Although the White Sox have lost more than they've won so far in 2013, most of the games they've dropped have been awfully close. Unfortunately, that was not the case on Saturday night against Tampa Bay, who defeated the Sox 10-4.
The game got off to a bad start quickly, as Ben Zobrist homered home Matt Joyce, who Sox' starter Gavin Floyd had walked, in the top of the first inning.
Although Floyd did cool down after that, he was pulled in the third inning after expressing discomfort on the mound. The injury was later diagnosed as a strained flexor in his right elbow, an injury that put him on the disabled list briefly in 2012.
Most are expecting that Floyd will indeed land on the 15-day DL once again, as the injuries continue to pile up. If that's the case, we will take an in-depth look at exactly what it means for the team going forward.
So with Floyd leaving early in the game, it was up to the bullpen to give the offense a shot to get the team another win. Unfortunately, they too struggled mightily, as you can see with the final pitching lines …
The offense wasn't anemic Saturday night, but it certainly wasn't as potent as Tampa's.
Rays' starter Matt Moore did a great job taming the Sox, as he improves to 5-0 with a 1.13 ERA so far on the young season. Obviously, getting beaten by him is nothing the team should hang their heads to.
However, Adam Dunn did hit his fifth home run of the season as he continues to look better at the plate, which is instrumental to the team's offense going forward.
Alexei Ramirez and Conor Gillaspie each went 2-for-4 with an RBI, as they continue to be some of the most consistent pieces to the team's lineup.