The Chicago White Sox took two of three games from the Cleveland Indians and that devastates their chances at making it to the playoffs.
The Chicago White Sox have beat the Cleveland Indians by a final score of 8-0 on Thursday night. It was a very fun series as White Sox fans as they took two of three from them and made them need a weekend miracle to make the playoffs. They need to sweep their upcoming weekend series against the playoff-bound Washington Nationals to even have a chance at the playoffs now and the White Sox had a lot to do with that.
The White Sox got help from Daniel Palka in the series finale win, as he hit two home runs in this one to help lift the White Sox to victory. He has had a terrible year this year after there were some pretty decent expectations for him going in. He led the Sox with 27 home runs in 2018 but these two home runs tonight were his first two of the season. He went over a calendar year without hitting one but the slump might finally be over. If he is given a chance next year and flourishes, the patience the team showed with him could really pay off.
Tim Anderson came out of the series holding onto the Major League lead in batting average, with three games between him and the Detroit Tigers stand in the way of a batting title. This is very exciting times as all of these great things are starting to come together right before our eyes. The fact that they have a guy (Eloy Jimenez) in the rookie of the year competition and a potential RBI title in Jose Abreu‘s case to complement Anderson’s performance is astonishing and that doesn’t even take Yoan Moncada‘s MVP caliber season into consideration.
All of these guys are going to be with the long haul and how they played in the Cleveland series is only the beginning. They now only have three games left with the Detroit Tigers and they can really end the season on a strong note. It is up to them to make sure that they head into 2020 on a hot streak and there is no better team to be playing to end the season.