The Chicago White Sox haven’t had a good season. They have failed to meet expectations in every way possible. However, after that eight-game losing streak came to an end with a win over the Minnesota Twins, they seem to have found a way to try and finish strong.
They came into this series against the San Diego Padres hoping to take a series from the team that seems to have haunted them for the last couple of years despite hardly ever matchup up. Luckily, they were able to do that thanks to their Sunday victory over them.
Chicago won the first game and San Diego won the second game. That made Sunday’s matchup the rubber match. Going into the game, the Padres’ magic number to clinch a postseason berth was one. Any win by them or loss by the Milwaukee Brewers would clinch them that spot.
During the game, the White Sox had a 2-0 lead in the seventh inning and you were able to hear the fans start cheering in the stands randomly. That was because the Milwaukee Brewers were defeated in extra innings by the Miami Marlins.
Right after that, Ha-Seong Kim hit his 11th home run of the season to cut the White Sox lead in half. That wasn’t ideal but the pitching staff shut them down from there.
The Chicago White Sox did what they needed to do to get a big series win.
Lance Lynn got the start for the White Sox in this game and he was great. He went 7.0 innings where he just gave up one run on five hits and had one walk. He accumulated five strikeouts over the course of the seven innings.
Reynaldo Lopez worked himself out of some trouble to get the hold and Liam Hendriks earned his 36th save of the season after that. All three of these guys did what they needed to do to help the White Sox get this big win.
Despite the fact that the White Sox didn’t really play spoiler because of the Brewers losing, it was still great to see them play well against a team that is destined for the playoffs.
With the Minnesota Twins meeting them in Chicago for a final series of the season, it is an opportunity to finish up the season feeling good about themselves. A big offseason is ahead.