Luis Robert looked to jump-start the Chicago White Sox offense in the sixth inning of a scoreless game Friday contrary to the Detroit Tigers, wanting to steal second base.
Robert slid headfirst but didnt reach the bag as he made connection with the left leg of second baseman Jonathan Schoop, who was simply trying to create a tag.
Robert twisted and lay on his back pain. After being tested by working out staff, he exiting with a sprained left wrist.
X-rays were negative, the Sox said Friday. Roberts status remained daily, manager Tony La Russa stated before Saturdays game contrary to the Tigers at Guaranteed Rate Field.
He said it felt tight, some soreness, La Russa said.
AJ Pollock shifted to center field with Robert not in Saturdays starting lineup. For the next straight night, Andrew Vaughn drove in the go-ahead run, scoring Jos Abreu on a two-out single in the seventh because the Sox beat the Tigers 6-4.
Abreu reached on an infield hit. With one out, Yasmani Grandal flied out to deep center. Abreu tagged and was ruled safe at second. The decision stood following a video review.
Vaughn followed with the single to center, breaking a 4-all tie. Pollock added insurance in the eighth with a solo homer to left.
Sox starter Lucas Giolito allowed four runs on eight hits with seven strikeouts and something walk in seven innings. He got stronger because the game went along, quitting only one in his final four innings.
The Sox won on a later date of lineup juggling due to injuries.
Leury Garca returned to shortstop after missing the prior three games due to hip and back soreness. Garca is completing for Tim Anderson, who continued the injured list Tuesday with a sagittal band tear on the center finger of his left hand. Anderson likely will miss about six weeks.
We got lots of practice over 2 yrs (coping with injuries), and its own a collective thing, La Russa said. Players know its section of the game. Games still count. You consider everything you have, not what youre missing. We respect the truth that the (injured) guys, we wish we’d them.
However the games still count, so players, staff, you contend with everything you got. This sport is big enough. Youve got 13 pitchers and 13 other players. It is possible to cope with injuries if your brain is right, and our minds are right.
The Sox found a means Friday, with Vaughns two-out, two-run single in the seventh serving as all of the offense in a 2-0 victory.
While he didnt element in your choice, starter Michael Kopech had a night to keep in mind. The Sox right-hander had a career-high 11 strikeouts in six hitless innings.
Hes always got the talent and the stuff, La Russa said Friday following the game. Hes a pitcher. He located, threw breaking balls in various counts. He previously an excellent breaking ball. Moved his fastball around and had life. There by the end, he previously good command of his fastball to opt for another stuff he was throwing.
Kopech said he was dragging a lot between his last two starts. He previously a shorter sideline session before Fridays outing.
Its just been communication and we continue steadily to do this and I believe we have been in an excellent spot, Kopech said.
Kopech showed precisely how good, striking out the medial side in the next. He previously another strikeout to begin with the 3rd, struck out two of the three he faced in the fourth, three of the four batters in the fifth and two of three in the sixth.
He left after 85 pitches. In accordance with STATS, Kopech became the initial Sox pitcher since at the very least 1974 to exit a casino game with a no-hitter of at the very least six innings pitched still intact.
White Sox starting pitcher Michael Kopech looks up at a popup to get rid of the very best of the sixth inning contrary to the Tigers on Friday at Guaranteed Rate Field. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)
While he wished to remain in the overall game, Kopech said he understood your choice to really have the bullpen dominate. Javier Bez led off the seventh with an individual to right-center against reliever Reynaldo Lpez.
The Sox have already been aware of Kopechs workload all season.
I was created and raised with players, especially pitchers, you dont do anything knowingly to jeopardize their career, La Russa said. You need them to pitch so long as they are able to, healthy. Been this way the complete time. Not likely to change now. I love the actual fact he wished to go back on the market, I dont blame him. And I also appreciate the fans wanting him to return on the market.
Kopech said the communication has been good as he’s got made the move back again to the rotation after working mostly as a reliever in 2021.
We discussed playing it from begin to start all year, Kopech said. Thats what we are likely to continue steadily to do. We have been not looking too much ahead. Observe how Personally i think tomorrow and your day after and all set for five days from now from then on. Well continue steadily to go daily. Thats a significant part of a 162-game season.
Particularly when we are attempting to create a push to stay the playoffs. We have been just taking decision-making slow. But Im likely to be transparent using them as theyve been transparent with me.
Kopech has pitched 104 innings in 21 starts this year. He threw 69 innings in 44 appearances (four starts) last season.
Just obtaining a full season under my belt this season and being truly a competitor for I dont understand how many starts Im likely to have but as much as Im allotted, Kopech said. I believe which will set me up for an excellent position continue.