The Chicago White Sox finally made their way home to Guaranteed Rate Field for their home opener. They went 2-1 to start the season on the road against the Detroit Tigers. Coming home, they had a huge test against the Seattle Mariners. The biggest key to their success so far has been Luis Robert and that was continued in their first home game.
It was a 3-2 victory for the Chicago White Sox over the Seattle Mariners to improve their record to 3-1. The pitching more than did its job in a game where it was easy to be skeptical going in which was very nice to see. However, the big story from the contest was, as mentioned before, Luis Robert.
Robert had as sensational of a game as he has ever had in this one. He has had some enchanted performances throughout his young MLB career but nothing stood out quite like this game against the Mariners.
To start, Robert is a wizard in centerfield and he had that on full display in this one. He made one particular catch where the ball threatened to leave the ballpark but he jumped into the wall to make the catch. It was sensational movement and hand skills needed to make that big play.
Luis Robert did a little bit of everything to help the Chicago White Sox win.
As good as Robert is defensively, he is even better with his bat which is saying something. In this particular game, he had one home run (his first of 2022) and one walk to go with two stolen bases. His home run was a solo shot that came off of a very difficult pitch to hit.
With the count at 2-2, he took a knucklecurve and destroyed it. The blast gave the White Sox a 2-1 lead and they would not trail again. It was just a sensational piece of hitting for him. Only the best of the best can do that with any sort of regularity.
Even his walk was sensational. He laid off a 3-2 pitch that is borderline impossible for sluggers like him to avoid swinging at. Following the walk, he stole both second and third to put himself in a position to win the game. He would score from third on a groundout and it ended up being the game-winning run.
This is one of the most talented players that the White Sox have ever had. There is a lot of MVP hype around him because of his tools and previous success but he has to stay healthy. He could have even been doing this last year but missed most of it.
This year will be amazing for him if he could just stay on the field. There will be plenty more games like the one he had on Tuesday and White Sox fans are lucky enough to have him playing on their team for a while.
Their next game comes tonight (weather permitting) when Robbie Ray makes his second start in a Seattle Mariners uniform. He will face Dallas Keuchel who is trying to have a bounce-back season this year. If Robert plays as he did in game one of this series, there is a chance that they could win this game.