Chicago White Sox: Eric Haase own’s them offensively
The Chicago White Sox were defeated by the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. It was a game that they held a two-run lead more than once but ultimately ended up losing big. There are times where it just isn’t your day and that is a fair explanation for the White Sox in this one. The loss snapped their win streak at five games. The Detroit Tigers are a bottom-level team but they have a lot of talent that can win on any given day.
The Chicago White Sox officially has a new player that owns them with his bat.
Eric Haase is a very good player for the Detroit Tigers. We have seen players like Jose Ramirez and Nelson Cruz just own the White Sox for a long time. Now, you might be able to add Haase to that list as he is becoming the definition of a “Sox killer”. This win for the Tigers on Saturday was the latest example of that for him and his team.
Eric Haase’s 10th home run of the season was the start of the scoring for the Tigers. With two men on, he hit one that Billy Hamilton was unable to catch and he ran around the bases for an inside-the-park home run. Later, he hit his second of the game and this one went over the fence. He had a total of six RBIs for the Tigers in this game.
The two home runs have his total up to 11 on the season. Five of those are against the White Sox. It has been a team that he enjoys facing so far this season. It has been dominant and the White Sox needs to start zoning in on him.
He has now proven that he can beat them with his bat when he wants to. There are always going to be players like that and there is never really a reason why. For whatever reason, Haase feels comfortable when he plays against this team.
The White Sox have a chance to take the series against the Tigers on Sunday. The Independence Day showdown is a great way to decide who wins this. The White Sox needs to continue playing well so that they can take an even more commanding division lead into the All-Star break.
If they can find a way to shut down players like Haase and get good pitching, they should be able to do that. We don’t want to see him continue to have this level of success against our Sox otherwise he will be in that dreaded conversation with guys like Ramirez or Cruz. Getting a series win here will make everyone feel much better.