This moment could be the turning point for the 2022 White Sox
The Chicago White Sox won a big game on Friday night thanks to a big time-walk-off play. There were a lot of people that needed to do their job in the 9th inning for the White Sox to have a chance and they got it done.
Leading up to that, there were some extracurricular activities that helped the White Sox earn a big win and it really had more to do with anger than baseball. With runners on first and second, Andrew Vaughn took a hit by pitch up high and he was not happy.
It was the second time that Vaughn had taken one up high and everyone knows that it doesn’t feel very good. Of course, he is going to feel annoyed after a moment like that as a pitch up high can hurt you in a lot of ways.
The pitcher Jorge Lopez started running his mouth after Vaughn was hit and the two were jarring at each other. That led to both benches clearing. Lance Lynn led the charge out of the White Sox dugout which was amazing to see. He is a Chicago White Sox player through and through.
The Chicago White Sox saw some big fire in their win over the Minnesota Twins.
Acting manager Miguel Cairo was also hot as he got into it with Rocco Baldelli (the Minnesota Twins manager). There was plenty of fire being shown by both teams in this situation. From there, with the bases loaded, Jose Abreu did what he needed to do in the next at-bat to end the game.
This could be the moment that gets the White Sox the momentum that they need. Benches clearing incidents can always get everyone galvanized. This is a team that seems to love each other but 2022 just hasn’t gone their way. This is a chance to turn it around.
With the Cleveland Guardians losing as well, the White Sox are now just 3.0 games out of first place in the AL Central with just about a month to go. Anything can happen in a year like this one.
The good news is that nobody on either side was ejected which means that there was no violence. It was just a good old fashion shouting match that ended with the White Sox winning just a few moments later.
All is well that ends well on the south side of Chicago. With Dylan Cease on the mound a night later, it is time to send a message to the rest of the AL Central with another big win against their fiercest rival.