A little déjà vu this Monday night, as it was just last Wednesday when Reynaldo López and Shane Bieber squared off against each other. Last Wednesday, both threw quality starts, but they were far from sharp. Though Bieber was able to get some whiffs, he allowed nine batters to reach base in just 6 1⁄3 innings, including one big bop, a homer by José Abreu. Meanwhile, López barely got through six innings, with only two strikeouts and 10 batters on base, in a game that ended as a 5-3 win for Cleveland.
López’s fastball did not record a single swing-and-miss per Baseball Savant, and since his 14-strikeout game, López’s swings-and-misses have taken a nose dive.
When the fastball and slider are not doing their job, it is tough to be successful, but somehow López was good enough last time out.
[cue grave, worrisome soundtrack]
Micker Adolfo also having another lelbow surgery. #WhiteSox OF prospect should be ready to go in spring training— Scot Gregor (@scotgregor) May 13, 2019
Nate Jones tear in flexor mass. Surgery today. Season over.— Daryl Van Schouwen (@CST_soxvan) May 13, 2019
Carlos Rodon scheduled for Tommy John.— Daryl Van Schouwen (@CST_soxvan) May 13, 2019
[cue happy acoustic guitar, strumming our worries away]
Zack Collins and Seby Zavala are both on track to be active again this week— James Fegan (@JRFegan) May 13, 2019
Hahn: Eloy starts in Charlotte tomorrow.— Daryl Van Schouwen (@CST_soxvan) May 13, 2019
Eloy expected back next Monday in Houston, although this weekend at home not out of question, Hahn said. Depends on progress next few days.— Daryl Van Schouwen (@CST_soxvan) May 13, 2019
Wow, a whole new outfield in just a six weeks for the White Sox. On April 1 (the home opener) the outfield left to right was Eloy Jimenez, Adam Engel and Daniel Palka. It is now Nicky Delmonico, Charlie Tilson and Ryan Cordell.
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