The San Francisco Giants beat themselves and the Chicago White Sox took advantage of their miscues. The White Sox took the series with their second straight win in San Francisco. Dylan Cease labored through five innings, but pitched well enough to earn the victory.
June’s Pitcher Of The Month
Lamont Wade Jr. opened the scoring in the first inning with a solo homer. It was the only run surrendered by Cease. The MLB leader in K/9 was named the AL Pitcher of the Month for June prior to the game. The righty only fanned four in the contest and did not have his best stuff. He tossed five innings, issued four walks, and allowed four hits. Tanner Banks, Joe Kelly, and Kendall Graveman recorded the final 12 outs. Banks pitched two perfect innings and struck out two. He hasn’t surrendered a run in three innings of relief in the series. Kelly, pitching on consecutive days for the first time in 2022, allowed a run on one hit and two walks. Kendall Graveman also squandered a run on three hits, but earned the save.
The White Sox got on the board in the fourth inning when Joc Pederson misjudged a fly ball by Gavin Sheets, plating Tim Anderson and Andrew Vaughn. Anderson reached on an infield single and was safe at second on a throwing error by first baseman Brandon Belt. Yoan Moncada followed with a base hit to right field with the Giants infield playing in. Jose Abreu reached on a two-out walk and scored on the hit. Leury García, who plated the game-winning run in Friday’s win, drove in Adam Haseley with a fielder’s choice grounder in the sixth. Jose scored on the play after shortstop Donovan Walton’s throw sailed over the head of Logan Webb, who was covering first base.
The Sox were finally able to capitalize on defensive miscues by their opponent. An opportunistic outcome in the victory that has been missing from the 2022 South Siders. Webb was the victim of the mental lapses and took the loss. He worked 6.0 innings allowing five runs (three earned) on six hits and one walk while striking out five.
Graveman saved consecutive games for the first time this season, but will likely be on the shelf Sunday after pitching consecutive days.
Adam Engel and Liam Hendriks are expected to be back on Monday.
Eloy Jimenez is getting closer to a return after playing right field in consecutive games for Triple-A Charlotte.
What’s On Tap Next?
Lucas Giolito faces San Francisco on Sunday as the Pale Hose look to sweep the Giants. Giolito has one victory in his previous six starts. John Brebbia, who has pitched primarily in relief this season, will make his second start for the Giants. You can watch it all on NBC Sports Chicago. Sox On Tap will have the postgame.
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