Daniel Palka was the Chicago White Sox MVP on Monday, with a .24 WPA off a 3-for-5, one-RBI game. Nicholas Castellanos, who went 5-for-5 with two runs, a homer and five RBIs, was the game MVP, with a .55 WPA.
Heading into Monday’s action, Omar Narváez was hitting .376 since June 7, the best mark in the majors. Narváez went 1-for-3 with a solo homer on Monday.
Coming into Monday’s game, the Detroit Tigers were last in baseball, with 93 home runs (.782 per game). The White Sox helped them improve on that paltry number, with Castellanos hitting a home run in the seventh inning off of Jeanmar Gómez.
With Adam Engel’s solo shot in the eighth, White Sox broadcasters Jason Benetti and Tom Paciorek broke out a spontaneous Mighty Mouse home run call, sung in full throat: “Here he comes to save the day!” We’ll call that their first home run call as a duo, as well as Engel’s first customized homer call.
At 42-76 after Monday’s loss, the White Sox are now a season-worst 34 games under .500.
Both starters in Monday’s game, Reynaldo López and Artie Lewicki, logged 44 game scores. Lewicki finished with a -.10 WPA, López a -.21.