The Chicago White Sox lost on Tuesday night to the Cleveland Indians by a final score of 6-5. On the scoresheet, it looks like the White Sox just lost to Shane Bieber again but it is so far from that. This White Sox team has shown time and time again that they never believe they are out of a game. They went into the ninth inning losing 6-3. They put together a few singles and that forced the Indians to defend a one-run lead.
Jose Abreu is always the man you want up to bat in a situation that has the bases loaded with two outs and down a run. He was having a lesser performance based on his expectations and it continued when he grounded out to end the ballgame. We have seen Abreu come through time and time again in that situation so nobody is going to ever get mad at the MVP for that.
The Chicago White Sox deserve credit for the way they carry themselves.
The White Sox have faced lots of adversity so far this season. They dealt with their manager not knowing how to manage in 2021, two major injuries to key guys, and a few rookies learning their way in the MLB. It hasn’t been pretty yet they wake up in first place in June.
They have had incredible contributions from guys like Yermin Mercedes, Billy Hamilton, Carlos Rodon, and Andrew Vaughn to compliment the guys you expect it from which makes it even more fun. This team has a championship mentality.
With superstars like Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert out for a while, it is remarkable what this team has been able to do. Cleveland is a good team as well and they deserve credit to continue finding ways to win. Once those guys come back, the rest of Major League Baseball should be very worried. The potential of this group when they are healthy is incredible.
The leaders on this team have been amazing leaders. In the absence of Eloy and Luis, you look to players like Tim Anderson, Yoan Moncada, and Jose Abreu. With a supporting cast of Yasmani Grandal, Nick Madrigal, and the previously named players above in the mix, this team has gotten it done at a high level. All of that makes their losses feel close which is better than the opposite.
Even the pitchers have figured out how to be one of the best staff in the league. All of the starters have a chip on their shoulder and have performed admirably. Even in their tough starts, the team seems to have a chance to win. Now that the bullpen is starting to come along, there is so much optimism. Hopefully, everyone is able to keep it going.