White Sox: Five Takeaways from Series Against Tigers
Tim Anderson Had a Poor Series
The rookie shortstop went 0-for-9 during the series, although he had a hit taken away on Wednesday thanks to a spectacular play by Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias. To make matters worse for the rookie, Anderson had to leave the game on Thursday after getting hit in the left hand by a pitch thrown from Tigers starter Jordan Zimmerman.
The injury doesn’t look too serious as the team announced he had a bruised hand. This is good news for White Sox fans as they’ve endured enough suffering with rookies getting injured this season. Charlie Tilson who was acquired from the Cardinals on Sunday for relief pitcher Zach Duke, tore his left hamstring on Monday after attempting to catch a flyball. Tilson will miss the remainder of the season and became the fourth White Sox player to get inured this season in their debut game.
With Anderson’s departure on Thursday, the White Sox counted on Tyler Saladino at shortstop and inserted Carlos Sanchez into Anderson’s lineup in the batting order. Sanchez played second base for the remainder of the game and went hitless at the plate. Saladino did make a nice play to nab Nick Castellanos at home in the first inning on a J.D. Martinez double.