Chicago White Sox: Finally end slump with win in Tampa Bay
The Chicago White Sox finally ended their losing streak with a win against the Tampa Bay Rays! It was a great showing and the streak is finally over.
The Chicago White Sox were in an ugly 0-7 slump following the All-Star Break. They needed a win in the worst way. They weren’t given an easy task because they had to go to play the Tampa Bay Rays and the Rays are better than both the Oakland A’s and the Kansas City Royals. It was looking bleak going into the game.
The good news is that the White Sox jumped on the Rays early and never looked back. They won the game 9-2. The offense did what it is capable of doing and it was led by Leury Garcia and Yoan Moncada who had four and three hits respectively. It was a fantastic performance by them and they are officially out of the slump as an offense.
Reynaldo Lopez got the start and he is looking like the pitcher that he was last year. He had his second quality start following the break and has lived up to his promise so far that he will be better once he comes back from the break. He had 7 IP with a line of 2 ER, 6 H, 8 Ks, and 1 BB and the win. It was a great start and hopefully, he can keep this up.
It is a little strange that the White Sox play up to their competition. The White Sox have a chance to win the series on both Saturday and Sunday and if they do, it will continue their trend of defeating good teams that should be in the playoffs. They are going to need more nights like tonight when they had both good hitting and good pitching. That is what it takes to win baseball games.
The White Sox and Rays are back at it on Saturday night and the Sox need to put this win behind them just as much as they do when they lose. This win is history and has nothing to do with their game tomorrow. Take the energy from ending the losing streak and start a winning streak!