Chicago White Sox: Splitting the double header is okay
The Chicago White Sox split their Tuesday doubleheader with the Detroit Tigers and it is okay based on the details of the situation for both teams.
The Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers had a doubleheader on Tuesday and it went about as according to plan as you would have expected, The White Sox won the first game 5-3 while losing the second game 10-6. Dylan Cease and Daniel Norris both got starts in game one and it was the game you’d expect. Cease got the better of him and earned his second career victory.
The second game saw the White Sox purchased the contract of Hector Santiago so he could get the start and he went against Detroit’s Drew VerHagen. You would expect a lot of offense in this game and that is exactly what happened. 16 total runs between the two teams led to the Tigers winning the game 10-6. The White Sox showed resiliency throughout but couldn’t get the game tied in the end and lost.
The Tigers are the worst team in Major League Baseball but you can’t win every single game against anyone. Especially if you are the White Sox who are nowhere near a contender right now. They have one more game in this series vs Detroit to try and take the series. They have the worst record in baseball so it would be great for the White Sox confidence to take three of four from them.
Different guys throughout the lineup had good games at different parts of the doubleheader. Jose Abreu‘s big day at the plate led the White Sox in the first game as he went 3 for 4 and had 3 RBIs. Eloy Jimenez had three hits in the second game and had a lot to do with the White Sox being in the game at all. The White Sox need different guys to step up and play well in order to win.
Today’s game will feature Ivan Nova on the mound for the White Sox and Tyler Alexander will go for the Tigers. Nova has been hot and cold so hopefully, he pitches at his best and allows the White Sox to have a good game and take the series.