With another cold that brought more down to Chicago, the White Sox and Cubs didn't have the same ideal playing conditions they had last night. It turned out that the weather would play for Lucas Giolito and Jon Lester as the top / bottom line was set to seven runs in total for the game.
The crimes had a different idea. At the first pitch of the game, Leury Garcia took a deep lead for a 429 foot home race, giving Sox an early 1-0 lead.
At Giolito's first pitch, Kyle Schwarber hit a line drive out of his stomach in the right field for a double. Then the problems continued with Giolito going Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez to load the bases. James McCann tried to get Giolito back on track after a height visit, but on a 1
Giolito would strike out David Bote and Lester looking to finish the first inning, but 34 places and a crooked number on the scoreboard put the White Sox in a deep hole. There was a chance for Giolito to help himself after Yolmer Sanchez struck his first triple in 2019 with two outs, but Lester threw a curve on a 1-2 count that Giolito swung through the end of the second inning.
After a scoreless second inning, it turned out that Giolito was back on the track with two outs in the third inning, but Contreras noticed him again for his second run of the night to make it 5-1.
Sox & # 39; would want to mount a rally to start the fourth inning. James McCann hit his seventh home run in 2019 to make it 5-2. Eloy Jimenez worked a trip and advanced to second base on a wild pitch for Yoan Moncada. After not swinging the right hand yesterday, Moncada was back enough to beat a double down on the left field line that scored Jimenez and make it a 5-3 game.
With one out, Sanchez hit a dribble down to the third base where Kris Bryant fielded in front of the bag. What made this game strange is Moncada running against third, as Bryant could have just tagged him to second out and an embarrassing TOOTBLAN. Instead, Bryant threw over the diamond, but Sanchez hit it for an infield single. Sanchez wanted to get to second base by beating his third base in 2019.
Giolito showed a bundle, but did not put the ball into play that knocked out the second time and left it to Garcia with two outs to tie the game. In another bizarre bill from the home judge, Garcia hit a helicopter in front of the plate, which hit him in the chest. On TV playback, Garcia did not leave the battery box yet, so the government should have been a bug. However, home plate judge Corey Blaser decided that Garcia was out of the box and called Garcia out.
Certainly, in the Cubs half, David Bote tackled the Cub's third home run at night to make it 6-3. Giolito would come back to knock out again without further damage, but the Cubs were in control halfway through the game.
Leaving in the fifth inning, Giolito had a strange rise line of 4.1 IP 7 H 6 ER 3 BB 9 K, where Contreras made the bulk of the damage.
When the bullpens got involved, the run stopped. Josh Osisch, Juan Minaya and Kelvin Herrera combined to throw 2.2 speechless innings with four strikes and only two hits allowed. Cub's relievers Kyle Ryan, Brad Brach and Mike Montgomery almost matched those numbers, scoring 2.1 scoreless innings with two strikeouts and two hits allowed.
One of these hits was by Moncada batting left-handed with a triple down on the right-field line against Brach, but he was stranded there as nip-hitter Charlie Tilson could only pattern a weak helicopter back to the height for a 1 -3 groundout .
The Cubs tackled another race in the eighth inning when Schwarber hit a sharp double right-line out of Jose Ruiz. Addison Russell scored all the way from the first base, but inning ended when Abreu cut the Tilson throw to seam Schwarber on his way to third base.
In the ninth inning, Zack Collins made his MLB debut against Steve Cishek. Worked the counter to the full, Collins saw a 90 mph fastball rise out of the zone to draw a ride. He will have to wait for his first official bat in Texas, when Cishek knocked out Garcia and made Anderson fly out to the center field that closed the game.
- Yoan Moncada went 2-for-4 with a double and triple, and Yolmer Sanchez had a good night that went 3-for-4.
- Tim Anderson made a bad decision about basepaths. Leaving the fifth inning with a double, Anderson tried to steal the third base from Lester. Getting a good jump didn't happen much when Contreras made a perfect throw to spike Anderson for the first time with Abreu, McCann and Jimenez who came up to bat.
Record: 35-37 | Box score | Highlights