Today’s featured number: Seven.
The White Sox finished off a seven-game road trip with a 7-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday afternoon. The Sox finished the trip at 3-4.
Reigning AL Cy Young winner Max Scherzer was on his A-game today, as he struck out 10 White Sox hitters over six full innings. Scherzer gave up seven hits, but only walked one to pick up his second win of the season.
Who could possibly spark a late offensive surge from the Tigers? How about the two-time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera?
Cabrera was on fire at the plate on Thursday, going 2-for-4 with three RBI’s, including a two-run single in the seventh inning.
The Sox come home for a six-game home stand, including a two-game set with Detroit after a series with the Tampa Bay Rays.
- In the four-game series split against the Tigers, Dayan Viciedo went 9-for-16 at the dish. He’s hitting .425 in the last 10 games.
- Jordan Danks hasn’t quite had the same success lately in Adam Eaton’s place. CSN Chicago’s Dan Hayes provided the numbers on Danks’ struggles:
- Jose Quintana‘s stat line in the loss: 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R (all earned) and 3 K’s on 98 pitches. Believe it or not, Quintana is the first White Sox starter to not walk a single hitter in a start this season.
- Looking ahead in the White Sox rotation, the Sox don’t have a probable starter for Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay. Daily Herald’s Scot Gregor provided some information to keep an eye on: