White Sox Power Leads To Slumps
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (WSCR) – Over the first nine games of the 2011 season, the Chicago White Sox were 6-3 and averaged 6.9 runs scored per game. However, over the last seven games they’ve gone 1-6 and scored just 2.6 runs per game.
So what’s to blame for the team’s collective scoring drought?
“It’s a power team,” Bill Melton, of CSN Chicago, said on the Danny Mac Show. “Power teams do go into a little better ‘watch out-age’ I guess, for lack of a better term. Because you have power hitters in that lineup and they tend to slump a little more, becuase they get a lot more involved. If you look at the [Los Angeles] Angles last year…they shouldn’t go into a slump becuase they just slap the ball around and bunt it. And generally those teams, if you rely on just 100 percent speed, you’re not going to go into as many slumps. But if you have some power in that lineup…you’re going to have these droughts.”
The White Sox rank fifth in the American League in both home runs (17) and slugging percentage (.409).
LISTEN: Bill Melton On The Danny Mac Show
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