Gavin Sheets known as the circumstances “weird.”
The Chicago White Sox made it by way of the weather to seize their first collection win since August with Sunday’s rain-shortened 3-2 victory towards the Boston Red Sox in entrance of 33,399 at Fenway Park.
The sport was known as after six innings and a delay of 1 hour, 43 minutes due to inclement climate within the space.
“It was just one of those things you grind through,” stated Sheets, who went 0-for-1 with a stroll, a run and a sacrifice fly. The outfielder additionally stole the primary base of his profession.
Sheets scored on a two-run double by Elvis Andrus within the fifth inning because the White Sox took a 2-1 lead. He added the sacrifice fly one inning later.
The White Sox took two of three within the collection. It’s their first collection victory since Aug. 7-9 towards the New York Yankees at Guaranteed Rate Field.
“Our pitching carried us,” Sheets stated.
Here are three takeaways from the three video games.
1. Luis Robert Jr. added to his spectacular season earlier than exiting with knee soreness.
Luis Robert Jr. joined uncommon firm when he stole second base throughout Sunday’s first inning.
It was stolen base No. 20 on the season for Robert, who joined outfielder Magglio Ordoñez as the one gamers in franchise historical past to file 35-plus doubles, 30-plus residence runs and 20-plus steals in a season.
Robert has 36 doubles and 38 residence runs to go along with the 20 stolen bases. Ordoñez had 40 doubles, 31 residence runs and 25 stolen bases in 2001.
“There’s not a box he doesn’t check on that field,” supervisor Pedro Grifol stated. “He’s still young and getting better and learning and improving and he’s hungry to learn.”
Robert had an ungainly slide into second whereas stealing the bottom Sunday and left the sport one inning later with left knee soreness. The Sox stated he might be additional evaluated Monday.
“He’s doing all right,” Grifol stated. “He’s a little sore, but we won’t know until tomorrow.”
2. Dylan Cease had considered one of his greatest outings of the season.
The 11 strikeouts have been spectacular. But Dylan Cease’s line on Saturday additionally included no walks.
Cease allowed six hits in seven innings in Saturday’s 1-0 victory. He didn’t issue within the choice, with the sport’s lone run approaching a house run to proper area by Robert with two outs within the prime of the ninth.
Avoiding the walks, Cease stated, was “huge.”
“I had command of three pitches,” Cease stated after Saturday’s sport. “It was coming out hot and (catcher) Korey (Lee) called a great game. Defense did great and I know (the Red Sox) are very disciplined. I knew I had to attack the strike zone and get ahead.”
Cease recorded his 2 hundredth strikeout of the season throughout the sport, his third consecutive season reaching the mark. He joined Chris Sale (2013-16) and Hall of Famer Ed Walsh (1910-12) as the one pitchers in White Sox historical past to file three-plus consecutive seasons of 200 or extra strikeouts.
Saturday’s outing was amongst Cease’s better of the season.
“I’ve been putting in the work, just not necessarily getting the results I wanted,” Cease stated. “Just made sure to have a strong process and just kept working and I got a good feel (Saturday). Hopefully we do it again and go into the offseason strong and come and do it a bunch next year.”
3. Starting pitching outlined the collection.
The beginning pitching was sharp all through the collection.
Touki Toussaint allowed one run on 5 hits with two strikeouts and two walks in 6 1/3 innings Friday for the White Sox in a 3-2 loss. The right-hander didn’t issue within the choice.
“I felt like I attacked hitters, made pitches when I needed to,” Toussaint stated after the sport. “Got ahead and when I did get behind, got right back in the count.”
Mike Clevinger adopted up Cease’s sturdy begin with considered one of his personal Sunday. He allowed two runs on 5 hits within the six innings and regardless of the weather-shortened occasion was credited with the entire sport, his second straight.
“Today was really just me and Korey grinding away,” stated Clevinger, who relied closely on his two-seamer.
White Sox starters have a 1.75 ERA of their final eight video games.
“Pitching is the name of the game,” Grifol stated.