For at least one night the Chicago White Sox looked like the team they should be when they defeated the Detroit Tigers, 5-2, snapping a five game skid and giving the “Good Guys” their ninth win of the season.
Since the White Sox wore the 80s throwback uniforms and won, maybe they should continue the trend Wednesday evening against Alfredo Simon and the Tigers.
The best part from the win was the pitching of Jeff Samardzija. In his previous outing he had the worst game of his season, but in start No. 6 the right-handed hurler went seven strong, allowing two earned runs on seven hits and one walk. Great numbers, especially compared to his previous start against the Baltimore Orioles.
Samardzija also struck out seven and moved his overall record to 2-2, as his ERA stands at 4.38 on the season. Of Samardzija’s two wins this season the other was against the Cleveland Indians on April 22.
Even the bullpen of the White Sox pitched well against the first-place Tigers with Zach Duke having a perfect eighth inning, and David Robertson finally got the chance to have a save opportunity and pitching a perfect ninth to seal the win.
In the nine wins by the White Sox, Robertson has four saves.
The White Sox batters had six hits in the win, with Conor Gillaspie being the standout with a bases clearing triple that put the White Sox out front for good. He was 2-for-3 with two RBIs on the night. Adam Eaton hit a double in the win.
Maybe Tuesday night was a start to something bigger, but now it will be time for the White Sox to show some consistency. Maybe they can show the ability to string together a few more consecutive wins if they want to start competing within the division in the top of the standings.
Chicago enters Wednesday game vs. the Tigers 6.5 games back of the AL Central leading Kansas City Royals.