It sure felt like it though. A wild pitch ends up leading to the eventual game-winning run for the Dodgers. The White Sox drop yet another game and their tenuous lead in the AL Central now sits at just half a game.
Chris Sale and Clayton Kershaw were looking to be quite a pitching match up. I was looking forward to seeing a pitcher’s duel. Instead, we had a couple of pitchers who struggled.
Early on, Chris Sale had the advantage and was leading the Dodgers. But as he just didn’t have control like he normally does, the Dodgers did come roaring back.
While his teammates got him off the hook for the loss, they didn’t get enough to make sure he could win. In the eighth inning, Matt Thornton came into the game. I’m sure no one was looking forward to seeing him, especially since he generally scares people when he enters games and has just been bad.
In any event, a wild pitch is thrown and the winning run is scored. Sadly, the Sox are unable to come back into the ninth. Tonight the Sox will try, try again. Hopefully it goes well, though I don’t have a ton of faith on that given who is starting . . .