Chicago White Sox absolutely crush the Houston Astros in stunner
The 2022 Chicago White Sox has been nothing short of interesting. One night, they are getting throttled by the Houston Astros, and the next day they are throttling the Astros themselves.
It makes for interesting baseball. Their game against the Astros this Saturday was a 7-0 victory and a welcomed sight for White Sox fans and players alike.
Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander has been a thorn in the side of the White Sox for some time (they hadn’t beaten him since 2014). However, in this game, they got the best of him. They got to him in the third inning for four runs. In the fourth inning, they tacked on another three runs.
The White Sox wouldn’t need any additional runs to win the game as their pitching staff was outstanding on the day allowing just two hits and no runs. In particular, Johnny Cueto was extra special.
Cueto went a full seven innings to help relieve an already taxed bullpen from having to take over and pitch. In fact, the White Sox only used two pitchers in this game as Cueto was only relieved by Reynaldo Lopez. Lopez allowed one just hit to hold it down.
The Chicago White Sox are in a good place after beating the Houston Astros.
It was a near-perfect outing for the White Sox pitching staff . The night before, Lucas Giolito gave up a ton of runs and put the game out of reach for the White Sox offense but this was different. The Sox need more outings like Saturdays from this group.
The star of the game on offense was Luis Robert who had three hits and four runs batted in to help the Sox generate some runs. Andrew Vaughn also turned in a nice game with three hits of his own. Jose Abreu had two RBIs.
It was a strong effort by the White Sox when they needed it most. Now, they have tied the series up and have a shot at winning it tomorrow evening.
Tomorrow, starting pitcher Michael Kopech will head to the mound to take on the Astros. For Houston, Christian Javier will pitch. If Kopech is fully healed from the knee injury that he suffered earlier in the week, it’s easily possible the White Sox could win the game and win the series.
If the offense can contribute, it’s possible the White Sox could continue to right the ship and earn another big win to help keep their hunt for the AL Central lead alive.