Three hours and 14 minutes after first pitch, Chicago was pitched out of its misery. The Toronto Blue Jays win a dominant 10-2 game, dropping the White Sox drop to 20-23.
Tonight’s game did not start in favor of the White Sox. Tim Anderson had a stellar throw to gun out Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the first, but Justin Smoak followed with a solo home run.
Brandon Drury doubled, and Danny Jansen hit his first home run of the year to put the Blue Jays up, 3-0.
Freddy Galvis hit a bases-loaded single, Drury followed with a sac fly, and Billy McKinney had an RBI double and E-9 that scored two. The Jays were up, 7-0.
However, the White Sox were able to grab two runs in the bottom of the inning when Anderson singled, Yolmer Sánchez walked, and Charlie Tilson singled to load the bases with no outs. Leury García had an RBI fielder’s choice, and Yoán Moncada followed with an RBI single. The Sox trailed, 7-2.
Our guys push across a pair of runs on three hits to get on the board in the 3rd. pic.twitter.com/Wje3DqBALm— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) May 18, 2019
Unfortunately, the Blue Jays took those two runs right back. Guerrero hit a deep fly ball that bounced off of García’s glove and over the center field wall. It scored VGJ and Eric Sogard. Justin Smoak followed with a walk, and Iván Nova made his exit, trailing 9-2. Juan Minaya served as his replacement.
The White Sox had some trouble a-brewing with a leadoff hit by pitch to James McCann and a walk to Yolmer Sánchez. Aaron Sanchez left the game with a blister growing on his middle finger. Sam Gaviglio came in relief, and he stopped any Sox momentum in its tracks.
In the fifth consecutive inning, the Jays found the scoreboard. Sogard doubled home McKinney to increase the lead to 10-2.
Hey! The Blue Jays didn’t score! Thanks, Josh Osich! (It’s the little things.)
But, Gavaglio finishes three complete innings, surrendering only one hit, one walk, and one strikeout.
Yolmer Sánchez, always giving his 110%, makes a fantastic play to keep Brandon Drury off base.
Hey! The second inning in a row where the Jays don’t find the scoresheet. Thanks, Osich! (Optimism, guys. Optimism.)
Aaron Bummer takes over where Osich left off. Hey! That’t three innings in a row where the Jays are scoreless. (I like this relief pitcher streak.)
Ryan Burr strikes out the side and keeps the Jays from scoring for the fourth inning in a row. Let’s have this trend continue into the rest of the weekend.
So on the bright side, the White Sox’s bullpen had a dazzling run. In six innings of coverage, they give up seven hits, one run, six strikeouts, and two walks.
For the dark side, the Jays had 10 runs, 15 hits, and three home runs. Talk about a rainstorm.
Back to the bright side: The White Sox are going to put this game behind them, and they will focus on grabbing the series lead during tomorrow’s matinee. Yes, it is a 1:10 p.m. CT start. The game will be brought to you by NBC Sports Chicago, and WGN-AM will provide it via radio. Lucas Giolito, the ace, is on the bump for the Sox, but for the Blue Jays, it is TBD. It may be a bullpen day, but more likely, they will call someone up to fill the starting role.
Let’s bring the sunglasses emoji and the TA7 fun score back tomorrow!