“A Lesser Group Gives Up–And They Won’t Do That”
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Mets at Citi Field, Flushing, N.Y. (12:10 p.m. CT, WGN) in the rubber match of the three-game series. Starting Pitchers: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (0-1, 4.50) for the Sox, Jacob deGrom (3-1, 3.07) for New York.
Last Night’s Highlights
Trailing 4-0 on the road with a seven-game losing streak hanging over their heads, the White Sox (28-25) rallied for three runs in the sixth inning and three more in the eighth to defeat the Mets, 6-4.
Jose Abreu led off the sixth with a single and Todd Frazier followed with his major-league tying and American League-leading 16th homer (click on top link below). With two outs, Tyler Saladino (pictured in montage above) walked and proceeded to steal both second and third. A Dioner Navarro single brought Tyler home as the Sox trailed 4-3.
In the eighth, the Sox took the lead as Cabrera walked with with one out and scored ahead of Saladino’s third homer of the season (click on bottom link), giving the Sox a 5-4 lead. The Good Guys added an insurance run as Brett Lawrie singled home Jimmy Rollins, who walked as a pinch-hitter.
Zach Putnam, Dan Jennings, Nate Jones and David Robertson each pitched a scoreless inning in relief. Robertson, who came on in the ninth, recorded his 13th save. Jennings (2-1) got credit for the victory.
Saladino on the fly ball to Adam Eaton in right-field that ended the game and the streak: “You see that ball go up in the air, and you feel all that weight fall off your shoulders.”
Quote of the Day
Robin, on the Sox after the comeback win last night:
“It’s the way they keep fighting back. You’re down 4-0, a lesser group gives up–and they won’t do that.”
Off Day. On Friday night it will be the White Sox vs. Tigers at Comerica Park, Detroit (6:08 p.m. CT, CSN) in the opener of a three-game series. Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (2-4, 4.24) for the Sox, RHP Jordan Zimmermann (7-2, 2.52) for the Tigers.
Photo of the Day
One factor leading up to the Sox’ breaking the losing streak might have been Robertson losing the “high socks” look.
“Yeah, listen,” David said. “we’re mixing it up, we needed a win.”