The White Sox (10-11) dropped the second game of a doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals (4-3) on Saturday.
Matt Foster took the ball for the White Sox in game two while Jake Woodford made his Major League Debut for the Cardinals.
Foster gave the Sox two perfect innings before handing the ball over to Codi Heuer. He was able to retire the Cardinals despite a throwing error by Yoan Moncada.
In the White Sox third, Luis Robert hit a solo home run to open the scoring and give the good guys a 1-0 lead. A 435-foot opposite-field bomb. The highlight is below for your viewing pleasure.
St. Louis answered right back in their half of the fourth. With Zack Burdi on the mound, Paul Goldschmidt tomahawked a ball over the left field wall to tie the game at 1-1.
More offense came in the bottom of the fourth. With Genesis Cabrera on the mound for St. Louis, Yasmani Grandal walked. Eloy Jimenez drove him home with his sixth home run of the year. White Sox lead 3-1.
Jimmy Cordero entered the game for the Sox. Max Schrock recorded his first-career hit to begin the fifth for the visitors. He was erased on a 5-4 fielder’s choice off the bat of Harrison Bader. Tommy Edman was hit by a pitch to put two on. A passed ball allowed the runners to advance with one out. Matt Carpenter grounded out to second to push home a run, making it 3-2. This chased Cordero from the game in exchange for Evan Marshall. Goldschmidt grounded one up the middle that kicked off of Danny Mendick’s glove. No out was recorded but a run scored to tie the game at 3-3. Tyler O’Neil then sent a ball over the left field wall to give the Cardinals a 5-3 advantage. Brad Miller blooped a single to center for a single. Tyler Carlson also recorded his first-career hit. Miller advanced to third, and Marshall was pulled from the game. Jace Fry came into the game and struck out Matt Wieters to end the long inning.
In the Cardinals’ seventh, Steve Cishek entered the game and allowed a Carpenter single to begin the inning. O’Neil doubled to left-center. Brad Miller flew out deep to right that allowed Carpenter to tag and score to extend the Cardinals’ lead to 6-3.
Andrew Miller came into the game to try and close things out for St. Louis. Jimenez led off with a sharp single up the middle. James McCann struck out and Robert followed with a fly out to center. Edwin Encarnacion pinch-hit for Nomar Mazara. A wild pitch allowed Jimenez to advance to second. Encarnacion struck out to end the game.
The White Sox drop both doubleheader games and fall one game under .500. The final game of the series is tomorrow at 1:10 PM CT. Dallas Keuchel for the Sox, Dakota Hudson for the Cardinals.
The good news is, Eloy hit the ball hard in game two. The other good news is that Luis Robert homered again. The bad news? Everything else. My opinion is that the Sox just look defeated now. They can’t hold a lead, they can’t play from behind. It honestly feels like they just can’t beat good teams. Royals and Tigers were no problem, but every other opponent seems to be an issue. Need to pick it up because this season is quickly passing us by, and the room for error is minimal.