The forecast spelled rain, but with a tornado watch put into effect, the game has been suspended until tomorrow at 4:40 CT.
Iván Nova did well, just not well enough. He went five innings, giving up six hits, and one run came around to score. He attacked the strike zone; out of the 59 pitches he threw, 44 were strikes, only two were swinging. It wasn’t a completely dominant performance, but it was his best home appearance.
Nevertheless, Nova did get a little assistance from James McCann in the third:
But, he also gave an out earlier in the game:
As the rain started pounding down on the field, the Royals finally broke the 0-0 tie in the fourth inning as Hunter Dozier hit an RBI single.
The Sox finally started to threaten on the base paths in the fifth after singles by McCann and Jose Rondón, but the weather was just too much. It was finally put into a rain delay, though quote frankly, it should have happened earlier.
Let the rain delay theater commence:
The White Sox bullpen flees with varying levels of urgency pic.twitter.com/e00OAJMmVR— James Fegan (@JRFegan) May 27, 2019
The Sodfather shovel flip, FTW! pic.twitter.com/yfF1qPrUTl— White Sox Talk (@NBCSWhiteSox) May 27, 2019
Huge downpour creates a muck of mud in Guaranteed Rate Field infield and warning track area.( Tornado warnings) pic.twitter.com/2V1P2Fx5Ph— Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) May 27, 2019
Somebody tried to have fun before wiping out.
One fan really wanted to slip and slide during the rain delay. pic.twitter.com/NvyxNiw5Bo— Alec Lewis (@alec_lewis) May 27, 2019
There was slight hope, if only for a moment:
As the grounds crew is lined up to pull the tarp, driving rain returns— James Fegan (@JRFegan) May 27, 2019
Lake Guaranteed Rate Field ! pic.twitter.com/a9V7iXhaIM— Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) May 27, 2019
World War One jokes (?):
The tarp is back on. It’s a WWI-level stalemate.— James Fegan (@JRFegan) May 27, 2019
Ok, maybe not that bad
This time a pool joke:
Not sure if Eloy expected to be poolside today, but here we are... pic.twitter.com/JaQU3gmhmD— White Sox Talk (@NBCSWhiteSox) May 27, 2019
#WhiteSox announce game will resume at 5:30...seems a little ambitious with infield still covered and bullpens quiet— Scot Gregor (@scotgregor) May 27, 2019
And, we are back to being tied after a Yolmer Sánchez RBI single. On the play, Rondón strayed off of second and was thrown out. The South Siders challenged to see if he was out or safe, but it was to no avail as the Sox lost the challenge, and then ... pouring rain again.
Pouring again. Infield is a lake.— Daryl Van Schouwen (@CST_soxvan) May 27, 2019
And another delay.
Not looking too good this time:
Nearly three hour delay to play five minutes and then back to a delay. Field took on a lot of water in a short time. Game tied at 1. pic.twitter.com/JYTMdQSjwV— Russell Dorsey (@Russ_Dorsey1) May 27, 2019
At least Yolmer got some fun out of the annoying circumstances:
The rain finally won the day as the game was suspended, with the details below:
The suspended game and the regularly scheduled game will be on NBC Sports Chicago. WGN-AM will have it via radio. See you then!