The Chicago White Sox pounced on Brad Keller early by getting out to an early 1-0 lead. It felt even safer with Lucas Giolito on the mound of a seven-inning game. There is nothing better than a doubleheader on a beautiful Chicago day. However, things got a little dim after Jose Abreu collided with Hunter Dozier on an infield pop-out.
The two collided on the said pop-up that was eventually caught by Yasmani Grandal. Both players involved left the ballgame. Zack Collins came in to catch and Grandal moved to first base. It was a tough way to lose one of the best players on the team. He is the reigning MVP for a reason.
The Chicago White Sox are missing a lot when Jose Abreu is out of the game.
When Jose came out, the White Sox were winning 1-0 thanks to an RBI that he produced on a sacrifice fly. Not long after he came out, the Royals took advantage of the situation and got out to a big lead. We had to wait a bit for the update on Abreu but it has come out.
The White Sox announced that Abreu is day-to-day after leaving with a facial contusion and laceration as well as a bruised left knee. The initial assessment for a concussion was negative. That is as good of news as he can get. It has been a really tough season for the White Sox in terms of injuries. They win a lot because they are so deep but they need Jose Abreu back as soon as possible.
The play was certainly a complete accident as Dozier meant no hard. He was actually trying to avoid Grandal who was trying to make the catch and didn’t see Abreu. It was a tough play all around for both guys. The Royals announced that Dozier is also day to day with a quad contusion and neck discomfort. Hopefully, he gets back as soon as possible too.
The White Sox have a second game after the first one. Nobody should expect to see Abreu in that lineup but you also shouldn’t fall off your chair if you do. He is always stubborn about being in the lineup. No matter what, he shouldn’t be out for too long. He is a key piece to success and they need him back as soon as possible. This was a tough scene but it certainly could have been a lot worse. It would be nice to see the White Sox get back and win for their teammate.