Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14
First-year White Sox manager Robin Ventura has shown a great deal of patience in his younger players. He allowed Gordon Beckham, Dayan Viciedo and Brent Morel to each work through their problems at the plate earlier this year, with Beckham and Viciedo doing so. Morel was fighting through a back issue and eventually went on the disabled list, so the jury is still out. Now it's Philip Humber's turn to test Ventura's patience. With the loss Sunday against Houston, Humber is 1-4 with a 7.50 ERA in his nine starts since throwing a perfect game on April 21. Even worse, he is 0-7 with a 5.92 ERA in his last 14 starts at U.S. Cellular Field, and he hasn't won at home since June 12. 2011. Ventura hinted that Humber needs to turn things around or he will be headed for a bullpen demotion, but the manager will give the right-hander at least one more chance to do so. "He has to (keep pitching)," Ventura said. "It's hard to work your way out of it if you don't pitch. Whether that's star...
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