Chicago White Sox: Can’t complete sweep of St. Louis Cardinals
The Chicago White Sox weren’t able to complete the sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon. You don’t win every game in baseball so taking two out of three against another first-place team is good. However, it would have been nice to see them get the sweep after being swept themselves by the New York Yankees over the weekend. It was a frustrating day as they lost the game 4-0.
The Chicago White Sox weren’t able to complete a sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals.
The offense wasn’t good enough. The St. Louis pitching was really good at times but the White Sox left way too many men on base in this one. People like Yermin Mercedes and Yoan Moncada are having great seasons but they need to be better in those types of situations. When they are on their game, the White Sox will win more than they lose but it wasn’t good enough.
It is good that they are getting these chances to score because that means the offense isn’t getting completely shut down but they need to capitalize. This will happen from time to time. It is just unfortunate that it came in a day that they got amazing pitching from Carlos Rodon.
Rodon went 6.0 innings where he only allowed one hit, one run, and had ten strikeouts. It was another start that he was dominant but the offense didn’t help him out. It is tough to see him get the loss in a game that he was so dominant. He is truly a Cy Young candidate now at this point in the season. The White Sox need to pray that this keeps up because if it does they have a World Series staff.
The scary moment in this game came when Michael Kopech left. He jumped up and fell down after his final pitch that ended up being an inning-ending popout. It looked painful but he did pop off and limp off the field. Leaving on his own power right away was a good sign but it is still scary. The White Sox needs him to be as healthy as possible. After the game, the team announced that he left with hamstring soreness and is day-to-day.
If the White Sox only lost Kopech for a few days, then this game will be a win in the grand scheme of things. He probably wasn’t going to pitch for a while anyway so it would be nice to see him get back healthy soon. The White Sox have a big series at home coming up with the Baltimore Orioles and it would be nice to see them succeed. They are a last-place team so the White Sox need to be at their best so they can take care of their business.