Chicago White Sox: Ugly game leads to a Cleveland series victory
When the Chicago White Sox go into a game with Lucas Giolito on the mound they should feel good about it. He is one of the best pitchers in the American League which is always nice to have on your side. The day got off to a very weird start and they were never able to get it going after that which resulted in a 5-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians. The Cleveland victory was their second in three games.
It was the first time that the White Sox lost a series since their opener against the Los Angeles Angels. It is pretty good that they went a month without losing a series. Their record now sits at 15-12 which isn’t bad at all for everything that they had to deal with.
The Chicago White Sox played an ugly game against the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.
The game was off to a weird start when Yermin Mercedes was a late scratch in favor of Jake Lamb. There are different things out there reported as to why it happened but none of them were injury-related. Of course, to the naked eye, it looks like a terrible decision but it was what it was.
The real issue in the game was the health of Luis Robert. He beat out a play at first base but he went down in the process. He had to be carried off the field so naturally, everyone feared the worst. It came back with negative X-Rays and a hip flexor strain. He is going to hit the injured list which is awful but it definitely isn’t as bad as we initially feared. Robert is one of their best players so his return is a big key to future success.
Lucas Giolito made the start on the mound. He pitched in 5.1 innings and only gave up one earned run. Two crossed on his watch but the second one was unearned because of a very bad error made by Yoan Moncada and Tim Anderson trying to field a ball. He lowered his season ERA and added 8 strikeouts in the loss. It is not his fault that his teammates didn’t come to play in this one. His 1-3 record shouldn’t scare a soul.
Luckily for the White Sox, they are off today. That gives them plenty of time to rest up before they hit the road for a few days. They will face the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday and Wednesday for their first interleague play of the season. It would be a great time for them to bounce back and win some more games.