The Dodgers Wasted a Magnificent Start by White

Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2022

On an abnormally cool Tuesday evening on the southside of Chicago, the Chicago White Sox shut out the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-to-0.

Perhaps in his last start in the Major Leagues for a while, Mitch White was marvelous for five innings. For the first time this season, White had pinpoint control of all his pitches, and his pitches had tremendous controllable movement. In his five innings, he allowed only two hits while striking out five and walking none. With Clayton Kershaw’s probable return on Sunday against the San Francisco Giants, White will not have an opportunity to start until the Dodgers began their nineteen-consecutive-game stretch. Certainly, White has earned another opportunity to start in the Major Leagues.

In the sixth inning, neither Phil Bickford nor David Price pitched well. The ex-Dodger AJ Pollock delivered a two-run double. Both Yency Almonte and Justin Bruihl performed well in relief, but they came into the game too late.

No Dodger could hit Chicago pitching since they used rising fastball. So far during the 2022 season, the Dodgers are a lousy fastball-hitting team. This must improve, or the Dodgers will not last long in the postseason if they make it there. Justin Turner collected his one thousandth hit as a Dodger.

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