Sunday, May 13, 2012

Royals White Sox: Whither The White Sox Offense


There really isn't a whole lot to say about today's game. Well, actually, there's a lot that could be said about today's game, but to be completely honest, I'm just not in the mood. That game was crap, and the White Sox were crap for the last two days.

Phil Humber goes out and has his best game since his perfect game, and he's rewarded for it all with 1 run from his offense. He left the game with a 1-0 lead and then the bullpen proceeded to allow 9 runs in 2.3 innings. One of those runs was charged to Humber, but I don't blame him for it.

During the seventh inning of Friday night's win, Alejandro De Aza singled home Eduardo Escobar to make it 5-0. The Sox only managed 1 more run over the next 20 innings against the Royals.

The same Royals team that came in with the third-worst ERA in the American League.

What makes things even better is that ever since the White Sox won their first home series of the season against Detroit, they haven't won a series at home since. Nope, it's been Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland and now Kansas City taking series victories from the Sox at The Cell and they're now 6-11 at home.

Oh, and the Tigers come to town for two games starting on Monday.

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2 comments:

  1. I could write an essay on the topic, but I found it confusing that the Sox pitching is ranked very high in the AL, and the offense is below average (obviously) but not as bad as you would think based on the poor results. So why is this team so shitty?

    Essentially they suck when it matters. Both the offense and pitching are awful in high leverage and late game situations. Both perform below league average numbers in those situations, and more importantly (and troubling) in these high leverage situations they're stats are terrible compared to lower leverage situations.

    Also, holy hell Ventura is terrible at picking pinch hitters. Sox PHs are batting 0.056, and before you tell me that they have terrible bench players, let me point out Twins, Padres, and Cubs (the 3 worst teams in MLB) PHs are hitting 0.231, 0.333, and 0.282 respectively.

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  2. A new manager, a number of new players over the years and the Sox still shit their pants against the mighty teams like the Royals. What gives? I have given up trying to figure out why they can't beat shithole teams like KC. It just does not make sense. Game 2 of the series with Hochevar was a gimmie for KC because somehow that 9.00 ERA toting bum is fucking Cy Young against the Sox. Thankfully they avoided Bruce Chen this weekend.

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