White Sox: Dylan Covey Allows Eight Runs in Loss to Yankees
By Matt Manetti
Dylan Covey couldn’t carry over the momentum from his first-career start. The White Sox righty allowed eight runs over five innings in a 9-1 loss to the Yankees.
Dylan Covey didn’t have it Wednesday against the Yankees. The right hander was tagged for eight runs after an impressive debut against Minnesota. He lasted just five innings, allowing 10 hits and three home runs. The Chicago White Sox fell 9-1.
The lone run for the White Sox came on an RBI double from Jose Abreu. The slugging first baseman was the bright spot for the team, going 3-for-4. Masahiro Tanaka effectively shutdown the offense, allowing one run on six hits.
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The lack of run support once again reared its ugly head for the White Sox. Not like it mattered much but this team has to be able to score more than a run. Especially against a pitcher like Tanaka. It’s not like he is a premiere pitcher. But even with a better performance from Covey, you aren’t going to win many games scoring just one run.
The offense has been very streaky. At times they give their pitcher lots of support but other times they struggle. They need to somehow figure out how to strike that medium, where they are always going to be effective. It is fair to note Matt Davidson, who is probably the second hottest hitter on this team behind Avisail Garcia, was given the day off. Abreu played first while Cody Asche served as the designated hitter.
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The White Sox will enjoy a day off before returning home to Guaranteed Rate Field for a three-game series with Cleveland. Jose Quintana (0-3, 6.75 ERA) will look for his first win of 2017, as he squares off against Corey Kluber (1-1, 6.38 ERA). Neither one of these guys have been their usual selves, so it’ll be interesting to see how that game plays out.