July 25, 2021

Twins 7, White Sox 2: Pitching is a Priority (South Side Sox)


The White Sox had a hard time finding their groove tonight, losing to the Minnesota Twins, 7-2. Maybe it was exhaustion, maybe the Twins outplayed them, or maybe they saw the retirement announcement from their (and our) friend Yermín Mercedes. No matter, they didn’t have it. Even with 10 hits from the Sox and two errors on the Twins side, the South Siders could only get two runs across home plate. Chicago and Minnesota split the series, 2-2.

The pitching was the bigger issue tonight. Dylan Cease struggled to find command early in the game. He pitched five innings, gave up seven hits, and had three earned runs. He threw 92 pitches, and 55 of them for strikes. Cease’s performance wasn’t spectacular, although it certainly wasn’t the worst we’ve seen from him. But had he been able to go longer into the game, the outcome would definitely be different. The problems started when the ball was handed over to the bullpen.

The White Sox bullpen has had shining moments this year, but it is currently the pain point on the team and with the fans. If the White Sox Twitterverse is right, Chicago will be going after a right-handed reliever to help take care of the problems like…

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