The White Sox have now lost their second game of the season to the Detroit Tigers, with the first one being on Opening Day -which now seems like forever ago.
Offensively, this was a very lifeless game for the Sox. The South Siders were hitless against Beau Brieske until a single from Josh Harrison in the sixth inning broke up the no-hit bid. Other than that, the White Sox would try to put together a rally in the bottom of the ninth with a single from TA, a walk from AJ Pollock, and a double from Luis Robert to bring Tim Anderson home. They would ultimately fall short after a bad strikeout from Jose Abreu and a game-ending groundout from Eloy Jimenez.
Dylan Cease pitched another phenomenal game today to add to his All-Star season. In six innings, Cease allowed three hits, one earned run, three walks, and eight strikeouts. His only mistake was a Javier Baez home run in the fourth inning, but it would be too much for the offense to overcome today. The Tigers would add the necessary insurance run in the ninth inning off of Tanner Banks, thanks to an RBI single from Spencer Torkelson to bring in pinch hitter Eric Haase.
With the loss, the White Sox now fall to 39-42 as they try to fight back in the AL Central.
W: Beau Brieske (2-6) | L: Dylan Cease (7-4) | S: Gregory Soto (17)
White Sox Scoring Recap:
Bottom 9th: Luis Robert doubles to RF. Tim Anderson scores. 2-1 Tigers
Dylan Cease: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 K
Dylan Cease looked great tonight as usual. He struck out three straight in the second inning after letting up a hit and a walk, which was the biggest threat he faced all day. He then struck out three straight again in the fifth inning after giving up a lead-off walk. The only mistake was a home run to Javy Baez on a slider that wasn’t even a bad pitch.
Luis Robert: 1-4, 2B, RBI
La Pantera showed up in the clutch today with a nice double to put two runners in scoring position with runners on. Unfortunately, the Sox could not capitalize after Robert’s good at-bat.
The Next Matchup
Lucas Giolito will head to the mound as the White Sox look to even this four-game series. He will face off against lefty Tarik Skubal,
The first pitch is at 7:10 CT over on NBC Sports Chicago.
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