The Chicago White Sox came into this season with World Series expectations. Winning the AL Central Division felt like a guarantee. However, they have been the most disappointing team this year and it might finally be over.
They have played significantly better without Tony La Russa in the dugout. He was a disaster of a hire and it has shown since he has left why. If they would have fired him back in May or June, things might be different right now. Unfortunately, the good play was too little too late.
The Sox have been great since Cairo took over. Unfortunately, a bad loss could sink them and no team wins every game in this league. On Wednesday, they had a tough 3-0 loss to the Colorado Rockies and it might be a season-ender because of where things lie in the standings.
The Cleveland Guardians defeated the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday to complete the sweep over them. The White Sox came into the day trailing in the division by 3.0 games so losing to the Colorado Rockies made it 4.0 games now.
The Chicago White Sox are in big trouble after Wednesday afternoon’s loss.
With 19 games left in the season, that might be too much for the White Sox to overcome. They are playing well (outside of this loss) but they dug themselves into too big of a hole. Cleveland is also playing very well right now as they just seem to be beating everyone they play.
The White Sox have four more games against them this year and one of them comes on Thursday as a makeup game. Unless the White Sox sweep them and then outplay them against everyone else, they really don’t have much of a chance anymore. This loss to the Rockies sealed that.
It is still possible but this feels like a season-ending loss. You can say that for certain if they lose the makeup game on Thursday to Cleveland and fall 5.0 games back.
Dylan Cease made an okay start but he had a rare outing where he allowed three runs. The offense didn’t do their jobs, however, as they scored no runs to help Dylan and the pitching staff get the win. The White Sox have played lots of games like that this year.
It is okay to remain optimistic but being down 4.0 games in the division halfway through September feels too hard to overcome. Hopefully, they prove everyone wrong but it is going to be very tough.