The Chicago White Sox played on Tuesday without their manager
The Chicago White Sox handed out some scary news on Tuesday night. Ahead of their series opener against the Kansas City Royals, it came out that Tony La Russa was going to be missing from the game as advised by his doctors.
The team also noted that they anticipate that they will be able to provide an update on the status of La Russa ahead of Wednesday night’s game against the Royals at Guaranteed Rate Field. Obviously, we hope that he is okay.
It hasn’t been that good of a run for Tony La Russa’s team in 2022 and it showed in the game that followed the announcement. The Royals defeated them by a final score of 9-7 which was their fifth straight loss. It is not good at all.
Lucas Giolito’s miserable season continued in this one as he gave up five earned runs to the Royals. He has a lot to figure out during the offseason if he wants to make a lot of money in his career and be a part of this team in the long term.
The Chicago White Sox lost their game played without Tony La Russa there.
The Royals are one of the worst teams in the American League but they clinched the season series over the White Sox with their tenth win against them and still two more to play. That is how things have gone for the White Sox this year.
There were some good things that came out of it, however. Gavin Sheets because the first White Sox player to hit two home runs at home in the same game this season (seven road opponents have done it).
Eloy Jimenez continued his torrid pace of being the best hitter on the White Sox since the All-Star break. He added a home run in the game which was nice to see. The White Sox finally had a game where they scored all of these runs and they still couldn’t win.
Miguel Cairo filled in for Tony La Russa in this game. It was the first time that Cairo did that this season but it was his third since TLR was hired.
Cairo did fine but Giolito giving up five really did him and his team in. It has been a miserable season that can’t end soon enough. Hopefully, Tony is healthy enough to finish this season.