Chicago White Sox former owner Bill Veeck said it best when he stated “If there is any justice in this world, to be a White Sox fan frees a man from any other form of penance.” The Pale Hose dropped another game in embarrassing fashion on Thursday night. They once again allowed 16 runs to the Boston Red Sox as they fell by a score of 16-7. Boston outscored Chicago 33-13 in the series.
Dallas Keuchel For The Last Time (Hopefully)
Keuchel lasted 2.0 innings and allowed six runs on seven hits. He allowed a lead-off homer to Kike Hernandez, the first batter of the game. Trevor Story, in the top of the second, put the White Sox at a 6-0 deficit with a three-run homer. It was the second straight start where Keuchel allowed six runs.
Andrew Vaughn Was Alive and Well
Andrew Vaughn was the loan bright spot for the White Sox. He tattooed Red Sox starter Michael Wacha for five RBIs. A double with the bases loaded in the third cut the deficit in half. The righty added a homer in the fifth to bring the Sox within two runs. The five RBIs were a career high for the young slugger.
It was Wacha’s worst start of the year compliments of Vaughn. He pitched 4.1 innings, allowed five runs on seven hits, and fanned two.
Things Come Unglued
In the seventh, White Sox skipper Tony La Russa called on lefty Tanner Banks. The Red Sox added two runs to their lead on RBI singles from Christian Vázquez and Christian Arroyo. Banks fared even worse in the eighth inning when the Red Sox added five more runs with two outs. Banks was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte after reliever Joe Kelly was placed on the IL with a hamstring strain. Second baseman Josh Harrison pitched the ninth inning and allowed two runs on Kevin Plawecki’s two-run homer.
The White Sox have been outscored 125-80 at home this year.
Tim Anderson notched his 20th multi-hit game.
Trevor Story homered for the seventh time in his last seven games.
What’s On Tap Next?
The White Sox, thankfully, are off on Friday. Righty Johnny Cueto will start on Saturday in the first game of the two-game set against the Cubs. He hasn’t allowed a run in his first two starts. The Cubs will likely send Keegan Thompson to the hill. Thompson is 4-0 with a 1.54 ERA. You can catch it all on NBC Sports Net Chicago or Marquee Sports Network. Game time is 6:15 p.m. CDT. The Sox On Tap post game crew will have the immediate reaction following the game.
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