The Chicago White Sox is in good shape. They came back and beat the Tampa Bay Rays after blowing the lead in the 8th inning. Tim Anderson was the one who led the comeback and he is now clearly the guy that you want up in all clutch situations. There are many elite players in the White Sox lineup that can do things like this but Anderson’s ability has been on display a lot lately.
Of course, Anderson had the walk-off magic at the Field of Dreams last week. He used more of that magic in this game. After a tough 8th inning, the White Sox found themselves down 5-4 in the top of the ninth inning. Tim Anderson decided that he didn’t want to lose the game so he hit a solo shot in the ninth to tie the game at five.
Neither the White Sox nor the Rays were able to score the runner on second base in the 10th inning so they went to the 11th. Tim Anderson came up to bat again and he drove in Zack Collins who started on second. He also came around to score himself so the White Sox had a two-run lead going into the bottom of the inning.
Ryan Tepera was able to get the last three outs and the White Sox won the game. It was a huge game and Tim Anderson deserves a lot of the credit. He went 3 for 6 with four runs scored, two RBIs, and a home run.
The Chicago White Sox won a huge game on Friday and Tim Anderson was the reason.
Lucas Giolito went seven innings in the win and only gave up two runs. He only allowed three hits, no walks, and had eight strikeouts. He wasn’t able to get the win because the bullpen had a bad night but they were able to win the game anyway. It is good news, however, that Giolito was able to have a great start like that against a very good lineup.
Watching so many players take over this team has been fun but none have been more important than Anderson. Lots of players were great in this game but Anderson leads the way. He is the perfect leadoff man for them as they try and win a lot down the stretch.
There could be some really good times ahead and Anderson figures to be involved in all of it. If everyone, including the bullpen, is able to follow suit, they will be in good shape to make an attempt at a deep postseason. Only World Series contenders win a game like the one on Friday night.