Sunday, June 3, 2012
White Sox 4 Mariners 2: Chris Sale Is Still Pretty Awesome
Bit of a short recap today as I have things to do and places to be, but this one isn't that hard to wrap up.
Chris Sale followed up a 15-strikeout performance against the Rays in his last start with his first career complete game against Seattle. Save for one pitch that Miguel Olivo hit the crap out of in the second inning, the Mariners didn't have much of a chance.
The offense wasn't all that potent for the Sox today, either, but that was to be expected given the players who got the day off. The Sox left a lot of runners on base (3-for-13 with runners in scoring position, 12 men left on base) but they were able to get just enough runners across home plate to win.
What was surprising was the fact that of the 9 hits the Sox did get, over half came from bench guys like Brent Lillibridge, Tyler Flowers and Eduardo Escobar.