White Sox Road Ahead: Bullpen must improve

White Sox Road Ahead: Bullpen must improve
August 3, 2014, 8:45 pm
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The White Sox bats have come alive as of late, but their bullpen still remains a concern. Fortunately for the South Siders, they still remain just six games out of an American League Wild Card spot. The White Sox will welcome a struggling Texas Rangers team into town before traveling to Seattle for a four-game stint with the Mariners. CSN's Chuck Garfien and Bill Melton discuss the upcoming matchups in the White Sox Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Honda Dealers.

Jose Abreu and the White Sox offense has been on fire as of late, having registered 39 runs in their last six games. Abreu extended his hitting streak to 21 games on Friday, which makes him the second rookie in the last 65 years to record multiple 18-game hitting streaks in the same season.

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But the White Sox bullpen had a rough week, and was a key reason the South Siders only went 3-3 last week and didn't take full advantage of an offense that averaged 6.5 runs in those games.

Fortunately for the Sox, they'll square off for three games against a Texas Rangers team whose bullpen is statistically worse than Chicago's. But they'll need to fix it quickly when the White Sox travel to Seattle for a four-game series with the Mariners, whose bullpen owns the best ERA in baseball.

Catch the entire Road Ahead above as Garfien and Melton breakdown the White Sox next two opponents.