White Sox veteran has a great game in Spring Training action as he appears to be ready for the start of the upcoming season that is closely approaching.
Jose Abreu appears to be ready for the White Sox to start the season. Abreu had a multi-home run game on Tuesday night against the Cincinnati Reds in Goodyear, Ariz. in the Sox 6-5 loss to the Reds.
Despite the loss for the White Sox, Abreu hit his third and fourth home runs of the Spring on Tuesday night. Abreu had three RBIs on the night as his first home run of the evening against the Reds was a solo shot in the third inning to extend the Sox lead to 2-0.
In the fifth inning, Abreu would hit a two-run home run to push the Sox lead to 4-0. Abreu is currently hitting .333 with a .993 OPS during Spring Training in 45 at-bats. If he can carry his positive momentum from this Spring into the regular season, it will bode well for the Sox offense.
Reynaldo Lopez was on the mound for the White Sox on Tuesday and although he had a 4-0 cushion, he would allow the Reds to cut their deficit in the bottom of the fifth inning when Yasiel Puig hit a two-run single to center field. Lopez pitched 6.1 innings for the Sox and allowed three earned runs along with three walks and recorded two strikeouts.
For Lopez, his outing was going well until the fifth inning. He would leave at the top of the seventh inning with Nick Senzel on second base after he hit a double with one out. Senzel would later score on a single hit by Matt Kemp.
The Sox had a one-run lead entering the bottom of the ninth as Luis Gonzalez had scored at the top of the inning on a fielding error by Joey Votto to put them ahead 5-4. However, the Sox couldn’t hold the lead as Stuart Fairchild scored after being hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
Dylan Covey would later throw a wild pitch that scored Leandro Santana and won the ballgame for the Reds. The Sox will face the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday afternoon at Camelback Ranch. Ervin Santana will make his first start of Spring Training for the Sox.