The Chicago White Sox lost the second game of their series with the Miami Marlins but one of the Marlins players simply had a special game.
The Chicago White Sox and the Miami Marlins played the second game of their three-game series on the ten year anniversary of the time that Mark Buehrle threw a perfect game. It was a moment that will live in the hearts of White Sox fans forever.
It was a little weird what would happen in the first half of this game. Caleb Smith appeared to be repeating what Mark Buehrle did ten years ago to the day halfway through the game. Smith was throwing a complete gem and he retired the first 17 batters of the game. He then had two walks in a row which ended the perfect game with the no-hitter intact. Then Jon Jay broke it up and took a little bit of steam out of Smiths game as he allowed a run but that doesn’t take away the fact that he pitched very well.
It was a bad performance by the White Sox offensively as they only had a couple of hits in the ballgame, and Dylan Covey didn’t fare well once he got through the lineup one time. He has struggled this season but it looked good early on. It was when everybody came up for the second time in the game that he began to struggle once again. Covey needs to figure it out soon or he might either be moved to the bullpen or Triple-A.
The White Sox and the Marlins will play the rubber match tonight. It will be Reynaldo Lopez looking to keep the awesome second half he promised going. He is 2-0 after the All-Star break following comments suggesting he will be better in the second half. He will face Zac Gallen of the Marlins as each guy looks to earn his team the series win.
The bottom line in this Tuesday night game is that Caleb Smith was sensational and you just have to tip your cap to him and try to be better tonight. They also need to be better as a pitching unit otherwise they won’t win many games. Hopefully, they can grab their second series win in a row tonight.