The three games the Chicago White Sox played against the Cleveland Guardians brought many tough things to light. The offense is not firing on all cylinders, pitching is suffering, and it appears there are few answers. Injuries could be one reason they are having trouble and they have had a tough time with players getting hurt through this first part of the season.
Now, you can chalk up another injury to the White Sox lineup. Center fielder Luis Robert left the game in the 8th inning with what appears to be a groin strain.
After hitting the ball and heading towards first, on a play he was thrown out on, Robert suddenly pulled up and you saw him start walking gingerly. This signified something was wrong with Robert and fans held their breath. Hopefully, he didn’t suffer a similar injury as he suffered last season and miss a lot of time.
Right now, it appears that Robert is soon to land on the injury list. It’s not known exactly how long he will be out.
The Chicago White Sox can’t afford to lose Luis Robert for a very long time.
Robert had been in a batting slump up until this game but had two hits including a monster double off the wall in center field. His other hit was single, in the sixth inning of the game.
Robert hadn’t been hitting the ball regularly so it’s tough to tell what the Sox will be missing without him in the lineup. Who will replace him? The Sox are already a little thin in the outfield with AJ Pollock out (but he could be back any day now) and Eloy Jimenez nursing an injured ankle.
Chicago has been rocked by injuries this season. They are missing two of their top pitchers in Lance Lynn and Lucas Giolito (Giolito will return on Sunday). Yoan Moncada hasn’t played yet either with an abdominal strain and other players have missed some games here and there.
If the Sox can get everybody back and healthy, they could easily take control of the AL Central. But they haven’t had any luck with the players that they have healthy as the bats of those remaining have been cold.
Hopes are that Robert isn’t out that long and that he comes back with his bat working and his legs able to help him steal bases. He’s too big an asset to have out for a long period of time.