Chicago White Sox: Players shining on Player’s Weekend
The Entire Pitching Staff
We couldn’t narrow it down to which pitcher deserved to be on this list, so we just went with them all. Every White Sox pitcher, for the most part, did what they needed to do and the results showed. In the first game of the series the White Sox pitching staff only gave up one run as Ross Detwiler earned the win for the Sox. It was a great performance by him and the bullpen backed him up big time.
On Thursday, Dylan Cease served up a three-run home run in the first inning and it looked like it was going to be one of those nights. He would then go on to lock down the rangers and had a career-high nine strikeouts. He was locked in after that one mistake and the White Sox protected him and got him eight runs of support. The bullpen finished it off and the Sox looked to be cruising to a series win.
The only semi-bump in the road was the Saturday game. White Sox pitchers gave up two runs in the sixth and two runs in the seventh. They lost the game 4-0. Ivan Nova was credited with the loss but it is hard to win when you score zero runs. It wasn’t perfect by any means but it could have been worse. They made up for it on Sunday when Reynaldo Lopez and the bullpen combined to one hit the Rangers and won the game 2-0. It was a solid performance by Lopez as he had a no-hitter going before flu-like symptoms caused him to be removed from the game.
The Rangers averaged only two runs per game in the series as they had a total of eight runs in the four games. It was a solid performance all around by the pitching staff and it never even included Lucas Giolito. Hopefully, they can keep that up into 2020.