White Sox: They lost more than just the game on Wednesday night

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The Chicago White Sox had a tough game last night. It was a game that they were lined up to win but blew it in the 8th inning. They avoided a disaster earlier in the game, however, as Jose Abreu went down in pain. On a play that scored a run for the White Sox, the umpire threw the bat behind home plate and it hit Jose Abreu who was on deck. The bat hit him directly on the knee on a fly and you can tell it hurt a lot.

Wednesday was an extremely tough game all around for the Chicago White Sox.

Of course, the White Sox have been devastated with injuries so far this season. They are missing some key pieces in their lineup right now and have still managed to be in first place. Losing someone like Jose Abreu would probably be the final blow in terms of their chances as the summer goes along. Luckily, he got up, hit, and stayed in the game.

It wasn’t the only injury in the game, however. Unfortunately, Nick Madrigal hurt himself running to first base on a ground out. It was very close to being safe but he was called out. He was unable to walk off on his own power which made it a very scary scene. The White Sox announced that he had hamstring tightness and will be further evaluated.

This looked much more serious than the Abreu incident. It hurts to say but he might be out for some time. It is a shame because he was really starting to come on strong. His bat was on fire and his defense was really starting to come along. He is going to be a big piece going forward but for now, they just need to get him healthy. It would be nice to get good news on one of these for the first time this season.

The White Sox are going to have to deal with this the best way they can. That would be the “next man up” mentality. They are a deep team but the depth is starting to wear thin. If Madrigal misses any time you can expect to see more Leury Garcia and Danny Mendick. It is good that Adam Engel is back because he has the ability to provide a spark.

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If Madrigal is okay, that will be as good of news as anyone could have hoped for coming out of that horrible game. If not, the White Sox are going to have to battle even more than they have. Pitching is key in today’s game and they have plenty of that right now.