Chicago White Sox Battle Upset of Losing Streak

The Chicago White Sox’s Rocky Beginning Resembles Recent World Series Winner’s Path

The Chicago White Sox started the 2024 season with a four-game losing streak but turned things around with a win against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. This victory allowed Chicago to compare itself to the Braves’ performance in 2021, which led to a World Series win for Atlanta. Through five games, the White Sox have 28 hits, 11 walks, six home runs, and a .329 slugging percentage at the plate, while their pitchers have allowed 11 walks, mirroring the Braves’ stats from the previous year.

The Braves have been dominant in recent years, winning the NL East six seasons in a row. In contrast, the White Sox have only won the AL Central once in the last 15 years, back in 2021. While the Tuesday win was a positive sign, there are still 157 regular-season games left, and Chicago currently sits at the bottom of the AL Central with a slim chance of making the postseason according to FanGraphs. Had they lost their last game, they would have dropped to a 0-5 record, a position no World Series champion has ever started from.

Despite history showing that teams like Atlanta can turn things around and make it all the way to a championship title, most White Sox fans may be content with just having a winning record this year. However, as Fastball on FanNation keeps fans updated on all latest news and developments in baseball world.

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