After Mike Clevinger allowed six earned runs early and the White Sox trailed 6-0, the outlook appeared rather bleak for the South Siders. However, there was no quit from the boys in black and white today.
The rally began with a Jake Marisnick RBI single into left field in the top of the sixth inning, scoring Adam Haseley and cutting the deficit to five. The Sox were blanked in the subsequent two frames, and the game looked all but over with the game sitting at 6-1 in the ninth inning with two outs.
Romy Gonzalez would have something to say about that. Down to his final strike, Gonzalez blasted a hanging curveball from Michael Fulmer over the fence in left-center, recording a three-run home run in the process. Gonzalez’s bomb scored Ryan Burrowes and Jordan Sprinkle, cutting the lead down to two.
Later in the ninth inning, the comeback was completed when DJ Gladney smacked a two-RBI single up the middle, scoring Wes Kath and Logan Glass. The game eventually concluded in a 6-6 tie. The White Sox’ Spring Training record remains at 12-13.
Also to note, Hanser Alberto left the game after being struck in the hand with a pitch from Jameson Taillon. It was later reported that he was “fine” by James Fegan of The Athletic (via the White Sox).
- Adam Haseley: 1-for-3, run, 2 K
- Andrew Vaughn: 1-for-3
- Yasmani Grandal: 1-for-2
- Oscar Colas: 0-for-2
- Romy Gonzalez: 1-for-2, HR, 3 RBI, run
- Mike Clevinger: 4.1 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR
- Kendall Graveman: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
- Aaron Bummer: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, K
- Joe Kelly: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
The White Sox will play their final Spring Training game tomorrow at 2:05 PM CST against the Cubs.
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