This weekend’s games against the Los Angles Angels of Anaheim have been just heartbreaking for Chicago White Sox fans, especially Saturday as even Chris Sale had one bad inning in a rare no-decision.
Sale was great through seven innings, but the eighth, not so much, as he lost a five-run lead in allowing a grand slam by Mike Trout with the Sox losing 6-5.
On Friday the “Good Guys” lost 8-4.
Maybe today the White Sox can at least avoid a sweep as they send Jose Quintana to the mound, as he’s 3-5 with a 3.31 ERA.
He’ll oppose C.J. Wilson of the Angels who is 6-5 with a 3.52 ERA.
Back to Sale for a moment, he pitched seven innings (four batters into the eighth) allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits and one walk. He struck out six Saturday, though his ERA did jump to 2.06 on the season.
Of the 115 pitches he threw on Saturday, 80 were for strikes. The loss, though, went to Jake Petricka, who allowed one earned run in one inning of relief.
In other White Sox news:
• The official White Sox web site writes about how Sale was “stunned” by Trout’s grand slam.
• The Chicago Sun-Times writes that the Sox don’t expect problems in signing Carlos Rodon, the No. 3 overall selection of the draft.
• ESPN Chicago writes about the draft and how the Sox drafted many collegiate players.