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White Sox: Bats go Quiet as Sox Fall to Giants 5-2

It was another quiet day offensively for the White Sox as they fell to the Giants 5-2 this afternoon. Anthony has more on the game here.

The battle for the fifth starting spot has been under way for awhile now, and with less than two weeks left of camp, time will only tell who will grab it. Manny Banuelos who happens to be in that conversation was on the mound this afternoon against the San Francisco Giants. The White Sox would go on to lose this one 4-2.

Banuelos got off to a hot start only allowing two hits through three innings. It wasn’t until the top of the fifth when Manny and the White Sox got in to a little bit of trouble. After getting The Panda, Pablo Sandoval, to ground out to Tim Anderson, Banuelos would then get pulled after leaving runners on second and third.

Ryan Burr would come in for relief where he would allow Donovan Solano to bring home both Alen Hanson and Gerado Parra to score. The Giants would go to score their other two runs of the inning via a throwing error by Burr and a RBI single for Anthony Garcia.

In the top of the ninth, Thyago Vieira found himself in some trouble after loading up the bases on three batters. Josh Osich came in after Vieira where he would walk in the fifth and final run.

Banuelos’ Final Line: 4.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K.

It seemed as if the White Sox offense was primed for a big day when Yonder Alonso hit his fourth home run of spring training on a two run bomb in the bottom of the first. After that sequence, the bats began to go quiet. Adam Engel had himself a good day today going 2-3 with two singles at the plate. It wasn’t so much what he did at the plate though that got everybody’s attention.

Just because it is spring training doesn’t mean it isn’t too early for some Adam Engel home run robbery.

Engel also would go on to collect the last White Sox hit in the fourth until the bottom of the eighth when Matt Skole would single to right field. And that sums up the rest of the White Sox offense.

Other News

It was reported earlier today from Ricky Renteria himself that your 2019 Opening Day Starter will be Carlos Rodon. Which is to nobody’s surprise.

As for Dane Dunninghe underwent successful Tommy John surgery this afternoon.

On Deck

The White Sox will take on the Cincinnati Reds tomorrow, March 19th. First pitch will be thrown at 8:05 CT.

Follow Anthony on Twitter (@Anthonyp332) for more White Sox news and opinion

Feature Photo Credit: Sean Williams/The Loop Sports

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