The Chicago White Sox, coming off a less than stellar series against the Kansas City Royals, began a three-game series versus the Detroit Tigers this Friday night. Fans would have thought that the White Sox would have been hungry after losing their series against the Royals.
The Sox were somewhat hungry and earned a win on Friday night. Although it wasn’t a great offensive outing, the pitching was phenomenal and the White Sox were able to do just enough to barely win the game.
The scoring didn’t begin until the bottom of the seventh inning after Andrew Vaughn cranked a two-run single to score Josh Harrison and Yoan Moncada. That gave the White Sox a 2-0 lead. That would be the only scoring in the game by either team. The Sox would take the game 2-0.
Michael Kopech went to the mound for the White Sox and lasted six innings, throwing a no-hitter while he was in the game. He struck out 11 batters and walked three.
The no-hitter was promptly ended once Reynaldo Lopez relieved Kopech as Lopez allowed a hit immediately. It was an amazing performance by Kopech, however, and one that proves he’s one of the top starting pitchers on the staff.
The Chicago White Sox did just enough to beat the Detroit Tigers on Friday.
The White Sox offense, in a word, is stagnant. They just cannot get anything going anymore. The hitting is awful, baserunning is awful, and there is no hustle on this team. Therefore, they are struggling hard.
To pile onto the torment the White Sox have been going through, Luis Robert injured his wrist trying to slide into second base and is day to day. The x-rays were negative which is a positive. The bad luck continues for him but it would be worse.
The White Sox cannot afford to be happy with what happened on Friday night. They need to be hungry and want more than just this one victory.
They can get additional victories if the offense finds its rhythm and gets moving. The pitching staff is not the problem with this team. They are doing great. It’s the offense that has been at fault throughout this entire season.
Hopefully, for tonight’s game, we see more hitting that leads to run scoring. They need to give the pitching staff a little help and give the fans something to feel good about. They deserve it.