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A’s defeat White Sox 10-2; Sox embarrassed yet again

Hey, at least the Cubs lost...

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Oakland Athletics
Beatdown: The White Sox are searching for something — anything — to get back into the win column.
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I mean, the score certainly says it all.

Remember that Chicago White Sox team that started the season 2-0? Yeah, I don’t either.

No timely hitting and awful pitching. It’s been the theme of the South Siders for the past couple weeks.

You can go through the lineup and critique as many players as you want, but these efforts have to change sometime soon...right?

Miguel Gonzalez got the first two outs of the game and then proceeded to give up a whopping five earned runs in that first inning. That was the game.

Gonzo went three innings, giving up eight earned runs on eight hits and two walks. That ERA is now up to 12.41.

I don’t know what the Ricks have planned for Gonzalez’s fate, but a few more of these starts will give way to a DFA. Michael Kopech, anyone? Well, probably Hector Santiago for a few starts, but the flamethrower is not far behind.

Hector Santiago and Joakim Soria threw a combined three innings of scoreless ball, but Bruce Rondon ran into some trouble in the seventh. Rondon’s control wasn’t what he’d shown in his past outings for the Sox, giving up two earned runs on two hits and two walks.

The offense (yeah, we have to talk about it) continued to struggle with runners in scoring position. Jose Abreu smoked a one-hopper right to shortstop Marcus Semien in the third inning with runners on the corners, but it resulted in a double play.

That’s just the way things are going (and, uh, have gone) for the Sox this season.

You want a positive? Okay, well, Yoan Moncada smoked a double to right (110 mph off the bat), drew a walk, stole a base and hit a two-run home run (111 mph) tonight. Development, nice!

The Sox fell to 4-10 and will close out the three-game series with Carson Fulmer on the mound tomorrow afternoon.

Ugh. It’s late. I’m tired, and this is enough writing about yet another awful showing. See you tomorrow.