Chicago White Sox Finally End Their Losing Streak
White Sox break their losing streak in a really weird way.
9 games ago I was really excited when the White Sox had crept up to .500 with a sweep of the Miami Marlins. The calendar was about to flip to June and all those clichés were coming to mind.
– Let’s go on a run
– Warm weather heats up the bats
– Time to focus and push forward
– Let’s ride momentum
Yeah none of those worked. The Chicago Cubs dominated the White Sox in 3 games by a combined score of 24-6. Even the rained out game the Sox were losing 2-0 before the game was called. The story doesn’t get much prettier.
Oakland stepped up to the plate as the next team to sweep the Sox, at least these games were kind of close. The Sox only lost a combined 9-3 in those 3 games, highlighted by a complete game by 40 year old Bartolo Colon.
Next we go to Seattle to play the Mariners (what is a Mariner anyways?). They dropped the first 2 to Seattle, however the final game proved to be interesting.
0-0 through 13 innings and that was just the beginning. The 14th inning saw the Sox plate 5 in the top frame, assuring a win right?
In 24 appearances, closer Addison Reed had pitched exactly one inning, you guessed it, 24 times. He ended up starting a little shaky in the 14th, after getting the first out, he gave up 4 straight singles to allow a run, then with the bags juiced, Kyle Seager hit a granny to re-tie the game at 5.
That’s right after 13 scoreless innings they combined for 10 runs in the 14th.
However Reed completed a scoreless 15th, the Sox scored 2 in the top of the 16th, and Reed saved his best for last by striking out the side in the 16th on 11 pitches and the brutal 8 game losing streak comes to an end. However one last note, Peavy is now out 4-6 weeks.