The Chicago White Sox found a way to win a baseball game that they didn’t have their best.
The Chicago White Sox are one good baseball team. There are a lot of traits that make up a good baseball team but one important one is the ability to win games that you probably don’t deserve to. That is what happened for the White Sox in Friday night’s win over the Detroit Tigers. Their magic number is now down to nine which is the big story out of the game but things weren’t looking good early in the ballgame.
Casey Mize was having himself a brilliant game for the Detroit Tigers. He actually had us thinking he was going to throw a no-hitter there for a minute before the White Sox finally broke through. He showed exactly why he is one of the top pitching prospects in the world. He is going to be tough to deal with for the next decade or more.
Lucas Giolito had his good stuff early in the ball game. There was one inning later in his start where he started to lose command of his pitches. It led to the Tigers taking a three-run lead in the baseball game. He found himself over 100 pitches a lot earlier than he is used to but it happens sometimes. It wasn’t helping that his offense went dry.
Luckily, the Tigers didn’t have the lead for very long. The half-inning after the Tigers went up 3-0, the White Sox put up four big ones. They scored one before Eloy Jimenez hit a three-run home run to put the Sox ahead 4-3. It was a huge way to win a baseball game that they probably didn’t play as well as they are capable of.
The Cleveland Indians were defeated by the Minnesota Twins on the same night so it is good that the Sox were able to pull out this win against the Tigers. They have two more against them before a huge four-game showdown with the Twins. Reynaldo Lopez is going to go tonight against Michael Fulmer. Hopefully, Lopez is able to find some of the good stuff and get support from his offense.