The Chicago White Sox took care of their business on Monday night. It was a hard-fought game by everyone but Luis Robert stuck out above everyone. They won the game by a final score of 5-2 and he was the biggest part of it in terms of offense. He has been slowly but surely getting his timing back but this game showed that it might be all the way back. He dominated at the plate en route to this big victory.
Luis Robert was the seven-hitter again in this one. It isn’t the ideal spot to hit for someone like him but you understand what Tony La Russa is doing. Before he moves up in the lineup permanently, they want to make sure that he is ready for that role following his injury.
It is also a case of having a very deep lineup where good hitters are going to have to be low in the batting order. No matter what, however, Robert will likely be moved up soon. You could see him be even better when he has another elite hitter protecting him.
Batting seventh, Robert went 3-4 with three runs scored, one RBI, and a stolen base. One of his hits was sent a very long way for his third home run of the season. We all know that Robert will hit for a great average but his power is essential as well. They need all of this to keep up for Robert in order for the offense to be of championship quality.
The Chicago White Sox saw Luis Robert have a huge game against the Oakland A’s.
Eloy Jimenez already has his timing down following his injury. The fact that Robert seems to be there with him now is scary to think about. Those two have the potential to be game-breaking hitters and it showed in this game as they each played huge parts in it.
For Robert specifically, it is extra important because he is still working his way back to his best. As mentioned before, this game might be a sign that he is all the way back. They were a great team without Robert and Jimenez but adding them back now is a complete game-changer. If they, along with the rest of the team, can stay healthy and play at their best, they will be right there for the American League pennant.
According to Tony La Russa after the game, Robert won’t play on Tuesday. That is good because he is going to get a well-deserved rest. With what he has gone through this season, it is important to manage him the right way and make sure he is fresh for the postseason. This game was a great step for him and the team as a whole.