Some type of nightmare.
White Sox 7, Tigers 6
When you score six runs on the day Chris Sale starts, you assume it was a good day. It was not. The Tigers and Sox traded single runs early and then Victor Martinez turned on an 0-2 pitch from Sale for a home run to give the Tigers a 3-1 lead in the 3rd. The Sox tied it an inning later, but the Tigers counted by tacking on three additional runs over the next few innings. Alfredo Simon (6 GS, 36.2 IP, 3.44 ERA, 3.82 FIP) looked a lot like the Simon we’ve been expecting, giving them 5 innings of 3 run baseball with some control issues. The Tigers had a 6-3 lead and only two innings left, but unfortunately Joakim Soria only gets to pitch in one of those innings and the White Sox pummeled Joba Chamberlain in the 8th inning, taking the lead from the Tigers and putting them on the ropes for the 9th. Castellanos reached base via a single and then McCann singled but TOOTBLAN’d himself, setting up an Iglesias game ending ground out. It was quite the defeat and they’ll try to salvage one behind Kyle Lobstein (4 GS, 25.1 IP, 3.91 ERA, 3.23 FIP) on Thursday.
The Moment: Victor homers in the 3rd.