Tag:Brent Lillibridge
Posted on: May 9, 2009 9:47 am

Week End Grading: Chicago White Sox

The White Sox are currently 13-15, with a few emerging stars so far, and some players that are doing god awful.  Only 28 games into the season, a lot has been said and done by this Chicago team.  They have not really been struck by injuries, but the fashion in which they have is deadly.  Both the White Sox top center fielders are out, on the DL!  Scott Podsednik himself has been purchased from the minors, if another CF gets struck down, the White Sox will be in deep trouble.  Now with out further ado, lets continue on.

Last night was something I called consistent.  It was consistent as Jose Contreas once again got blasted, and the White Sox lost 6-0.  In fact, that loss deescalades Contreas to 0-5 on the year.  A little production was received from the centerfield position as forth, they still lost. Chicago White Sox center fielder Brent Lillibridge (18) catches a fly ball from Texas Rangers' Michael Young during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 8, 2009, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Does one loss make a difference?  No, it doesn't, most of the time.  Although, this loss is different, this is a type of loss that can take energy away from a team, when your pitcher gets blown out of porportion, and the oposing pitcher throws a complete shutout game.

The White Sox right now, need to re-cooperate, a few players have indeed hit stride, such as Carlos Quentin, currently with eight home runs.  But, the base stealing woes continue, as Ozzie just can't find an answer.  Opposing players are always stealing on the White Sox pitchers, it might be their delivery, but who knows?

All in all this team needs to step it up in the coming games, and the pitchers need to get back on track.  Ozzie Guillen has done a good job replacing the injured center fielders, just the Sox have not hit stride yet.  Season Grade (Team):Manager Grade (So far this season): B-

Keep in mind all grades are based on the Chicago White Sox first 28 games.

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