Eloy Jiménez leads 3 as the White Sox leads past the Mariners

Seattle – The 2022 White Sox has been disbanded. They have been fired. They’ve had some highs and some lows. They were selected by some before the season to win the World Championship, and just as in September, they have won one game more than they lost.

But they did not give up and still had a lot of talent. And after a 9-6 round-trip win over the Mariners at sunny T-Mobile Park on Wednesday to seal a major road series win, they still have reason to believe they can push into October.

The White Sox took two out of three of the Hot Mariners. They are 69-68, they are in the heat of the race to Central American LeagueThey are understandably excited about the way things have been going lately.

“This team is good,” said Miguel Cairo, acting director. “No, it’s not good. truly Good. And that’s what you’ll get every day. We will really do good. And it was shown today, yesterday and the day before, at home, and that’s what you’ll get every day.”

Wednesday was a microcosm of the Chicago season. There was an ordeal and some self-inflicted wounds, but the resilience of the club kept him afloat, and the insult showed what he can do when it matters.

Immediately, the team was tested by Mariners player Luis Castillo, the powerful right-hander that Seattle acquired before the deadline to trade in a huge deal with the Reds. Castillo was drawing a fastball that reached 99 mph and mixed into a devastating pass, and the White Sox started the game by scoring seven times in a row, a record for a Mariners bowler to start a game.

Meanwhile, the beginning of Chicago, Michael Kubisch, he was out of the injured list period and was at the end of the field. He was sharp in the first two runs, collecting three hits, then rust appeared in the third.

Kubis, who hasn’t sped since August 22 due to a left knee strain, walked on reserve catch Curt Casale to lead the run, then allowed a one-time RBI double to Julio Rodríguez, a Ty France single, a sacrifice that traveled to Mitch Heniger and marched home towering from Two floors upstairs to Eugenio Suarez. Kopech ended up for 3 2/3 innings, allowing four runs with four strokes while hitting four and walking two. He made 74 shots.

“I felt good,” Kubis said. “I think at some point, I got a little tired. Maybe that’s to be expected, but it’s not an excuse. But the offense did a great job. We played a great game.”

Down 4-0, the White Sox fought back. They cut the sailors advantage in half at the top of the fourth when Eloy Jimenez Homer shot upstairs on his own to leave the field off Castillo, Jose Abreu scored and gave Chicago some momentum.

On the sixth, Chicago continued to rally, striking in the inning and chasing Castillo in the process. The White Sox led 6-4 on RBI song by Abreu, double RBI by Jiménez (the second of his three hits in the game), sacrifice by Gavin Sheets and double RBI by Andrew Vaughn.

“It was good,” Jimenez said of Castillo. But the second time, [we were] better. I think we can see the ball better and do what we need to do.”

The Mariners managed to run each one in the sixth and seventh inning, making it 6-6 in the seventh in a solo shot by Suarez off loyalist Aaron Bomer, who was making his first appearance since June 7, when he struggled with a strain at the back of the left. .

But again, Chicago won’t back down. At eight, the White Sox came up again after Jiménez hit a single. Discus runner Leury García stole second base and finished third in a foul by catcher Casali, scored on the ground by Sheets.

Vince Velasquez provided a perfect eighth inning bottom for relief, and the White Sox went on for two more rounds in the ninth. Closer Liam Hendriks hit the side in order in the bottom half of his 31 saves of the season.

“These are the matches earlier in the year that we weren’t able to pull out of,” Hendricks said. “And that’s something we’re doing at this club now – we’re not holding back. We’re not afraid to push our way back a little bit and do that kind of thing.

“Obviously we knew those last two series were big, that we could win the first game. [Monday] And our way back in this game was huge.”