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Royals 2, White Sox 1: Sox Split Doubleheader in KC

by Nico Andrade

After the White Sox took game one of today’s doubleheader, the White Sox turned to 25-year-old rookie Davis Martin in game two of a doubleheader that the White Sox would eventually lose. A really solid outing by Martin put the Sox in a great position to win, but they simply could not provide any offense in this one

Davis Martin took the hill in this one, and boy, was he impressive. Giving up 5 hits and 1 run in 5 innings in really all you can ask for in a major league debut. Martin was nearly perfect in first pitch strikes, and once some of the initial debut jitters wore off, he found himself recording 7 Ks in his 5 innings of work. Tanner Banks came on in relief, allowing 1 run in 2 innings of work out of the pen. Kyle Crick came on after Tanner Banks, and he worked a scoreless 8th inning.

The offense in this one was pretty much dormant. Royals starter Brady Singer pretty much had his way with the Sox, recording a career high 9 strikeouts while only giving up 4 hits in this one. In the 8th, the Sox scored one run on a fielder’s choice that scored A.J. Pollock, and that was all the Sox could manage.

That the Sox could only manage to score 4 runs in 18 innings of baseball today is very shocking. Dylan Cease held the Royals offense at bay in the first one, and in the second game Davis Martin pitched 5 innings of 1 run ball. It is sad that the Sox got a outstanding start from Davis Martin and they could not find a way to win. Only 4 runs in 18 innings of baseball is really sad.

W: Brady Singer (1-0) | L: Davis Martin (0-1) | S: Josh Staumount (3)

StatCast Breakdown

Box Score

Offensive Recap

Pitching Recap

White Sox Scoring Recap

Top 8th: Adam Engel grounds out to 2B, scoring A.J. Pollock. 2-1 Royals

Notable Performances

Davis Martin: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO

Davis Martin impressed in his major league debut. He was solid and turned a lot of heads in this one. He was pounding the zone, and he had a lot of first pitch strikes in this one. He gave the Sox a chance to win the game and that is all you can ask for. Davis Martin threw 94 pitches, and 64 strikes.

Next Matchup

The Sox will take on the Royals again tomorrow at 7:10 on CSN Chicago. Lucas Giolito is scheduled to take the mound against veteran Zack Greinke.

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