After an impressive home stand , where the White Sox went on to win seven in a row, the Sox get swept by the Detroit Tigers. It seems like Ozzie Guillen gets all the credit for the Sox winning seven in a row after his outburst on June first.
It was well timed because the next seven starting pitchers that the White Sox faced, only two had below a 4.00 ERA. The White Sox went on to score 40 runs in those seven games, but as soon as they went on the road to meet the rival Tigers, the bats once again went cold.
They only scored six runs in the three game series, where the ice cold Tigers went on to sweep the division leading Chi Sox. They scored two runs in the last two games, games that Verlander and Rogers pitched for the Tigers.
Both pitchers have had a rough 2008 campaign, especially Verlander, who has lost speed on his fastball that helped him throw a no-hitter back in the 2007 season.
The White Sox go back home to wonderful U.S. Cellular Field where they will be taking on the Colorado Rockies, who are tied for the lowest amount of wins in the National League. They are 19th in the Major Leagues in hitting and are 27th in the Majors in pitching. So look for the White Sox bats to heat up but not for long.