Chicago White Sox: Domination over the Chicago Cubs
The Chicago White Sox dominated the Chicago Cubs in game one of their series.
The Chicago White Sox wake up this morning after annihilating the Chicago Cubs by a final score of 10-1. It was absolute domination by the White Sox over their crosstown rivals and it felt so good. They pretty much dominated the game from the second that Luis Robert put them up 2-0 thanks to his sixth home run of the season. There was no coming back from that for the Cubs as they were done before the game even began.
The White Sox showed the world that they are coming. They might not be fully there yet and have a long way to go but they are coming. Their offense is so good and full of power. They are mostly young which makes it even more exciting. The crazy part is, Yoan Moncada is arguably their most well-rounded hitter and he was out of the lineup. It was a weird day to give him rest if you’re Rick Renteria but they ended up winning big anyway.
The home runs were a big story in this one. The White Sox were just teeing off on Jon Lester and the company. They hit a total of six home runs in the game as Robert had the previously mentioned one, Jose Abreu hit two and Danny Mendick, Yasmani Grandal, and Eloy Jimenez all had one of their own. Of course, seeing Eloy Jimenez hit one against the team that traded him before he ever took a Major League at-bat was awesome once again. He is up to nine which is tied for third in the American League (he is one off the AL lead). Thanks, Cubs!
Moncada should be back in the lineup tonight as they look to win a Saturday night game at Wrigley. They will have a much tougher test on the mound as Kyle Hendricks is feeling good and ready to go. The White Sox has dominated left-handed pitching this season so it will be fun to see them challenge a righty. Reynaldo Lopez is going to be back from injury and try to take down the Cubs. The offense would be wise to show up and try to get to Hendricks early and often. This might be a lot different than the batting practice that was Jon Lester pitching.
Dallas Keuchel was brilliant on the mound once again. He seems like a guy that doesn’t really like the Cubs that much and that makes us love him even more. The White Sox made a great decision bringing him over as he continues to shove. They need to see the pitching continue to dominate what the bats can do and they will continue to win big baseball games. This win made it six in a row and now it is time to make it seven.