Chicago White Sox: Eloy Jimenez has his first big moment
The Chicago White Sox had a monster win on Tuesday night. They completed a comeback thanks to the heroics of Eloy Jimenez. For one, he was brilliant defensively in left field which is the biggest thing people were worried about.
He made some awesome throws and had some good catches out there. If that continues, he will be just fine in his natural defensive position. With the way he played in this game, it is hard to consider using him in any other way. If he is happy, the team will be happy.
Of course, Jimenez is mostly known for his big bat. He came up clutch in this game for the first time this season and it only took him one game. He had his first hit of the season early in the game but it didn’t lead to much.
The big one came late when he put the White Sox ahead 5-3 on a three-run home run. Up 3-2, the Kansas City Royals thought it would be a good idea to intentionally walk Jose Abreu to get to Eloy Jimenez. With two outs, he did what he does best and the White Sox won the game for it.
The Chicago White Sox saw Eloy Jimenez have a breakout game on Tuesday night.
The Chicago White Sox offense has needed a spark for a few weeks now. It was starting to show how many big bats were out of the lineup. A lot of people want them to make trades but the return of their injured players will be bigger than any trade deadline acquisitions they can realistically make. We have seen how big Eloy can be so just wait until Luis Robert and Yasmani Grandal come back.
The pitching was solid in this game as well. The player that came to the White Sox from the Chicago Cubs with Eloy, Dylan Cease, had a phenomenal start. He went six innings with two earned runs against and six strikeouts to only one walk. His command is getting better and better which makes his brilliant stuff look even more lethal.
As you can see in the video, Cease wasn’t the only pitcher who had his best stuff. Michael Kopech had his best inning of the season. He was painting corners of the strike zone with 100 miles per hour fastballs and his slider was as good as we’ve seen it. If he keeps it up, he has the potential to be the team’s ace pitcher. He handed it off to Liam Hendriks in the ninth and he took care of business. Hopefully, Jimenez and the White Sox are able to go on a bit of a winning streak now.