The Chicago White Sox are starting to look more like a bad baseball team than a good one within striking distance of the playoffs. Each day proves to be worse than the last and they are truly slipping out of the race.
On Saturday night, the Arizona Diamondbacks clinched a series win over the White Sox with a 10-5 victory at Guaranteed Rate Field. It followed an equally as bad loss the night before on Friday night. This might be it for the White Sox in 2022.
Gavin Sheets got things going strong for the White Sox as he hit a three-run home run early in the game. Unfortunately, that 3-0 lead wouldn’t even last half an inning as the Arizona Diamondbacks tied it and took the lead away soon after.
Michael Kopech was supposed to get the start in this one but that didn’t happen because he is on the Injured List with a knee problem. He might be back soon but he was unavailable for this one. They used Davis Martin for this one as they called him up from AAA right before.
He has done okay all season long but they finally saw him have a tough start. The rest of the pitching didn’t do much to help either as they ended up giving up 10 total runs which is not a winning recipe.
One good thing happened to the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night at home.
However, there was one good thing that happened in this game besides Gavin Sheets continuing his hot streak. Carlos Perez got his first career MLB start. He was the starting catcher for the Chicago White Sox and he collected his first career Major League Baseball hit.
The team was embarrassing but the rookie had a night that he will never forget. He caught a Major League game and collected his first hit. What a thrill. He might stay up with the team until Yasmani Grandal comes back but then he should be sent back down.
It will be interesting to see what the future in the big leagues is for Perez but it is nice to see that he was able to get in a game as a starter and collect his first hit.
The White Sox are trying to avoid being swept on Sunday with Dylan Cease going on the mound against Zach Davies of Arizona. If the White Sox win this one, they are still probably done this season but if they lose they are for sure done.