And, the same can be said for the Sunday afternoon White Sox game against the Twinkies.
White Sox left-hander Hector Santiago (0-1) was hammered hard in his second start of the season. It was his third homer in 43 at-bats this season and third game-ending shot of his career. He was reacquired last month in a trade with Oakland after he was designated for assignment by the Athletics.
"Everybody tells me", said Rosario. "I just go out and have fun, and when it's not going well, just continue to go". "Luckily, I got a pitch that I could handle and didn't miss it". The team's starters have a 5.68 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 5.6 strikeouts per nine innings. Nate Jones (2-0) got the win, retiring his only batter.
The highlight of the series was the first game where the Sox won on a walk-off home run by Trayce Thompson. He also doubled and singled in his second multihit game of the season.
Matt Magill allowed a run on two hits in two innings in relief of Lynn, and Phil Hughes recorded the final three outs. But Shields' ability to lead by example, to serve as a mentor to young pitchers like Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez and Carson Fulmer, that's what remains a big deal for those developing players and this rebuilding organization. "At the end of the day, we had a two-run lead, and we gave it up. I'm the one who didn't do the job today". In the bottom of the seventh, the Sox tied it up.
As a unit, Chicago's pitching staff has allowed 5.5 runs per game overall in 2018.
Rosario had four hits, including a two-run homer in the third inning and a two-run double in the fourth. He struck out two. Gibson did not get a decision in a 7-4 defeat at Toronto with a pair of runs allowed over five innings pitched.
The Twins added three runs in the third to pull ahead 6-1.
Twins: CF Byron Buxton (fractured toe) accompanied the team on the 10-game road trip and may attempt to run Wednesday for the first time since fouling a ball off his foot in a minor league game on April 22.
"I feel great", he said. He has yet to throw off a mound since being placed on the DL retroactive to April 19.
A three-time 15-game victor with the St. Louis Cardinals, Lynn had won just one of his previous 15 starts dating to early last August. Manager Rick Renteria said an MRI came back clean and the move was precautionary.