Davis Martin had a very nice MLB debut for Chicago White Sox
The Chicago White Sox earned a very gutsy win over the Kansas City Royals in the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader in Kansas City. Some timely hitting and clutch pitching allowed them to pick up their second straight win in that one.
However, they were not able to make it three wins in a row as they lost the second game by a final score of 2-1. Tony La Russa clearly doesn’t enjoy sweeping doubleheaders because he uses half of the big boy lineup in each game. Luckily, however, Josh Harrison and Leury Garcia played in both games.
The offense was brutal in both games but it was even worse in the second game. Luckily, there was at least one good thing to take away and that was the play of Davis Martin. The kid was making his MLB debut in this start and he did about as well as you can ask from him.
His final stat line will show up as 5.0 innings pitched with five hits against, one run, one walk, and seven strikeouts. His current ERA stands at 1.80 which is amazing after making your MLB debut. It is a rotten shame that they couldn’t muster up one more run to at least avoid tagging him with the loss.
Davis Martin was outstanding for the Chicago White Sox in his MLB debut.
The White Sox have some options with this pitching staff now. With Johnny Cueto, Dallas Keuchel, Vince Velasquez, and now Davis Martin, the number five spot in the rotation is fully up for grabs. We will see who gets the best opportunity to grab it. Martin deserves to be in that mix after this performance.
This is a team that continues to find ways to make it unclear how good they are. They are 18-18 at this point in the season but they feel way worse than that. They need the offense to heat up and they need Tony La Russa to start putting out good lineups on a regular basis without changing it up a lot.
They are going to be back in action tonight as they play the fourth game out of five in a row against the Royals. Lucas Giolito is expected to return from the COVID-19 list just in time to face Zack Greinke.
The White Sox beat the Royals last time Greinke pitched against them but he wasn’t given the loss as the White Sox hit the bullpen. Hopefully, they are able to finally pick up some steam again and keep it. Beating this significantly worse Royals team would be a great start.