The Chicago White Sox made history en route to a big win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Chicago White Sox haven’t fared well with doubleheaders this season. They are 0-4 in games on either side of said doubleheaders. After the debacle that was Saturday, they knew they needed a better effort and more importantly a win on Sunday. At 10-11 going into the game, the way they were playing was unacceptable. It isn’t all about wins and losses with this team but it was clear that their record was reflecting their effort level.
Well, the team came out to play in this Sunday afternoon game. The St. Louis Cardinals weren’t ready for the White Sox to make a little bit of history in this one. For the second time in franchise history, the White Sox hit four straight home runs. Yoan Moncada, Yasmani Grandal, Jose Abreu, and Eloy Jimenez were the quad that made history and led to the big 7-2 victory.
As mentioned before, it was only the second time the Chicago White Sox ever had that happen. On August 14th, 2008, Jim Thome, Paul Konerko, Alexei Ramirez, and Juan Uribe went back to back to back to back. Almost 12 years exactly (2 days shy), the White Sox did it again. It was only the tenth time in MLB history that it happened. It is pretty cool when you see something that doesn’t even happen once a decade on average. The Washinton Nationals are the only other team to do it twice.
Every home run hit in this sequence had an exit velocity of 100 or higher so that tells you that the balls were hit very hard. The offense is supposed to be the strength of this team so on days that it is, it is surely fun to watch. Hopefully, this is a spark for all four of those guys to keep it going.
Dallas Keuchel had himself another fine start in this one. He went 5.2 innings and allowed just two earned runs with one strikeout and two walks to earn his third victory of the season. Jimmy Cordero, Matt Foster, and Ross Detwiler took care of the rest of the game to close out a much-needed victory for the Sox. Now, the White Sox have the Detroit Tigers coming in for four so they really need to gain some steam here. This is a huge series coming up here.