The Chicago White Sox had their hands full this weekend with the hottest hitting team in the majors and the White Sox had problems slowing them down all three games. The White Sox managed to outslug the Mariners and win one of the three games. After this series the White Sox record stands at 3-5 good for 4th in the Central.
Game one saw a combined 18 runs scored and the White Sox came out on top of this one. The game saw starter Reynaldo Lopez struggle and allow six runs over five innings. The bullpen did enough to hold on to the lead and close out a much needed win. The offense was led by the left side of the infield with Tim Anderson and Yoan Moncada combining to go 5 for 8 and driving in 7 RBI’s. The White Sox were helped out by three errors by the Mariners and made the most of the opportunities given to them.
Game two of the series saw the starting pitching have a rough go once again this time it was Lucas Giolito. Giolito surrendered five runs over just four plus innings in which he also walked four. The difference this game was the offense was not able to keep up resulting in the loss. Jose Abreu and Tim Anderson added a HR a piece and prospect Eloy Jimenez was 3 for 4.
This game was another slugfest that once again finished with the Mariners on top. Newly acquired Ivan Nova had his first rough start with the White Sox and was not able to get out of the third inning without surrendering seven runs. Jace Fry and Kelvin Herrera had solid outing in the bullpen but weren’t enough to slow down the Mariners. The offense had a balanced attack and was once again led by SS Tim Anderson who went 4 for 5. Adam Engel added his first HR of the season and Jose Abreu, Wellington Castillo, Yoan Moncada, and Ryan Cordell each added an RBI.
Tim Anderson—10-18(.555), 5R, 2HR, 4RBI