Chicago White Sox: Opener at Fenway Park ends poorly
The Chicago White Sox needs to get things together. They were defeated by the Boston Red Sox on Saturday after having their Friday night game canceled. Dylan Cease was on the mound and he did okay but the bullpen didn’t do him any favors. The offense didn’t do what they needed to do either which led to them losing by a final score of 7-4. It is still early but they need to get things figured out and fast.
The Chicago White Sox lost their first game against the Boston Red Sox this season.
The game got off to a really nice start as the Sox got off to a 2-0 lead. They held that lead for a few innings before allowing the Red Sox to tie it. While the White Sox had that 2-0 lead, Yoan Moncada hit a 407 shot to centerfield with the bases loaded but the dimensions of Fenway Park allowed the Red Sox to get out of it unscathed. That baseball would have been out in pretty much every MLB park.
The White Sox now saw Dylan Cease go 4.2 innings for the third start in a row. He wasn’t bad but he needs to figure out how to go longer in games. The bullpen is going to falter from time to time but games like this from Cease need to start getting a little bit longer.
One player that looked like he might be turning the corner is Luis Robert. He had two hits in the ballgame and now is up to a .286 batting average. He is one of the key players in the organization so getting him going is especially important.
This wasn’t the way that the White Sox were hoping that their road trip would start but it is what it is. They need to get things going quickly. There is a lot of games left so no one is worried but you never want them to doubt themselves.
Now they have a doubleheader to play today. There are going to be two seven-inning games played starting at 12:10. That game has Dallas Keuchel scheduled to be the second starter against Boston’s Tanner Houck. The second game will start depending on when the first one is over. The White Sox have not yet announced their pitching plans but they will face Martin Perez of the Red Sox. It is a very important day for them so far in this young season.