You can say this for the White Sox–they’re consistent in their inconsistency. The Sox are 5-5 in their last 10 games, have alternated wins and losses since September 5 (including last night’s 4-1 loss in Seattle) and, if recent form holds true, will defeat the Mariners today for a 3-3 road trip. We hope.
Although the South Siders (72-74) failed once again to reach the .500 mark, they are proving to be the consummate .500 club. It would surprise no one if the Sox finished 81-81.
The offense, which has been woeful, proved to be the Achilles heel again last night in the losing effort. This was the case despite two hits apiece from Alex Rios and Jermaine Dye, who have been AWOL from any significant offensive contributions. The one highlight was Gordon Beckham’s 12th homer of the season.
If I haven’t already made my case for “.500,” is it really a coincidence that last night’s losing pitcher Gavin Floyd, who has been the ace of the staff for much of ’09, is now 11-11 on the season?