Dog Gone Good Luck for White Sox As They Snap Losing Streak
White Sox snap losing streak with win over Seattle during dog day at Guaranteed Rate Field on Monday night.
13,614 fans witnessed the first White Sox win in seven games on Monday as the team ended their losing streak beating the Mariners 10-4.
In the first inning alone the White Sox scored five runs. The Mariners didn’t score until the fifth inning when Mike Zunino homered to left allowing Mitch Haniger to score.
The first inning was a good one for the White Sox, but the second was not. Avisail Garcia strained his right hamstring while running to first during the second inning. Garica was assisted off the field by head athletic trainer, Herm Schneider, and assistant athletic trainer, Brian Ball. He has been placed on the 10-day disabled list.
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Manager Rick Renteria doesn’t see the strain as a problem, he told MLB.com:
"“Looking at it, it’s considered mild to moderate. So depending on how quickly he’s able to heal and the exercises they do to put him back on track, we’re hoping it’s not a long, extended DL stint.”"
Garcia wasn’t the only one who had a rough game; Mariners pitcher, Mike Leake took the loss and didn’t last five innings on the bump. Leake allowed eight runs and 12 hits in 3 1/3 innings, raising his ERA from 4.50 to 6.59. Wade LeBlanc replaced Leake in the bottom of the fifth inning.
If you caught a glimpse of yesterday’s game, you probably saw some dogs in the stands because yesterday at Guaranteed Rate Fields was “Dog Day.”
530 dogs were in attendance for the promotion that originated in Chicago. According to Mop-Up Duty, the White Sox started the bring-your-dog-to-the-ballpark-day in August, 1996, when the team held a promotion called the “Dog Days of Summer,” which allowed fans to bring their beloved pets and sit in the bleachers of Comiskey Park.
The promotional event quickly sells out in advance of the season andMondaywas no exception. If you missed yesterday’s game, don’t worry, you still have another chance to bring your four legged friend to a game. The next “Dog Day” will be on Monday, September 24 vs. the Cleveland Indians.
Perhaps it was the dogs that brought the White Sox luck on Monday because Chicago had not totaled seven hits in six of their previous 11 games. Every White Sox player in the game had a hit, including pinch hitter, Trayce Thomson.
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Let’s hope this stroke of luck continues as the White Sox finish out their three game series against the Mariners on Tuesday and Wednesday before they face the Kansas City Royals for a day-night doubleheader on Saturday, with the makeup contest scheduled for 1:15 p.m.