The Chicago White Sox in their last ten games: Win, win (that’s a winning streak, folks), loss, loss, loss, loss, loss, win, loss, loss.
However, I have great news, White Sox fans. The Sox are playing in another country over the weekend. Fresh start!
Well, not quite.
In another lackluster performance from the White Sox, the Good Guys were trounced in the opener of a four-game set against the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night, 7-0.
Between Adam Eaton leaving the game after one at-bat with a leg issue, four total hits for the Sox and two errors in the field, Thursday was yet another day at the office for the last place White Sox to forget.
“That game just smelled right from the start,” White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. “We didn’t play very well, didn’t hit very well, didn’t play defense very well and it showed.”
-Robin Ventura on the 7-0 loss in Toronto on Thursday, CSNChicago.com
One contribution to Thursday’s performance from the White Sox was coming off a long, rain-filled loss in Baltimore on Wednesday night into the wee hours of Thursday morning. The Sox lost to the Orioles in 12 innings after a 69-minute rain delay halted the game after the ninth inning of a 4-4 game.
The only highlight for the White Sox on Thursday may have been slugger Jose Abreu extending his season-long hitting streak to 11 games. Abreu singled to right field for his only hit of the contest in the sixth inning.
The second game of four between the White Sox and Blue Jays is on Friday night from the Rogers Centre in Toronto. John Danks will take the mound for the Sox, while the Jays send knuckle-baller R.A. Dickey to the hill. First pitch is scheduled for 6:07 CT.
White Sox Notes:
- Right-fielder Moises Sierra (a former Toronto Blue Jay) had two of the four total hits for the Sox on Thursday.
- Scott Carroll struggled in his return to the Sox rotation on Thursday. In five innings of work, Carroll gave up nine hits, gave up five earned runs, walked two and struck out four on 91 pitches (60 strikes).
- I don’t think I can express this enough: When you don’t hit with runners in scoring position, you lose … plain and simple. The White Sox on Thursday? 0-for-10. (Feel free to put your face in your hands after reading that.)