The White Sox starters, excluding Floyd who’s trade bait, now have (I believe) a combined ERA of 39.26.
I know those are spring training stats, but with spring training being close to half over, they should be pitching a lot better than that by now. It won’t matter who the closer is if the starters keep pitching like this. The long relief guys might be in for a busy summer.
Sox have walked 45 in 87 innings which is third in AL behind A’s and Rays but they have pitched 116 and 109 innings respectively. Sox also have 70 strikeouts which is third worst with only the Tigers and Red Sox having less, but the Tigers have a good hitting team and are still the best team in the AL. Having second worst ERA (5.79) behind the Indians (5.91) is not helping anything.
The offense is doing nothing to help the pitching staff, having scored only 37 runs, while the pitchers have allowed 62 runs to score.One thing for sure is that this performance by the offense and pitchers, can’t be easily explained away by Robin Ventura.
Not too worried about Konerko’s 2 for 15 this spring, since he is always ready when the bell rings on opening day. Fukudome’s 3 for 14 and .214 average only can make us hope he is not an everyday player.
Rios at 3 for 14 is showing no signs of making a comeback this season since he is also hitting .214. Dayan Viciedo is having a terrible spring with 3 hits in 19 AB’s for a .158 average, which places him under the Adam Dunn line. Jordan Danks is hitting well with a .357 average but 8 of his 9 outs have been on strikeouts. DeAza is the only regular outfielder having a decent spring at .278.
Keeping in mind that the Sox could get hot today and start a winning streak, won’t post any more negative stats about the outfield, but as of today the outfield seems to be as bad off as the starting pitching.