After winning 93 games in 2021 and running away with the American League Central division, the Chicago White Sox have not been so lucky in 2022.
Injuries to key players have certainly played a role in their decline, but they’re struggling to compete with the Minnesota Twins and the Cleveland Guardians, the two teams that they’re currently chasing down.
They find themselves at 62-60, three games back in the AL Central and four back in the Wild Card race.
And in the month of August, the South Siders have posted a sad mark, having hit just six home runs since August 10.
Albert Pujols alone has hit more than the White Sox have in a 12-day period, having gone deep seven times.
Home runs since August 10:
ALBERT PUJOLS: 7
White Sox: 6
Red Sox: 5 pic.twitter.com/3Dq1Sn1UKD
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) August 23, 2022
White Sox Power Outage
Of course, the White Sox are not alone in this, as the Boston Red Sox have only hit five homers since August 10.
But Boston is all but out of contention.
For the White Sox, who are still in contention, this is embarrassing.
The offense has been somewhat quiet since August 10, and the fact that one player alone has hit more home runs than them as a team in that span shows that there are some deficiencies in the White Sox lineup.
Perhaps they could’ve used Pujols this year, but there was never any indication that they were in on him.
It also goes to show how hot Pujols has been lately.
Mostly though, the White Sox have just posted a sad mark this month, having been out-homered as a team by just one player.
And while that player is a future Hall-of-Famer, you’re going to need more than that if you’re the White Sox.
We’ll see if they can start hitting some more soon.