Long-time ESPN anchor Stuart Scott has made this saying famous over the years:
“…as cool as the other side of the pillow.”
Before Wednesday’s thriller at U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago White Sox outfielder Moises Sierra had only had three at-bats since May 20th.
His fourth at-bat of the night was the biggest.
Sierra roped a shot into right field to score pinch-runner Leury Garcia and the White Sox finished off a three-game series sweep against the Cleveland Indians, 3-2. The win put the Sox over the .500 mark at 28-27 through 55 games.
Garcia’s run was the 41st run on the season for the White Sox in the 9th inning. The next closest to that amount has 26. The run was also the third straight inning the Sox had scored after being shut-out through the first six innings.
Although he’s winless since coming to Chicago, Hector Noesi had his best outing of the young season. In 7 1/3 innings pitched, Noesi only gave up one earned run: a home run to Jason Giambi in the second inning. Noesi gave up just five hits, did not walked a hitter and struck out five on 96 pitches.
The Good Guys have Thursday off and then begin a weekend series with the San Diego Padres on Friday night at 7:10 CT. John Danks will take the mound for the White Sox, while the Padres send right-hander Ian Kennedy to the hill.
White Sox Notes:
- CSN Chicago’s Dan Hayes tweeted out on Wednesday that White Sox 1B/DH Jose Abreu may not have to go through a rehab assignment before returning to the lineup.
- Marcus Semien has 18 runs batted in on the season. CSN Chicago’s stat magician Christopher Kamka brought up that Semien’s RBI’s come in critical times.
- In the last nine games for White Sox starters, the rotation has a 2.14 ERA in 54 2/3 innings pitched.
Add this stat to the “Wall of Weird” for the White Sox: