White Sox Offense
On Monday night, the Chicago White Sox will go for their third straight win, it would be the longest winning streak of their 2011 campaign.
Through their first 32 games of the season, the White Sox have the worst record in all of baseball. This clearly wasn’t the season that fans had expected, and becuase of that, they’re now looking for somewhere to place the blame.
No one is more surprised by the funk they’ve fallen into than the Chicago White Sox.
When slugger Adam Dunn signed with the Chicago White Sox in the offseason, he brought with him big expectations. But so far this season, Dunn hasn’t quite been the player the White Sox were hoping for.
The Chicago White Sox losing streak has reached seven games. And over the course of this slump, Chicago hasn’t been able to score more than four runs in a game.
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.
Gordon Beckham’s disappointing 2010 season has been attributed to losing his confidence at the plate, but there’s also reason to believe that getting away from his approach contributed to it as well.
Through the first nine games of the 2011 season, the Chicago White Sox have one of the most productive offenses in all of baseball, and a lot of that has to do with their No. 1 and No. 2 hitters.
Late Tuesday night, White Sox slugger Adam Dunn had to undergo an emergency appendectomy. While that may seem like a very serious condition for Dunn, he’ll likely only miss five games.
Gordon Beckham’s time in the major leagues has been a roller coaster, But there’s reason to believe that this year, and the rest of his career, will be all positive.
Paul Konerko, Adam Dunn and Alex Rios are going to be big parts of the Chicago White Sox’s success this season. But equally important might be the play of Carlos Quentin and Gordon Beckham.
Not only did the 2011 season open the way many expected it to for the Chicago White Sox, it also gave a glimpse at what could be this season.
The Chicago White Sox’s newest slugger will consistently hit 40 home runs, but playing in U.S. Cellular Field, those 40 home runs could be sent way back into the bleachers.
The expectations for the Chicago White Sox are high this season. The organization has already declared that they’re “All In,” in their pursuit of a championship.