May 10, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox third baseman Marcus Semien (5) is out at second with Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill (2) taking the throw during the sixth inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

White Sox Bats Cool Off in Loss

The Chicago White Sox against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night: Nine runs on 15 hits in a 9-3 Sox win.

The Chicago White Sox against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night: Three runs on seven hits in a 4-3 loss.

The White Sox lost a tight ballgame to the D’Backs on Saturday, 4-3. Sox fans even saw former White Sox closer Addison Reed lock down the win for the D’Backs with a scoreless ninth to pick up his 11th save of the season.

On Friday night, the Sox dropped seven runs on nine hits in the fourth inning. On Saturday night, the Sox only had one hit through the fourth inning.

Staying on that, the Sox only had three hits through eight innings on Saturday. One of those hits was the 435th career home run for Paul Konerko in the fifth inning. The two-run blast kept the White Sox in the ballgame until a seventh-inning RBI single from D’Backs catcher Miguel Montero.

The two teams finish up the three-game set on Sunday afternoon at 1:10 CT at U.S. Cellular Field. White Sox right-hander Hector Noesi will take the mound, while Chase Anderson will start for Arizona.

 

Game Notes:

  • Jose Quintana failed once again to pick a win for the first time since April 8th. In six innings on Saturday, Quintana gave up three runs on seven hits, walked one and struck out five on 109 pitches.
  • A night after going 6-for-12 with runners in scoring position, the White Sox went 1-for-4 with RISP.
  • Paul Konerko‘s fifth-inning home run was the 425th career home run Konerko had hit in a White Sox uniform. Only Frank Thomas (448) has hit more home runs in a Sox uni.
  • With nine more strikeouts as a team on Saturday, the Sox now have 345 K’s as a club, which leads the majors.
  • The good offensive numbers: The Sox are 3rd in team batting average (.268), 5th in slugging percentage (.426) and 7th in on-base percentage (.332)

 

White Sox ace Chris Sale threw a four-inning, 60-pitch simulated game on Saturday afternoon. CSN Chicago’s JJ Stankevitz, Sale “felt very, very good”.

Tags: Addison Reed Arizona Diamondbacks Chicago White Sox Chris Sale Hector Noesi Jose Quintana Miguel Montero Mlb Paul Konerko

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