Chicago White Sox: Amazing 9th inning effort comes up short

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The Chicago White Sox had an amazing effort in the ninth inning and came up just one run short of an incredible comeback for the team.

The Chicago White Sox were defeated by the Los Angeles Angels by a final score of 8-7. It was one of the more entertaining finishes to a game that the White Sox lost all year. They needed an incredible comeback to have the score be this close, but it showed exactly what this team could be if it were to play like that every night.

Mike Trout and company had a field day on Reynaldo Lopez. Lopez has been awesome in the second half of the season but he didn’t have his stuff last night. Trout had a great time with White Sox pitching as he had four hits, a walk, and four runs scored. The best player on planet earth, and maybe the best player ever, was simply sensational and we have to tip our cap.

White Sox slugger Jose Abreu didn’t have a terrible night either, as he had two home runs of his own and got the White Sox on the board. His two home runs were responsible for the White Sox first three runs of the game and made it possible for them to attempt a major comeback.

They were down 8-3 headed into the top of the ninth inning and it looked like this game wasn’t in reach. Then they began a really intriguing rally in the inning. They scored four runs thanks to some timely hitting a home run by Welington Castillo. They scored four runs in the inning and that got them within one run. It would come up just one short and the 8-7 score would hold.

It was a good sight to see as the White Sox almost came all the way back to win the game. It is right in line with how good they were headed into this game. Including their series win against the Houston Astros, they were playing really well against some good teams in the recent weeks. It would have been nice to see them win this one, but it just wasn’t meant to be.

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The White Sox and Angels are right back at it with another late one for local viewers. A 9:05 start for those in Chicago trying to watch the game. White Sox ace Lucas Giolito will get the start against Angels pitcher Patrick Sandoval. It is going to be a chance for the White Sox to get back on track against a team that can beat anyone on any given night. Hopefully, the White Sox use Thursday’s ninth inning’s momentum and carry it into Friday.