The White Sox lost to the Texas Rangers after a 42-pitch inning from Dylan Covey that resulted in seven runs scored.
And, after the White Sox yanked Covey from the mound, the relief pitchers did what they could to stop the bleeding.
But, the by the third inning the damage was done and the Rangers went to win by a score of 11-3. The loss went to Covey.
Too much trouble for Covey
There wasn’t much good news in this game. Covey looked good in the first inning as he saw only the minimum number of batters.
Then, the second inning started. Roughned Odor homered off of the first pitch and the rest was history. After a defensive error by Yoan Moncada and a walk to Joey Gallo, Robinson Chirinos homered. Nomar Mazaro homered a few batters later. By the time the inning was over, the Rangers had batted around and Covey through more than 40 pitches.
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Rick Renteria let Covey back out for the third inning. He gave up another home run, this time to Joey Gallo. After a fly out and walk, Renteria finally pulled the trigger and let the pen get to work. Sadly, the Rangers bats were just on fire as Shin-Soo Choo barreled up Chris Volstad‘s first pitch and went yard. Volstad then calmed down and got the next two outs. The Rangers scored 10 runs combined in the second and third innings.
Support from the pen
Fortunately, the Sox pen did its job and only gave up one more run in the second half of the game. It was also credited to Volstad who gave up a double to Mazara who made it to third and then scored on an error from Charlie Tilson.
Offensively, the Sox were quiet. Yovani Gallardo pitched 7.1 innings and gave up four hits and three runs. Yoan Moncada, Jose Abreu, and Avisail Garcia each earned an RBI. Charlie Tilson, Adam Engel, and Garcia scored runs. Kevan Smith recorded the fourth hit, but never crossed home plate. Garcia earned two hits on the night and is quickly making up for his time on the DL.
Overall, it wasn’t much of a game and Covey was incredibly disappointing. The Sox face the Rangers Saturday at 8:05 in what should be an entertaining and competitive game. Carlos Rodon and Bartolo Colon toe the rubber for the two teams.