Friday night was another tough game for Chicago White Sox fans. After losing an early lead to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and fighting back to tie the game in the bottom of the fourth, the White Sox let a frustrating mistake —an error in the seventh— cost them the ballgame.
Like almost all their games so far in 2013, the Sox showed flashes of a competitive and talented team, however, their inability to make routine plays was once again the story line.
Chicago will have another opportunity to right the ship tonight against the Angels, who are also not playing up to expectations.
Left-hander Jose Quintana gets the call this evening for the Pale Hose. Quintana is 2-0 with a 3.68 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP this season. In one career outing against the Angels, the 24-year-old hurler is 0-1 with a 1.80 ERA. If he’s able to stay around the plate and avoid the big inning, Quintana has an outstanding chance to move to 3-0 on the year.
Opposing Quintana tonight on Chicago’s south side will be Jerome Williams. Making eight appearances in the Angels bullpen to start the year, Williams was just recently moved into the starting rotation. In his only start of 2013, the righty gave up five runs and took the loss. Hopefully, for the Sox, Williams will continue to struggle as a starter in today’s contest.
Although the South Siders are playing a slumping Los Angeles team, right now it really doesn’t matter who they are facing. The Sox are still trying to not trip over their own feet, which has been extremely hard for them to avoid this season. Despite their inconsistent play, tonight provides Chicago with yet another chance to turn their fortunes around.