Sunday was not a fun day for the Chicago White Sox or Jose Quintana. In fact it was the complete opposite of the day before for the Good Guys, because this time the White Sox were beatdown by the Detroit Tigers, 9-1.
Saturday it was the White Sox defeating the Tigers, 12-3.
This game wasn’t pretty and there wasn’t much positive to write home about following the Sunday showdown. The White Sox regressed back to where they’ve been to start the 2015 season … unable to hit the baseball and gaining another loss in the standings.
Quintana, the starting pitcher for the White Sox Sunday, had one of those type of outings a pitcher never wants to see, but will sometimes have by allowing nine earned runs on 10 hits in just four innings on the mound. He also allowed two home runs to Yoesnis Cespedes.
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It could have been worse … Quintana could have allowed 10 earned runs, right? I joke about that because this was a very tough game to watch, and not just for the pitching of the White Sox, but the offense as well.
The White Sox hit into three double plays against Shane Greene who allowed only one White Sox run in seven innings on the mound. Greene did give up five hits, walked four and struck out three, but he did a great job of bringing the White Sox offense back to reality in the third game of this series.
Chicago’s top four of he lineup: Adam Eaton, Melky Cabrera, Jose Abreu and Adam LaRoche combined for four hits in the loss. The lone RBI came off the bat of Abreu who tripled in Cabrera in the top of the sixth inning.
Apr 19, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) receives congratulations from third base coach Dave Clark (25) after hitting a two run home run in the third inning against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Detroit scored their runs with a four-run first, one-run second and two-run innings in the third and fifth innings, totaling 12 hits. The White Sox finished with six hits. Neither team committed an error.
The only positive for this game is that we are in April and this game isn’t being played in August or September, so there is plenty of time to recover from this outing for not only Quintana, but the offense as well.