Monday, June 25, 2012
Twins 4 White Sox 1: One And Done
This was exactly what a game against the Twins is supposed to be when you're the White Sox, but just a little worse. If death by a million cuts wasn't bad enough, the Sox offense continued to struggle yet again.
Since last Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Dodgers the White Sox have scored 22 runs in 8 games for an average of 2.75 runs per game. Of those 22 runs, 15 came in two games, a 7-0 win to avoid being swept by the Cubs last week, and an 8-6 win over the Brewers on Saturday.
So in the other 6 games the Sox have scored 7 runs. You just aren't going to win very often playing like that.
Of course, this is nothing new to Jake Peavy. In his last three starts he's allowed only 5 runs. The White Sox offense has given him 2 runs of support in those three games. Two!
Peavy has gone 0-3 in a stretch in which he lowered his ERA from 2.91 to 2.84!
The man has to be having Padres flashbacks.
You would think facing a team that has an AL-worst ERA of 5.02 like the Twins do would help matters, but nope. All the Sox could do was manage 5 hits and a single run.
As for Kevin Youkilis, he was only 1-for-4, but he was also one of only three White Sox hitters who managed to get a hit tonight, as Alex Rios and Alexei Ramirez split the other four.
Tomorrow the Sox will face a pitcher in Liam Hendriks who is 0-4 with a 7.39 ERA on the season. So I'm hoping we can at least get 2 runs off him. Maybe even 3.