On Monday night, the Chicago White Sox lost in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles thanks to a Chris “Crush” Davis walk-off home run for their fifth straight loss.
“Baseball’s tough. You’ve got to put your big-boy pants on and go out there and win a game. That’s a fact.”
-Robin Ventura on the White Sox after a 6-4 loss to the Orioles, CSNChicago.com
I don’t know if a change of pants is what the White Sox needed, but hey, if some of the guys did, it worked.
The Sox finally found the win column again on Tuesday night in Baltimore with a 4-2 victory over the O’s. Jose Quintana picked up his fourth win of the season by going seven innings and giving up just one earned run on six hits.
Quintana looked more like the smooth, solid left-hander that Sox fans were accustomed to seeing before his recent string of games.
In Quintana’s seven innings of work, he walked three, but struck out eight on 115 pitches (67 strikes).
Ronald Belisario bounced back from his fourth blown save on Monday night to pick up his eight save in 12 opportunities.
Although the White Sox were able to score early on to take a 3-0 lead, the runners in scoring position issue made itself known again on Tuesday night.
In 11 chances, the White Sox were 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position.
For the first time in a week, the White Sox will be coming off a win heading into a game. In the finale of their three-game set in Baltimore, Hector Noesi will take the mound for the Sox as they look for the series win. Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez will get the ball for the Orioles on Wednesday night. First pitch at Camden Yards is scheduled for 6:05 CT.
White Sox Notes:
- The White Sox turned four double plays on Tuesday night. Based off the numbers before Tuesday’s slate of games, that would put the Sox only behind Baltimore for the most double plays turned in baseball (80 total).
- El Oso:
Big age difference, but just for fun: pic.twitter.com/RnNq3qpYON
— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) June 24, 2014
- Good news, White Sox fans. Even with their recent struggles, the Sox are only seven games out of first place in the AL Central race. Never hurts to stay positive, folks.