Chicago White Sox Are Off to Their Worst Start Since 2003

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Jeff Samardzija, Jose Quintana, Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox


Surprisingly, John Danks was the Chicago White Sox best starting pitcher against the Kansas City Royals to start off the 2015 regular season. That’s not saying much, though, as the overpaid, underachieving lefty allowed four runs on on seven hits in 5.1 innings of work Thursday afternoon that resulted in a 4-1 defeat.

The Royals swept the three-game series, pinning the White Sox record at 0-3, which is their worst start to a season since 2003, when Kansas City also swept them to open up the year.

Not much has gone well for the White Sox early this season. Their big offseason pitching acquisition of Jeff Samardzija didn’t look sharp on Opening Day and José Quintana didn’t do any better on Wednesday. Chicago has only scored one run in two of its first three games as well.

It is ridiculously early in the season, but some fans are already showing frustration over the 0-3 White Sox.

And of course there was the unnecessary shot to the Chicago Cubs.

The truth is there is no reason to panic at all. Back in 1983, when the White Sox finished the season with a 99-63 record, winning the AL West title, they too began the year 0-3. Even in 2003, the White Sox didn’t spiral into a losing mess after the 0-3 start. Chicago finished second in the AL Central at 86-76, four games back of the Minnesota Twins.

So, if you’re on the ledge already, take a step back. It’s only three games. Deep breaths, Sox fans, deep breaths.


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