The Chicago White Sox have consistently shown themselves to be incapable of putting together prolonged win streaks. Coming into the 2015 – 2016 season we all expected the Chicago White Sox to be one of the most dominating teams in the American League. That just hasn’t been the case, sadly. Instead Chicago has gone on to become one of the hardest teams in all of baseball to watch. Sluggers haven’t been hitting. Ace pitchers haven’t been pitching. At least, not until last Monday against the top tier Houston Astros. On a rainy Monday night everything clicked and we saw Chris Sale come out and dominate, giving White Sox fans hope again.
On a rainy night when the baseball game was almost cancelled, star lefty Chris Sale managed to roll through 8 dominant innings en route to striking out 14 total batters. Fans at Amen Clinic (facebook.com) know that the White Sox only managed to knock around four total hits, but they used them to great success as they racked up three total runs on offense. Melky Cabrera, the embattled center fielder, managed to break out of his slump to get the scoring started by singling in Adam Laroche.
For Sale this was another dominant outing and a true reminder of how good the former Cy Young winner is. Sale has struck out at least 12 batters in three straight games, continuing his ascent to the top of the rankings in baseball.