Hector Santiago made his third White Sox debut tonight, getting the start in Detroit. The lefty gave up five runs (four earned), seven hits, while striking out two over 4.2 innings. Eloy Jimenez, Ryan Goins and Leury Garcia each collected three hits but the 10 runs given up by Santiago, and later Covey and Ruiz in relief, was too much to overcome for the South Siders, who fell 10-5 in game two of the doubleheader.
W: Drew VerHagen (2-2) | L: Hector Santiago (1-1)
- Leury Garcia: 3-4, 3B, RBI, run
- Ryan Goins: 3-5, 2 RBI
- Eloy Jimenez: 3-5, 2 Runs,
- Hector Santiago: 4.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
- Dylan Covey: 2.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
- Runners left on base: 11
Moment of the Game
In the bottom of the seventh, Jordy Mercer hit a homer run to centerfield. The two-run shot put the Tigers ahead 7-2, which is all Detroit would need to hang on for the remainder of the game.
Stats On 35th – Let’s Break this One Down By the Numbers
5, 6.88, .238, 403, 17
In six Major League starts prior to Tuesday night’s game, Drew VerHagen was 0-5 with a 9.35 ERA. He also did not survive the 5th inning in his previous two starts, but managed to throw five complete before a rain delay forced him out.
Dylan Covey’s ERA after his appearance tonight increased to 6.88. He has pitched 52.1 innings for the Sox this season, but was optioned back down to Triple-A following the game. It is the third time he’s been sent back down to Charlotte this season.
Coming into the second game of the doubleheader, Eloy Jimenez was hitting .231 amidst a slump since returning to action. After a three-hit performance, he managed to raise his average back up to .238, which is the highest it’s been since July 28th (.241).
This is how far James McCann’s ground-rule double in the ninth inning traveled. It was the third longest hit ball of the night and was the All-Star’s 18th double of the season.
Number of Starbucks coffees that Dylan Cease ordered for the team between games of the doubleheader in his full uniform. All of this after earning his second MLB win, and documented by none other than James McCann.
Picking up the 2nd win of your MLB career and Starbucks for the squad. @DylanCease does it all.
— Cut4 (@Cut4) August 6, 2019
Game Ahead: The Series Finale
The White Sox will look to win their second-straight series with a win in Wednesday’s afternoon finale:
- Ivan Nova (6-9, 5.10 ERA) vs. Tyler Alexander (0-2, 4.50 ERA), 12:10 PM CT
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