Chicago White Sox fans everywhere are happy with the result of Friday night’s game. The White Sox, although they didn’t dominate the game, had a fast and furious eighth inning to seal the victory and help start what we hope is a long winning streak.
The White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 8 to 3 in what was a great game. The pitching staff helped do their part to help seal the win for the White Sox.
The Sox started out with pitcher Reynaldo Lopez throwing a couple of innings of great baseball to help keep things close and not get out of hand which has happened at times to the White Sox this season.
Then, it was Davis Martin’s turn to pitch. He pitched five complete innings and didn’t allow things to get out of control.
In the five innings that he pitched, Martin had an ERA of 4.11. He allowed three hits, two of which just happened to be home runs. Those two earned were all he allowed. Martin struck out six while walking just one opponent in the game which is good.
The Chicago White Sox needed a big performance from Davis Martin.
Martin threw 80 pitches, 51 of which were strikes. He faced a total of 19 batters and gave up three groundouts and three flyouts. Not a bad day’s work for Martin, despite the two home runs he allowed.
We have seen Martin a couple of times before and he hasn’t done that bad for the White Sox. He’s a good fill-in starter when it’s needed and did well in long relief on Friday.
Perhaps, when it comes to bullpen days, it’s better to start out with an opener that pitches a couple of innings and then have someone come in as a middle reliever that can help keep things quiet for four or five innings.
This combination worked well for the Sox on Friday night. Maybe it will work well for them again in the future.
Continue to look for Davis to come in and pitch in certain situations. He’s talented and does have a bright future in Chicago as well as in Major League Baseball.