The Chicago White Sox has mostly been a disappointing baseball team in 2022. They came in with World Series expectations and have not even come close to living up to that type of team. They are okay sometimes and that has them somewhat in the playoff race but that isn’t good enough.
Thier game on Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles showed just how broken they are as a team right now. One day after a bad Tony La Russa decision put them behind early which led to a loss, they needed a big win but couldn’t get it done.
Dylan Cease was on the mound for the White Sox which almost always gives them an advantage over their opponent. He has been one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball this season but he isn’t going to give up one run or less in every single start.
After an Eloy Jimenez home run put the White Sox up 2-0 in the top of the first inning, Cease allowed an extremely rare multiple-run home run in the bottom of the first which gave the Orioles a 3-2 lead. From there, the O’s cruised to a big victory.
The Chicago White Sox are a team that needs to get their offense figured out.
The White Sox got within one run later on in the game but Baltimore pulled away again by getting that fifth run not long after. The White Sox had countless opportunities to get the job done but failed. One extra base hit at the right time and they could have won.
They had 11 hits in the game but only came up with three runs. Baltimore had five runs on five hits. It proves just how broken the White Sox offense is right now. 23 men were left on base throughout the entire game. That is not going to get it done.
If you start an inning with runners on first and second with no outs, it should never lead to no runs scored. The White Sox did that and left bases loaded multiple times. Their approach to the plate is as bad as it can possibly be.
They are going to try again on Wednesday night but a struggling Lucas Giolito is on the mound so you never know how that is going to go. At 62-61, the White Sox are underachievers big time and show no signs of breaking out of it.