The feeling in the White Sox clubhouse is of confidence the offense can’t continue to slump like this forever.
Jose Abreu shares the same opinion.
But the slugger wants to see the White Sox offense, which has scored two runs or fewer in seven of 13 games, start to get going. The White Sox offense is second to last in the American League with 44 runs and their 3.38 runs per game average is tied for third worst. Their .671 OPS ranks 10th among the 15 teams.
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“We have to make some changes probably in the way we are approaching the game,” Abreu said through an interpreter. “We have to be more a unit, like a team, the players, the coaches, everybody. Because we need to start playing well --- better.”
The White Sox offense showed signs of life in the eighth inning on Tuesday night, the second straight game in which it began to stir late. Adam Eaton said Monday that he and Gordon Beckham spoke and believe the team needs to try and discover that sense of urgency earlier in the contest. Abreu agrees.
“We have to start the game with that mentality and that fierceness to try to create opportunities, and not just wait until the ninth inning to see what happens,” Abreu said.
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Still, the confidence is there.
“I’m not disappointed,” Abreu said. “I have every confidence in this team. We still have over 100 games left, we just have to keep working. Maybe at some point have a meeting and think about what we have been doing or what we need to be executing. But no, I think that we are OK. I hope so. I am very confident that we will be OK at the end of the season.”