After a run of games in which the White Sox looked to have fixed their offensive woes, the Baltimore Orioles have come to town and held the White Sox to one run in 18 innings.
The game on offense was basically nonexistent. The team managed just one hit, a Jake Burger RBI double to score AJ Pollock in the second inning. Beyond that, the offense was carved up by Austin Voth and a group of Orioles relievers for the remainder of the game.
On the other side of things, Michael Kopech had an interesting evening on the mound. After hitting Jorge Mateo in the second inning, the benches would clear – with the assumption from the Orioles being that this was retaliation for the Josh Harrison HBP yesterday. Once cooler heads prevailed, he was able to complete six innings of work, giving up three runs while walking four and striking out just two. He was far from his sharpest, and his velocity was still down from season norms, but he kept the White Sox in a position to win.
It’s a short recap, but in all honesty, there wasn’t much that you missed. If you missed the benches clearing, you missed most of the excitement in this one. The White Sox fall to 33-36 and lose the chance to gain ground in the AL Central.
W: Joey Krehbiel (3-3) | L: Michael Kopech (2-4) | S: Jorge Lopez (13)
White Sox Scoring Recap:
Bottom 2nd: Jake Burger doubles to left center field. AJ Pollock scores. 2-1 Orioles
Jake Burger: 1-for-3, 2B, RBI, K
Well, he was the only player with a hit tonight, so he has to be here by default.
AJ Pollock: 0-for-2, R, BB
He didn’t have a hit, but he made this nice play in the field!
The Next Matchup
Lance Lynn will try and get the White Sox back on track tomorrow afternoon, and he will go against an Orioles pitcher that has yet to be announced yet.
The game will begin at 1:10 PM CT over on NBC Sports Chicago.
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