Following the latest White Sox debacle, an embarrassing 6-3 loss to the woeful Cubs, the South Siders are now 13-21 against sub-.500 teams this season.
Here's the sad tale of the tape:
vs. Baltimore: 1-3
vs. Cubs: 0-1
vs. Kansas City: 1-1
vs. L.A. Angels: 2-4
vs. L.A. Dodgers: 2-1
vs. Minnesota: 0-4
vs. Oakland: 6-4
vs. Toronto: 1-3
When you can't beat bad teams, you are a bad team. It's really that simple.
I was surprised Sun-Times columnist Joe Cowley called this week's Sox homestand against the Cubs and Washington Nationals a "bye week."
I agree with Cowley's point that the Cubs have nothing left to look forward to this season other than this crosstown series. The Cubs are as done as done can be for 2011. But I've been watching the Sox on a day-to-day basis for much too long to ever believe games against losing teams are automatic wins. Not with this group of players. The Sox clearly aren't as talented as we all thought they were at the start of the season.
Among all statistics, the won-loss record lies the least.