John Danks is the only bright spot coming out of a White Sox rotation expected to be second or third in all of baseball.
Danks is 3-0 with a 1.55 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP with 26 strikeouts and six walks.
Danks has, however, given up 19 hits in 29 innings, which means he's been a bit lucky on balls put in play, with a .224 BABIP. A couple bad bounces and his ERA could be over 3.00.
Mark Buehrle has a 2-3 record with a 4.68 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP with just 13 strikeouts and nine walks. Buehrle has given up 33 hits in 32.2 innings pitched.
Buehrle lives and dies by the groundout, and the bounces simply aren't going his way.
Last year Gavin Floyd led the league in stranded runners. A fine stat, but not exactly promising. This year, he isn't stranding them.
Floyd is 1-2 with an 6.49 ERA and 1.67 WHIP in five starts. He has struck out 23, walked 12 and given up 32 hits in 26.1 innings pitched.
Freddy Garcia joins the ugly crowd...not for his sweaty look, but rather his 5.82 ERA and his 1.39 WHIP to go along with his 10 walks and 13 hits in 17 innings of work.
There really is nothing a team can do if their starting pitching is simply not getting the job done. With an offense like the White Sox have, playing down five runs to start a game is just not going to work.