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White Sox Reeling in Game 2 Loss to Minnesota

The White Sox dropped game two in Minnesota and lost slugger Eloy Jimenez for an extended period of time.

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The Chicago White Sox dropped game two and the series in Minnesota on Saturday afternoon. The Twins shelled White Sox starter Vince Velasquez and the offense looked lifeless. The White Sox are owners of a six-game losing streak.

Twins oft-injured star Byron Buxton returned to the lineup and terrorized Chicago’s pitching all afternoon. He and Luis Arraez combined for eight of the Twins 14 hits, and drove in five of their nine runs. This was more than enough offense to help starter Dylan Bundy improve to 3-0. In addition, Bundy lowered his ERA to 0.59. Vince Velasquez exited with one out in the fourth after Buxton homered to the second deck in left. He allowed five runs and eight hits in his 3.1 innings pitched.

Life is Pain

The most costly loss of the afternoon may be the injury to left fielder Eloy Jimenez. Jimenez fell face first after touching first base trying to beat out a grounder in the second. Eloy held his right leg before being carted off the field. The team announced that it was hamstring soreness. Tony La Russa said they believe it’s a significant, but not season-ending injury. The slugger missed several months in 2021 with a torn pectoral muscle.

A.J. Pollock was activated from the injury list for the Twins series. Fans also received news that Luis Robert will return next week. However, the South Siders can’t catch a break this season. The injury bug has struck again. It appears likely that Jimenez will miss an extended period of time. Third baseman Yoan Moncada is still on the mend. The team is desperately in need of some offense. What else can one say besides “It’s always something”.

Notes

The White Sox have scored 18 runs in their last nine games. They’ve crossed home plate 11 times during the six-game losing streak.

La Russa stated that Yoan Moncada still feels something in his side when he swings.

Johnny Cueto made his first start for Triple-A Charlotte as he continues to ramp up.

Tim Anderson left the game with stomach issues, but is expected to play in the finale.

What’s On Tap Next?

Chicago will activate RHP Lucas Giolito for the finale of this three-game set on Sunday. Giolito pitched four scoreless innings in the season opener before leaving with left abdominal pain. He’s tasked with snapping this six-game skid. Minnesota will send newly acquired Chris Archer to the bump. You can catch it all on NBC Sports Net Chicago at 1:10 p.m. CDT. Don’t forget to tun into the Sox On Tap postgame for their breakdown after the action.

Tune in to the Sox On Tap podcast for postgame reaction and further White Sox commentary all season.

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