Since throwing a perfect game in Seattle on April 21st, Chicago White Sox starter Philip Humber has struggled quite a bit -- his ERA is north of seven. Sunday's start against Houston was the fifth time since the perfect game that he has allowed at least five earned runs in an outing. A big part of the problem has been his susceptibility to home runs; the three that Houston hit Sunday make 10 against Humber over his last nine starts.
The struggles have manager Robin Ventura talking about a possible move to the bullpen for Humber:
Humber will keep pitching, Ventura said, "whether that's starting or the bullpen, I don't know. But it has to get better."