I know it's easy to blame the offense since it's become so home run reliant lately, but the truth is since last week's set of rankings the Sox have outscored opponents 36-33. Going off that and looking at the numbers in the polls this week, it becomes rather apparent that the pitching staff is who should be wearing it for the three losses in Kansas City.
I mean, when you send both Jake Peavy and Chris Sale to the mound in a series against the Royals and can't pick up a win, it's not going to be a good week for your pitching staff.
Just look at these numbers.
And now for a list of White Sox relievers who outscored both Peavy and Sale this week.
- Phil Humber
- Addison Reed
- Donnie Veal
The good news is Jose Quintana seems to be back on track, and Francisco Liriano rebounded from a terrible start the week before. Hopefully that continues and Peavy and Sale can avoid the Royals for a bit.
Last week's rankings can be found here.