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Blue Jays 9, White Sox 5: Pitching Struggles In Loss

by Nico Andrade

Alright Sox fans, this rollercoaster of a series has finally come to a close. The Sox fell today, but did take the series from the Blue Jays. The Sox injury bug did strike again in this one, unfortunately. Danny Mendick left today’s game after colliding with outfielder Adam Haseley. Luis Robert also left today’s game with a apparent leg injury. Adam Engel also left this game with right hamstring soreness as well. So the injury bug hits the Sox one more time, but on a positive note, the Sox took the series from the Blue Jays.

The Sox bats had a late rally in the eighth, but it was just a little too late. Luis Robert continues to stay hot despite the injury, as he had an RBI base hit that scored Josh Harrison early in this one. In the seventh, McGuire singled to push across the second run of the ballgame. Then in the eighth, the Sox had a rally that started with back-to-back singles from Vaughn and Zavala then a walk to Abreu. This loaded the bases for Jake Burger, who hit a swinging bunt up the third base line that got the run home, making it 9-3. Pollock singled making it 9-4, then an error by second baseman Santiago Espinal plated the fifth run of the day for the Sox. That was all that the Sox had in the tank, however, as Josh Harrison and Leury Garcia would go down as the final two outs and the end of the rally for the day.

On the pitching side, Lucas Giolito did not have it today. He allowed 11 hits, which is a season-high. In total, he went 5 IP, giving up 11 H, 7 ER, and 3 Ks. The biggest blow of the day was the Bo Bichette grand slam that made the lead 7-0 at the time and effectively put the game away. Matt Foster threw 1.2 IP in relief, allowing 2 H, 2 ER, and 2 strikeouts. Tanner Banks also worked 2.1 scoreless innings.

The Sox fall one game under .500 at 33-34, and this upcoming Baltimore series will be a huge chance for the White Sox to gain ground in the AL Central.

W: Ross Stripling (4-2) | L: Lucas Giolito (4-4)


StatCast Breakdown


Box Score

Offensive Recap:

Pitching Recap

White Sox Scoring Recap

Bottom 6th: Luis Robert singles, scoring Josh Harrison. 7-1 Blue Jays
Bottom 7th: Reese McGuire singles, scoring Jake Burger. 9-2 Blue Jays
Bottom 8th: Jake Burger singles, scoring Andrew Vaughn. 9-3 Blue Jays
Bottom 8th: A.J. Pollock singles, scoring Seby Zavala. 9-4 Blue Jays
Bottom 8th: Adam Haseley reaches on a fielders choice, scoring Jose Abreu. 9-5 Blue Jays


Notable Performances

Andrew Vaughn: 3-for-5

GET VAUGHN TO THE ALL-STAR GAME! Vaughn has been on a tear recently for the Sox. He is turning into the catalyst for this White Sox offense at the top of the card.


The Next Matchup

The White Sox welcome the Orioles to town as they continue their matchups with the AL East. Johnny Cueto will head to the mound against Dean Kremer.

The game will begin on Thursday at 7:10 PM CT and can be viewed on NBC Sports Chicago.


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