Chicago White Sox: Pitchers duel leads to extra innings loss

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The Chicago White Sox staged a comeback, but some extra-inning fireworks allowed the New York Mets to win the game and take the series opener.

The Chicago White Sox and the New York Mets had a pitchers duel on trade deadline eve and it didn’t disappoint as far as entertainment goes. It was a game that featured New York star Noah Syndergaard facing White Sox pitcher Reynaldo Lopez. It was a game that both players played very well and gave their teams a chance to win the baseball game.

Syndergaard left the game with a 2-1 lead but the Mets bullpen would allow a run as the White Sox forced extra innings. It wouldn’t go well for the Sox in extra innings as the Mets hit back to back home runs to take a 5-2 lead in the top of the 11th and that score would hold.

There were questions on whether or not Syndergaard would even start due to the possibility of trade but he played and played well. If any contender wasn’t sure if they should trade for him, they should be sure now. He dominated the whole game and looked like he could have finished the whole game if needed.

The White Sox got Tim Anderson back in the lineup which allowed them to have a full starting lineup for the first time in a while. The problem is that in the top of the first inning, Yoan Moncada came off the field in discomfort after making a nice inning-ending play. He would be pinch hit for before he even got a chance to hit and that was the last time we saw him. He is day-to-day according to the White Sox.

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It was the type of game that you would like to see the Sox win after making a little bit of a comeback but the top of the eleventh inning ended any hope of that. They need to get back on track quickly because it hasn’t been pretty lately. Wednesday is the battle of the aces as Jacob deGrom will face Lucas Giolito. Hopefully, things start coming together sooner than later, but at least there are flashes of good play.