AND THIS SEVEN GAME LOSING STREAK IS……. OVAH! Sox On 35th is now out of mourning, so we are bringing back the recaps! Dylan Cease was the best he’s been as a big leaguer tonight, and the White Sox used the timely hitting of James McCann and Eloy Jimenez to score four unanswered runs in the 8th to complete the come-from-behind victory.
W: Evan Marshall (4-2) L: Carlos Carrasco (4-7) S: Alex Colome (26)
Dylan Cease: 6.2 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 11 K, 13 Swinging Strikes
Eloy Jimenez: 3-for-4, 2B, 2 HR, 3 RBI, K
James McCann: 1-for-4, HR, 3 RBI, 2 K
Yoan Moncada: 0-for-1, 3 BB, K
Leury Garcia: 1-for-5, 3 K
Daniel Palka: 0-for-4, 2 K
Evan Marshall: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER; Gave up 3-run homer to Roberto Perez
Moment of the Game
This one’s a pretty obvious one. This was HUGE for the Sox – and the fans.
Stats On 35th: Let’s Break this one down By the Numbers
53.1/-34.6, 7, 11, 0.240, 4
Tonight’s MVP and LVP, in terms of Win Probability Added (WPA) are Eloy Jimenez (53.1%) and Evan Marshall (-34.6%). These are both pretty obvious answers. Eloy Jimenez provided two huge home runs and three hits overall, while Evan Marshall came on in the seventh and gave up what looked to be the winning home run to Roberto Perez after Dylan Cease was pulled from the game. By the way, yes, you read that right, Eloy Jimenez added a combined 53.1 percentage points to the White Sox’ chances of winning today. Incredible stuff.
With their win this evening, the White Sox ended their seven game losing streak, which was tied for their longest of the season.
Dylan Cease reached a new career high for strikeouts in the game, striking out 11 Indians batters over his 6.2 innings of work. His Curveball was the best it’s been all season, and he had incredible command of all of his pitches. These sorts of performances on a consistent are just around the corner for Dylan Cease.
In an incredible show of his power, the expected batting average (xBA) on Eloy Jimenez’s second home run of the game was just 0.240. Somehow, it found its way over the wall as the game-winning run. Gotta love the juiced balls too, am I right?
With his performance tonight, Eloy Jimenez now has four multi-homer games this season: one against the Astros, one against the Indians, and two against the Yankees. Pretty solid resume right there.
The Game Ahead: Let’s Start a Winning Streak!
Ivan Nova (9-11, 4.48 ERA) vs. Shane Bieber (12-7, 3.27 ERA), 6:10 PM CT
Player of the Game
This might not be a close one, but these are certainly three deserving players. VOTE!