The Chicago White Sox earned a big win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. They lost the first game of the series which made the season feel all but over but they bounced back nicely in this second game.
They also got help from the rest of the division as each team lost while the White Sox won so they gained a game on everyone. They have a long way to go before they start getting back into it (if) but this was a good game for them.
Ahead of the game, the team announced that Tony La Russa is going to be out indefinitely as he tries to figure out his medical status. We are hoping that Tony is okay. In the meantime, Miguel Cairo will be the acting manager of the team.
Lance Lynn needed to have a big game in order for this to happen and he did. He went 7.0 innings where he had eight strikeouts and no walks. He only allowed one run and it was a solo shot which happens from time to time. The bullpen did what they needed to do once he was done.
The offense needed to back him up and they did. They were led by two players that you really wouldn’t expect to lead the offense on any given night. Some of the big boys had nice nights but Romy Gonzalez and Elvis Andrus were the two most impressive bats in this one.
The Chicago White Sox were helped out by two unlikely heroes on Wednesday.
Andrus hit his first home run in a White Sox uniform. That was a big one as his solo shot gave the White Sox a 2-1 lead not long after AJ Pollock tied the game with a shot of his own. Andrus was brought in to be a solid player and that is what the has been. He had two RBI in the game as well.
The other unlikely hero of the game was Romy Gonzalez. In the nine-spot of the order, he had two hits and one run scored. He was a big part of the White Sox win as both he and Andrus played well defensively as well. Hopefully, these two can keep it up.
A series finale is upon us as the White Sox play the Royals on Youtube on Thursday. Johnny Cueto is going to try and get the White Sox the big win to close out the series. They need help from other teams to make the playoffs but at the minimum, it would be nice to see them play well.