The Chicago White Sox win on the back of Nick Madrigal’s four-hit game.
The Chicago White Sox earned a big victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday afternoon. It was a great way to extend their winning streak to four and get back over .500 with their 5-4 record. It is nice after starting the season 1-4. The Royals are nowhere near as good as the Minnesota Twins or the Cleveland Indians but it is good to see the White Sox take care of business when they need to. Beating the teams you are supposed to beat is a big key to making the playoffs.
Nick Madrigal had his first career hit in this game. He followed that up by recording his second, third, and fourth hit. He also scored two of the White Sox nine runs and had one RBI. It was a great game for him as he broke out for the first time. This is a key piece to this team for a very long time. It is awesome to have a second baseman like this in the lineup.
The White Sox did a very good job of getting on base in this game and it wasn’t just Madrigal. They recorded 14 total hits and had six walks as a team. When they are this good offensively, there are going to be times where they leave men on base. That is going to happen naturally. They scored nine runs and still managed to leave nine men on as a team.
It was also nice to see Yasmani Grandal break out in this game. You have been able to tell that a game like this was coming by how he has played in the last few. He had three hits and three RBIs to join Madrigal in leading the team to victory. He needs to stay hot for this team to keep winning.
Dylan Cease was a question mark going into this game. He wasn’t good in his first outing but he was hoping he could bounce back in this one. He didn’t look as good as we know he can be but he did only surrender two runs. He was good at getting himself out of any jams that he was in. It was certainly a respectable outing for him that he can build on.
The White Sox are now over .500 as they head home. They are (hopefully) going to play the Milwaukee Brewers at Guaranteed Rate Field on Monday night. Carlos Rodon is looking like he is going to be on the bump for the Sox. He wasn’t good in his last start so, like Cease, he is hoping to have a bounce back. It was a good series against the Royals and they need to keep it going.