Mired in a month-long slump, the White Sox won’t see their offensive stats this season dip Thursday despite having an off day.
“Normally when your team’s not playing, their offensive totals don’t grow like they would on a day when you are playing,” said hitting coach Greg Walker whose team is batting a near AL-worst .236. “But with the way we’re swinging the bat, our numbers are going to pretty much stay the same even though today is a travel day.”
The Sox just wrapped up a six-game homestand where they won only once, scored two or fewer runs three times and were no-hit by the Twins Tuesday night. They have lost seven of their last eight and are now a league-worst 10 games below .500 and 10.5 games behind the shockingly white-hot Cleveland Indians.
“Off days are usually a great time to rest up and get ready for your next opponent,” said Walker. “In fact, with the way we’ve been playing, I’m kind of thinking our guys should take an off day for the next 10 months and just get back at it for Spring Training 2012.”