White Sox: Win the three-game series in Boston against tough team
The White Sox are no longer the worst team in baseball and the series win in Boston at Fenway Park proves it.
The White Sox won two of the three games against the Red Sox, who just happen to have the most wins in the tough AL East.
This all happened despite the Red Sox throwing their best pitchers. The Red Sox lost with Chris Sale on the mound on Friday evening. And, they lost with Rick Porcello on the mound Sunday afternoon. The Red Sox did get the win with David Price pitching on Saturday.
Tough Chicago pitchers
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The winning Chicago pitchers included Reynaldo Lopez, who has been the picture of consistency, and Dylan Covey, who hasn’t even pitched 100 innings in the MLB.
So, in the first 10 days of June, the Pale Hose have won two series against tough teams and split their third series. They took two of the three against the Brewers. And, two of three against the Red Sox. They split the four-game series with the Twins. This puts the White Sox at a .600 winning percentage in June.
Why baseball is is good
These past ten games show why baseball is the best sport ever.
Because anyone can win, at any time. And, records can change quickly. Granted, it might not be time to get overly excited about the White Sox. But, there hasn’t been much to celebrate this season, so a 6-4 win-loss record in first ten days is worth a little cheer!
Here’s a little video to celebrate the Sox scoring their first run on Sunday against the Red Sox:
Lots of offense on Sunday
Several White Sox players contributed to the wins. Jose Abreu‘s double off the Green Monster gave Yolmer Sanchez plenty of time to score on Sunday. Abreu also crossed home plate twice himself off of a timely Tim Anderson walk and a Daniel Palka double. The White Sox scored five runs on Sunday off of what is considered some of the best pitching in the American League.
Interestingly, no White Sox scored any runs off of home runs. This is not the case for the Red Sox who scored two on Saturday. It is notable that the White Sox pitching held the dominating Red Sox offense to only two home runs in one series.
Joakim Soria earned two saves against the Red Sox, one on Friday and the other Sunday afternoon.
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It is clear that the White Sox are turning a corner. The pitching and hitting appear to be meshing as the wins are increasing.