For the most part, the Chicago White Sox won games that they scored a lot of runs but were unable to win close one-run games. They finally ended that trend with a huge win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night. It came in a walk-off fashion which made it the most exciting win of the young season.
The White Sox needed a win like this in the ugliest way and they finally got it thanks to some ninth-inning heroics (and luck). Not every game is going to see the White Sox hit five or six home runs so these types of games are so good for them.
The Chicago White Sox earned the most exciting win of the season on Monday night.
Dallas Keuchel was cruising right along for most of his outing before he finally ran out of gas. Evan Marshall had to relieve him of a no-out, bases-loaded jam and he only allowed the tying run on a sacrifice fly. The game remained tied at three until the White Sox won it in the bottom of the ninth.
With runners on first and second and one out, Nick Williams hit a roller to first base. Instead of stepping on first base to make it two outs with runners on third, Yu Chang tried to turn the double play but the ball hit Yasmani Grandal in the back of the head and allowed Nick Madrigal to score the game-winner.
The White Sox are an elite team that slumped to start the year. A win like this is exactly what they needed to get going. It may or may not spark something but this was very good for them. Now, the bullpen might be able to have some confidence because of their dominance without the help of Michael Kopech or Garrett Crochet.
It was also a great way for the offense to claw out four runs on a day where it was hard for them. So far, this is the signature win of April. On Tuesday, one of the premier pitching matchups that the MLB can offer is on deck with Lucas Giolito facing Shane Bieber. It should be really intense for most of the game as each team runs out their ace.