Throw one other loss on the pile.
For the White Sox, it is their eighth straight. That’s the longest slide since halfway by way of the 2018 season and this time it was an uninspired 6-0 setback to the Royals Tuesday evening.
A scarcity of hitting and poor protection have stung the Sox all through the shedding streak and each had been in play once more towards Kansas City.
Add in an erratic evening on the mound from starter Dallas Keuchel and relievers Reynaldo Lopez, Kyle Crick, Matt Foster and Anderson Severino, who mixed to subject 11 walks, and the regular boos from the scattered crowd at Guaranteed Rate Field usually are not a shock.
“The heart and the guts are intact, that’s why it’s not fun,” supervisor Tony La Russa mentioned. “The followers aren’t blissful, however neither is the membership. Everything else about the best way we’re going about it, the caring, let me let you know one thing, when you needed to get after guys to get began or they had been strolling round smiling, then you definitely’ve bought the incorrect individuals.
“We’ve got the right people. The sooner the better, though, because we’re not having any fun.”
The White Sox have been enjoying like they did in the course of the rebuild 4 years in the past, however normal supervisor Rick Hahn is not getting overly involved simply 16 video games into the season.
“Can the fact of the matter be is it one bad week out of a very long season?” Hahn mentioned. “We nonetheless very a lot consider on this workforce’s expertise, we consider on this workforce’s upside and are assured over time that expertise will prevail and take us to the extent that we aspire to be at, that we supposed to be in the beginning of this season.
“There’s no voiding the frustration and disappointment, but one of the beautiful things about this sport is the length of the season really forces the cream to rise to the top over the course of the six-month season and there’s still an ample opportunity to prove we’re capable of being that again this season.”
While acknowledging the 99-day lockout and shortened spring coaching has resulted in a rash of accidents all through the sport, Hahn admitted “it’s been bumpier for us than anyone would have possibly wanted.”
Lance Lynn and Yoan Moncada have but to go well with up this season, Eloy Jimenez could possibly be out for 2 months, Lucas Giolito simply got here again off the IL and Luis Robert hasn’t performed since final Thursday because of a groin subject.
The White Sox overcame quite a few well being setbacks final season and received the AL Central going. Can they do it once more this 12 months?
“I think part of the experience of last year is that this team should know that we faced perhaps even greater injury issues yet we still were able to win 93 games and win the division,” Hahn mentioned. “We never quite had a week like the one we just experienced last year but at the same time, the memory and the resourcefulness should be there for these guys, to understand what they’re capable of doing and pull themselves out of this.”