The Chicago White Sox were not a playoff team despite taking major steps in 2019, but there is one stat involving the World Series to be proud of.
The Chicago White Sox are a part of a statistic that is amazingly peculiar for Houston Astros superstar pitcher Gerrit Cole. He is getting ready to start game one of the World Series tonight, and that makes it even more amazing. The Chicago White Sox were the last team to defeat Gerrit Cole. He has either been handed a win or a no-decision in every game since the Chicago White Sox gave him a loss back on May 22, 2019.
Cole went 20-5 on the season, but the White Sox beating him gave him his 5th loss of the season and a record of 4-5. It was the last time Cole was under .500 as a starter and he would then go on to pick up 16 more wins and then a few in the playoffs to find himself in the playoffs. It is pretty cool that the White Sox were able to string together some hits and get to Cole in the game. He gave up 7 hits, 6 earned runs and had seven strikeouts and one walk in five innings of play.
The White Sox won the game by a final score of 9-4 to move their record up to 22-26 and that began a little bit of a stretch where they played really well. The first half of the season was great for them with all things considered and they definitely built on defeating Cole. Obviously, Cole was great from that point on and is getting ready to take the ball in game one of the biggest series in his life, and it is really cool to see.
A lot of White Sox fans want them to go after Cole in the offseason as it is really looking like he will be a familiar face in a new place. If he were to join the current White Sox that would be amazing for a lot of reasons, but the biggest being the ace of the staff. He would be the anchor and go-to guy for a long time if they were able to get his services. This upcoming series is a big moment for Cole and we wish him luck.