Carlos Rodón, with a .183 WPA, barely edged out Tim Anderson (.165) and Yoán Moncada (.124) for White Sox MVP honors on Monday. Gleyber Torres, at .298 WPA, was the overall game MVP.
Moncada hit a game-tying, two-RBI double in the sixth, making his fourth straight game with at least one RBI. He’s 5-for-15 with two runs, two doubles, a triple and six RBIs over these last four games.
Also, this marks the fourth straight win for the White Sox since the rallying cry of CRAZY BREAD has surfaced on SSS.
Heading into the game, hitters had achieved “barrels” (Statcast) against Carlos Rodón just 4.2% of the time, the best mark in the majors.
Adam Engel is on fire, going 3-for-4 on Monday (with his one out coming on a spectacular diving catch in left field by Shane Robinson). He’s now had at least two hits in eight of his last 15 games.
Rodón went seven innings, with two hits, two earned, four walks, two Ks and a homer, for a 60 game score. He’s now gone nine straight games of at least six innings, three runs or less and five hits or less, which is the longest such White Sox streak dating back to at least 1908.
It’s now 10 wins in 13 games for the White Sox, their best stretch of the season by far. During the streak, Chicago has outscored opponents by 20, 67-47.