Chicago White Sox: Jake Lamb continues to play well in loss
The Chicago White Sox sure looked good when they took the field on Saturday in their all-black City Connect jerseys. It wasn’t the most pretty game of all time, however, has the team let the Detroit Tigers get the best of them. The White Sox fell to the Tigers by a final score of 4-3. It was 4-1 at one point but they rallied and made it a game late. It isn’t fun to lose to a bad team but they have a chance to take three of four later today.
The Chicago White Sox are happy with the production they are getting from Jake Lamb lately.
For the past few weeks, when he plays, Jake Lamb has been something special. It is very hard to continue playing well when you aren’t in the lineup very often. Lamb was off to a very slow start to the season but he eventually started to get it going. It has been wonderful to see him get back to the hitter that we know he can be. He might not be the all-star caliber player that he once was but he can do what he can when needed until they are a healthier ballclub.
In Sunday’s loss, when they were down by two, he had a clutch double that scored two runs. He was a pinch hitter for Billy Hamilton in that spot of the order. That brought the White Sox within one run and gave them a chance to win the baseball game. They didn’t get it done but that is going to happen from time to time.
Lucas Giolito had an okay start but was a victim of a few home runs. The rest of the team wasn’t their normal selves at the plate as they usually dominate left-handed pitching. That isn’t going to always be the case in a 162 game season, however. Anyone who rips on them from losing to a lefty every now and again had unrealistic expectations.
As mentioned before, the White Sox have a chance to close out the series later today against the Tigers. They lead the four-game set 2-1 and would like to win the series instead of split it. As tough of a roster as Detroit has, they have some players that can burn you if you’re not careful. They are a Major League team that deserves respect for playing hard.
The Sox will face Jose Urena while Dylan Cease takes the mound for them. It was originally scheduled to be Carlos Rodon for the White Sox but he is pushed back to Tuesday and Cease is getting bumped up to Sunday. Hopefully, the White Sox can take care of their business in this one.