The Chicago White Sox got two big victories yesterday against the Detroit Tigers. A rain delay forced the White Sox to play their second doubleheader of the season, and for the second time, they walked away from the day with a pair of victories.
Chicago White Sox fans had a lot to celebrate on Thursday.
The Chicago Bears’ future is looking pretty bright thanks to the addition of Justin Fields, but it is the Sox that fans should be prepared to cheer on throughout October. This doubleheader featured some great pitching by the Sox, something the Cubs have been missing recently.
The White Sox won the first of two yesterday by a score of 3-1. The win was led by the great pitching of Carlson Rodon who played in six innings. The Sox could have rolled over after giving up a run in the fourth inning, but they held their own and kept with it before breaking through in the fifth with three runs thanks to a couple of walks to load up the bases.
In the second game, it was all Sox and all Chicago as Sox fans celebrated the news of Justin Fields in the stands.
Dylan Cease threw his first shutout of his career, and the offense was led by Moncada who got two hits, and Madrigal who got three hits. No matter who was at bat yesterday the Sox just kept hitting and they had one of their most explosive games of the season.
This was Dylan Cease’s best career start by far. In the past few games the White Sox have gotten some really good pitching especially from guys like Carlos Rodon, Michael Kopech, and now Dylan Cease who just had his best game of the season. Check out what he had to say after the game:
Looking ahead, the White Sox welcome Cleveland to town this weekend in what should be some pretty good baseball. Cleveland is right behind the White Sox for second in the AL Central, so the Sox are going to want to put their best foot forward in this series.
Dallas Keuchel is the expected starting pitcher for the Sox tonight. Keuchel has not played since April 24th against Texas when he pitched six innings in a 2-1 win. This is a big game for the Sox as they need to win their games against divisional rivals if they want to stay a part of the contending teams for October. The Sox hold the series lead 3-2 over the Indians with their last matchup being an 8-5 Sox win on April 20th.