The Chicago White Sox won on Tuesday night which made them 81-80. That meant that for the third straight season, they will not finish under .500. That isn’t that good considering the expectations going into the season but this season has been so bad that it is almost an accomplishment.
However, they had to win the final game of the season in order to finish above .500. Instead, they were destroyed by the Minnesota Twins in the series finale to finish at 81-81 which is exactly the record that they deserve. They won the series but couldn’t get the sweep.
In the game, Davis Martin got the start. He had a really nice year that he can build on for the White Sox but he wasn’t sharp in his final game of the season.
He was pulled because of an injury but he needed to be pulled anyway. He gave up nine runs on seven hits and two walks. It was an awful game for him as his ERA now looks way worse than it should at 4.83. Fans who watched all season long know that he was really good.
The Chicago White Sox were not very good on the final day of the season.
The Twins ended up winning the ballgame 10-1 as the Sox really stood no chance by the time the second inning was over. The offense was dry but that isn’t as much of a surprise based on the lineup (and the season that they have had with their bats).
Again, there is no better way to describe the 2022 Chicago White Sox than 81-81. It is honestly remarkable that they even finished at .500 as they were as low as six games under many times. There was no consistently good play all year long and there were a lot of injuries again.
Going into the offseason, there is a lot to be answered. They need to find a manager, multiple holes in the diamond need to be filled, and there are certain players who have contract decisions that need to be addressed.
The White Sox were certainly not as bad as the final game showed this season but losing it to get down to .500 is absolutely amazing for them. We can only hope that they do what they need to do in order to get back into contention. There is a lot of work to be done.