On most pieces with White Sox games, I like to use a featured number from the game.
This piece is a different story. I’ll be using a featured percentage to help explain the Sox losing the series finale to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.
Tonight’s featured percentage: 22.2%.
In 14 of Jose Quintana‘s 63 career starts with the White Sox, the Sox offense only gave Quintana one run. They did just that on Wednesday night.
The Sox could not complete a three-game road sweep of the Royals and lost 3-1. How bad was it for Jose Quintana and the Good Guys?
In the first three innings, the Sox had three hits. In the next six innings, take a wild guess as to the number of hits the White Sox offense had.
The answer to that is … one. I would say what I’m truly feeling, but I’ll leave my thoughts and vulgarity to the legendary Bob Uecker.
Jose Quintana was a grinder in 7 1/3 innings. Quintana gave up three earned runs on eight hits, walked only one and struck out four on 111 pitches. Quintana kept the Sox in the game, but the Sox bats could not solve Jeremy Guthrie in his seven innings of work. Guthrie gave up just one earned run on three hits, walked two and struck out two on 100 pitches.
Wednesday was quite a dull night for the Sox, who wound down their nine-game road trip at 4-5. The Good Guys fly home for a four-game set with the New York Yankees, starting on Thursday.
The best White Sox news of Wednesday was finding out that ace Chris Sale was activated from the disabled list and was announced as Thursday’s starter for the Sox.
White Sox News:
- On Wednesday, the White Sox offically announced that reliever Matt Lindstrom will have surgery to repair a left ankle issue.
- The White Sox are now 4-16 when they don’t hit a home run in a game.
- Per CSN Chicago’s Dan Hayes: With Sale returning to the rotation on Thursday, Scott Carroll will be moving to the bullpen. Hector Noesi will stay in the rotation.
- Along with Carroll’s move to the ‘pen, Frank Francisco will be designated for assignment to help make room for Sale.
One final note. It’s official.