It seemed, for a moment, that the Sox had figured it out when they snapped their eight game losing streak a few weeks ago. But that moment was brief, and after losing 17 of their last 21 games, the Sox now hold the worst record in baseball at 11-21.
Wednesday afternoon’s matchup against the Twins was just another example of the Sox futility in 2011. Despite a solid start from John Danks, three earned runs given up on eight hits, the Sox couldn’t seem to generate enough offense to grab the second game of the short series from the Twins.
Alex Rios hit his third home run of the season, and Paul Konerko had an RBI, but that was just about it for the Sox on the evening. Nick Blackburn pitched a solid game for Minnesota, giving up just one run on four hits in 6.2 innings, and the Twins bullpen managed to kill off any hopes of a rally.
The White Sox have an off day on Thursday, but will take to the road on Friday when they visit Seattle to play the Mariners for the first time this season. First pitch in that game will be at 9:10 P.M., CDT.