All it took was a trip to the midwest to turn the Red Sox around. Last week the Red Sox were struggling, blowing a 9-run lead to the New York Yankees. Since then they have been on a 5-game winning streak, taking out their frustrations on our beloved south-siders this past Thursday and Friday. The White Sox have found themselves on a streak of their own, but not the good kind, losing their last 4 meetings. In the last two games against Boston Chicago has been outscored 20-6! Luckily for Chicago, division rivals Detroit Tigers are currently on a 5-game losing streak of their own, keeping the top of the Central Division nice and close.
What You Need to Know:
- The Sox starting pitching has been horrible vs. Boston. Coming off last week’s perfect game, Philip Humber was far from perfect as he gave up 9 runs on Thursday. White Sox ace, John Danks’ struggles continued on Friday, when he surrendered 7 runs.
- White Sox have their first injury of the year. Luckily, it isn’t serious! White Sox place trusty relief pitcher Jesse Crain on the disabled list with an oblique strain.
- The Sox teams have two of the best hitters in the American League. The ChiSox Paul Konerko is on fire and isn’t slowing down after he hit his 400th home run this week. The BoSox David Ortiz has the best batting average in American League at .425.
Your Take Away Piece: “I’m not sure if its the weather, but the White Sox need to snap out of their funk quick. I’m hoping that Jake Peavy will continue his recent pitching dominance and come away with a win today.”
What’s Next: Two more games on the south side vs. the surging Red Sox. White Sox pitcher, Jake Peavy will be going up against a struggling Jon Lester tonight at 6PM. Peavy is 3-0 this year, his best start as a member of the White Sox. The series finale will be on Sunday afternoon.