The Chicago White Sox looked like they were playing against themselves on Saturday. They have been so unlucky all season long so far and the exact opposite of that happened in their favor in this one. They defeated the Los Angeles Angels by a score of 4-0 and luck was on their side.
It started with the first pitch that any White Sox batter saw. Tim Anderson hit it over the fence and the White Sox had a 1-0 lead before anyone could blink. It was an outstanding way to start a baseball game. From there, things took off.
Not a lot of people were thrilled to see Vince Velasquez on the mound. Of course, when a World Series caliber team is starting someone that has a bad reputation as a pitcher, it is never a good sign. However, he had the best game of his career and shut down a very potent Angels offense.
The luck would continue a lot more as the game went on. Tim Anderson hit a ball down the line later in the game that bounced off the base and went for a hit. If it doesn’t hit the base, he would have been put out at first with ease.
Good luck for the White Sox meant bad luck for the Angels. Part of the White Sox problem this season has been that they have seen all of their hitters crush balls but they get recorded for outs. They hit the ball with high exit velocities with little to show for it a lot.
The Chicago White Sox had luck on their side in the win over the LA Angels.
Well, that happened to the Angels a lot in this one. They had nothing to show for absolutely creaming the ball on a regular basis. That is something that is happening a lot around baseball but the White Sox were on the good side of it today.
The luckiest part of the game for the White Sox came late. Kendall Graveman was on the mound. He got himself into a little bit of trouble. With two outs and two men on down 4-0, he got Brandon Marsh to a full count.
He threw him a slider that was taken outside. Luckily for the White Sox, the ball was called a strikeout looking by the home plate umpire. It was a horrid call but the White Sox ended the inning on it instead of facing Mike Trout with the bases loaded.
Sometimes, you’d rather be lucky than good. In this 4-0 win over the Angels, they were a bit of both. Things haven’t been going well for the White Sox but this could be the type of game that turns things around for them. It is a long season.