It smelled like victory in the visitors clubhouse at Wrigley Field, where former Cub DJ LeMahieu hoped to keep the celebrations going Tuesday night.
White Sox beat writer for the Chicago Sun-Times
The Sox will draft 3rd, behind the Orioles and Royals next June. In the first year of the rebuild last season, they lost 95 games and drafted 4th.
There is not much middle ground between support or scorn for Yoan Moncada, and it’s not hard to see why. He produced a lot but struck out a lot, too.
Carlos Rodon recorded three outs and gave up eight runs in his last start of 2018. He says he feels healthy, though, a year removed from surgery.
Outfielder/designated hitter Daniel Palka, with a team-high 27 homers, might see action at first base next season, manager Rick Renteria said.
Reynaldo Lopez said he had a heart-to-heart talk with himself that helped him finish with a 3-1 record and a 1.13 ERA in his last six starts.
The White Sox fanned 12 times against the Twins on Friday afternoon, putting them within eight of the major-league record for strikeouts in a season.
‘‘We’re still very excited about his ability,’’ Chris Getz said of Robert. ‘‘He can impact a game in a lot of different ways, and that’s a rarity.’’
Jose Abreu won’t join his teammates when the Sox close out the season in Minnesota this weekend. Instead, he’ll head home to Miami and call it a year.
Eleven months ago, general manager Rick Hahn warned that the second year of a rebuild can be the worst. “That has proven to be correct,’’ Hahn said.
Sanchez drove in a run and scored the game-winner on Daniel Palka’s walk-off two-run single in the Sox’ 5-4 victory against the Indians.
Say what you want about the Sox’ coaching staff, but Renteria says it would be hard to find a harder-working bunch.
Dylan Covey pitched six scoreless innings for the second straight time, but Corey Kluber pitched seven en route to a 4-0 victory Monday night.