The Chicago White Sox knew that Guaranteed Rate Field was going to be rocking on Saturday night. The big bad New York Yankees are in town and it was Tim Anderson bobblehead night at the park. It was as fun of an atmosphere as you can get with the weather as nice as it was.
Dallas Keuchel, who had struggled for most of the last two years, was on the mound facing this Yankees lineup that has big-time bats all over the place. Giancarlo Stanton, Anthony Rizzo, and Aaron Judge were all hot already coming into this game so it certainly was worrisome thinking about them facing Keuchel.
In amazing baseball fashion, Keuchel gave an outstanding performance against these guys. Dylan Cease and Vince Velasquez didn’t have much success against them at all which is part of the reason that the skepticism is there but Keuchel prevailed.
He went 5.0 innings of shutout baseball while only giving up two hits. He also had three strikeouts. He did have three walks but he always worked around it. There is legitimately a chance that he saved his career with this performance along with his outing last weekend against the Boston Red Sox.
The Chicago White Sox had an amazing finish to their Saturday night game.
The White Sox gave Dallas Keuchel two runs of support in the effort. It wasn’t enough, however, for Dallas to get the win because the Yankees scrapped two runs together late to force an exciting finish.
Well, the White Sox did give the rocking crowd at Guaranteed Rate Field something to scream about at the end as they put together a win in a walk-off fashion. Luis Robert came up to bat with Tim Anderson at second base.
Robert hit the ball into the outfield and it was just enough for Anderson to score from second base. The White Sox gave themselves a chance to win in the bottom of the 9th inning and executed. That is what we need to see more of when they have the chance to win late in games.
Luis Robert is absolutely insane. He showed why he is an MVP caliber player in this game. His second of the game was as big as any he’s had so far this season. The White Sox needed a game like that from him (although they get them quite a bit).
Yoan Moncada deserves a lot of credit as well. He hit another home run in this game. It was one of the early runs that the White Sox scored and seeing it come off the bat of Moncada means a lot. Hopefully, he and the rest of the team can keep it up because that was fun.