The Chicago White Sox are trailing 5-3 to the St. Louis Cardinals after six innings on Thursday night after another uneven outing from starter Gavin Floyd. This is just the latest example of Floyd's struggles this season, which have once again put the onus on the offense to pull off a comeback.
Over 4.2 innings, Floyd allowed eight hits and four walks, ultimately giving up five runs before being pulled by Robin Ventura. Chicago's issues with hitting the Cardinals' pitching continued early, but Adam Dunn broke through with a three-run homer in the sixth inning.
Other than Dunn's three-run homer, there hasn't been much offense so far for Chicago one day after being shut out completely. Luckily, they're still down just two runs at this point, easily within striking distance for a late-game rally. After tonight's outing, Floyd's ERA sits at 5.63 on the season.