The Chicago White Sox are looking to really get some winning streaks put together during this 2021 season. They have hopes of winning a division title and seeing what happens in the playoffs so they are going to need that to keep going. They are on their way to doing that for the first time this season because they are finding ways to win some baseball games. They aren’t always pretty but wins are wins.
The Chicago White Sox found a way to get a win against the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.
The White Sox went into Saturday’s game after a tough game against the Rangers on Friday night. They found a way to win that tough game and then they had to find a way to win Saturday’s game as well. It was tough but they got a very nice start from Dallas Keuchel. They held a 1-0 lead for a lot of it but Liam Hendriks gave up a solo shot for Texas to tie the game in the top of the ninth. They went into the bottom of the ninth needing just one run to win.
They got exactly what they needed to start the inning when Luis Robert singled. Yasmani Grandal bunted him over to second with one out so you knew one base hit would win them the game. They walked Yasmani Grandal to put the double-play back in effect. Billy Hamilton struck out so that put the win on the hands of Nick Madrigal.
Nick Madrigal is as sweet of a contact hitter as there is in Major League Baseball right now. Well, he put the ball in play and Luis Robert came around to win the game. It was as sweet of a baseball game as the White Sox have had all season long. They are now two games over .500 on the season with a chance to sweep out the Rangers later today.
One key play in the game that can’t go unnoticed is the throw Billy Hamilton made on defense. A tying run earlier in the game was coming around to score and he made a perfect throw to Yasmani Grandal who applied the tag. It was the most clutch defensive play the White Sox have had all season long. Hopefully, they can keep all of this up as the month of April continues.