Late in games, the Chicago White Sox have been better than their record would indicate. But tonight, the South Siders took a the bounty of a 4-1 cushion in a Lucas Giolito start, and found a way to lose to the Angels, 5-4.
The visitors scored once in the seventh, twice in the eighth and finally the eventual game-winner in the ninth, making a goat out of ace southpaw Aaron Bummer and a loser out of Alex “solamente situaciones del salvado, por favor” Colomé.
How about the good stuff, first? Giolito was very solid tonight, throwing seven innings with two earned (one homer), three hits, a walk and six Ks. He was, obviously, deserving of a win even with average run support.
Speaking of run support, Tim Anderson clubbed another two-run homer, rounding out the White Sox scoring in the fifth by upping the score to 4-1. Overall, offense was an issue tonight, as the White Sox did all their damage against young lefty Dillon Peters: six hits, four earned. José Abreu and Yoán Moncada added doubles early in the game, but that was it for extra-base hits. The Pale Hose were held not only scoreless but hitless after the fifth.
Anderson and Moncada tallied two-thirds of the White Sox hits, with two apiece. Timmy brought his average up to a league-leading .333, while Abreu knocked in his AL-best 107th run.
The White Sox get back at it on Saturday night, a fireworks 6:10 p.m start, Dylan Covey on the bump. Oh, and there will be skyrockets set off after the game, as well.