The Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers played a very interesting game on Monday. It was a makeup game after it was rained out during the week last week. It was a tough game for either team to get up for when it was a scheduled day off.
The White Sox had just enough effort in order to win the game. They almost blew an 8-2 lead in the 8th inning but they got it done and won 8-7. It was very close in the end which is somewhat of a problem but winning the game after what happened could propel them forward.
After the Tigers made it a one-run game, the White Sox came up to bat in the ninth. Jose Abreu took another beanball to his elbow. He has been hit so many times this season and it has been brought to many people’s attention.
Of course, it probably wasn’t done on purpose this time. Detroit just made it a one-run game and wanted to win. However, when you have been hit as many times as Jose Abreu has this season, all of the anger is going to come out at some point. It all came out not long after he was hit.
The Chicago White Sox are tired of seeing their MVP getting hit by baseballs.
After the beanball, Jose Abreu had a slide at second base that cause the benches to clear. He got real heated with Niko Goodrum and that caused the stir-up between the White Sox and Tigers. It was the first time that Jose Abreu was ever that mad in a White Sox uniform.
It was a tough sight to see because we don’t want to see any important White Sox players getting hurt or suspended before the playoffs begin. It is fair for Abreu to be upset at being hit so much but he should take it out on baseballs in the postseason instead.
Hopefully, this is something that can help bring the White Sox together. They are going to have a good opponent in the American League Division Series so it would be nice to see them all playing well with a spark. This could be the start of something special.
The White Sox are not done with Detroit yet. They play them at home next weekend. Hopefully, there is no sort of retaliation from either side. With the postseason immediately following for the White Sox, everyone needs to be healthy and ready to go. It is over and time to move on. It is fair to hope that Jose Abreu stops getting hit.