The Chicago White Sox are about to finish one of the most disappointing seasons in the history of the franchise. In a year that they were expected to compete for a division title and potentially more, they will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2019.
However, after losing their second game of the series to the Minnesota Twins last week making it eight straight losses, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that they were going to finish under .500. However, they figured it out and have now won five out of six games.
On Tuesday night, they defeated the Minnesota Twins for the second night in a row which was that fifth win in six games. It was an incredible game for them as the offense exploded and they got really good pitching.
The offense scored eight runs thanks to some big performances from Elvis Andrus, Yoan Moncada, and Gavin Sheets amongst others. This has been a sore spot for the team this year but every now and then they bring out a big performance like this.
The Chicago White Sox pulled together to have a nice win on Tuesday night.
All of the run support certainly helped Lucas Giolito lock in and have a great ending to what has been a tough season. He went 7.0 innings where have up two runs on two hits and two walks. He had four strikeouts.
This performance knocked his ERA down to 4.90 which is not good but we all would have signed up for that at the beginning of July. He certainly finished the year off very strong and this performance can help him go into the postseason feeling much better.
Jake Diekman and Jose Ruiz got the final six outs of the game which was nice to see. The big lead allowed the White Sox to use their two worst relievers so the big boys will be ready for the season finale if necessary.
This win put the White Sox at 81-80 on the year. With one game to go, they are guaranteed to finish at least .500. They have a chance to win their final game of the season and be over .500 for the third straight season which isn’t insignificant. It would just be better if they were going to the playoffs.
In this season finale, Davis Martin is going to pitch for the White Sox. It will be a game that doesn’t have all of the top White Sox players playing so it might be tough to win but they will certainly give it their best effort. Either way, it is nice to know they won’t be under .500.