The White Sox earned another Spring Training win in Sunday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
But, that exhibition win was tempered by an outfield collision by a pair of White Sox players.
How the injury happened
According to Paul Sullivan with the Chicago Tribune, the Sox administered concussion protocol after he appeared to be a bit out of sorts. Delmonico left the game with a partially dislocated shoulder.
Manager Rick Renteria said of Delmonico’s injury:
"“Just extended it. Didn’t pop it. Didn’t do anything. Just got extended and jammed it a little bit.”"
The pair will be listed as day-to-day.
Highlights at the plate
In positive news about the game at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, several players performed well at the plate. In the 6-5 win, three Sox players hit home runs. Eloy Jimenez and Jose Abreu hit their second home runs of the season. Yoan Moncada hit his first. Abreu earned two RBIs with his dinger after Tim Anderson hit a lead-off single in the bottom of the fifth.
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The Sox finished the game with 11 hits. Several players had multiple hits, including Anderson, who went two for four with a double. However, the most notable numbers at the plate belonged to Jimenez who went two for two with a walk, a triple, and a home run. If the Sox continue with the unexpected injuries, the 21-year-old Jimenez could see time in Chicago, especially with a bat like his.
Four out of five ain’t bad
On the mound, the Sox looked good. Five men toed the slab in this game and four recorded scoreless innings. Unfortunately, one didn’t fare so well. Reynaldo Lopez got his third start of the season. After four scoreless innings, he moved his ERA down to 0.96. Robbie Ross pitched 1.2 innings and struck out two batters.
Then, Dane Dunning game in and changed the course of the game. At the time, the Sox were up 6-0 at the top of the seventh. He gave up a lead-off triple to Nick Ahmed and the game just fell apart. After the D-Backs scored five runs off of Dunning, Renteria replaced him with Chris Beck to stop the bleeding. And, Beck delivered getting the last out of the seventh and taking care of the eighth, too. Brian Clark followed him and recorded his second save of the exhibition season.