. He gave up four runs (the White Sox lost 4-2) but it was actually an okay game for him. He gave up two two-run home runs in the game and the White Sox offense wasn’t able to pick it up from there.
Can Lynn be better? Of course. Is this game entirely on him? Absolutely not. This team is awful at scoring runs in bunches when they are needed the most. It is hard to watch most of the time. Lynn went 6.0 innings with five strikeouts and one walk (he only has allowed 11 walks in 11 games).
Nobody on the White Sox had more than one hit. Their approach to hitting is terrible as Brady Singer cruised through his start with a minimal amount of pitches. something has to change there because they are allowing opponents to get out of the inning so fast.
The only RBIs came from Josh Harrison and Yoan Moncada. Speaking of Josh Harrison, his RBI came via a home run where he worked the count and had a good at-bat. We can only hope that the rest of the team learns from that going forward. This was the first game of a doubleheader with the second game coming not far after it.