Since his major league debut on April 27th, Scott Carroll had not gone deeper than six innings in an appearance. On Monday night in Boston, Carroll finally broke through that barrier in a a 4-0 White Sox victory over the Boston Red Sox.
In 6 2/3 innings of work, Carroll only gave up a single hit to former White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski, walked two and struck out five on 105 pitches (65 strikes).
When asked about the recent success of the White Sox pitching staff, Carroll said,
“I was like we’ve had great starting pitching and I want to be the guy to continue that success and continue to ride that wave and hand the ball off and be able to be like our staff is a good one and go deep in the games and continue to put up performances like this.”
-Scott Carroll, CSNChicago.com (Dan Hayes)
Relievers Javy Guerra and Zach Putnam helped Carroll finish off the two-hit shutout with 2 1/3 innings of solid work. The two relievers allowed one baserunner each, but neither runner advanced past second base. The Sox had zero shutouts in the first 82 games. Monday night was the third shutout in the last eight games for the White Sox.
Viciedo’s three-run home run came in the fourth inning to give the White Sox a 4-0 lead. “Tank” has been on fire in the last four games in the White Sox lineup. Viciedo is hitting 7-for-13 (.538) with a pair of home runs and five runs batted in.
The battle of the Sox continues at Fenway Park on Tuesday night. John Danks will try to continue this impressive string of outings for the Good Guys, while Brandon Workman gets the ball for the BoSox. First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 CT.
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