Chicago White Sox bats stay cold in 1-0 loss to Tigers
Reynaldo Lopez did everything he could for the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.
Unfortunately, he wasn't able to hit.
Starting for the Sox on another frigid day at Guaranteed Rate Field, Lopez was effectively wild while allowing 1 run on 2 hits and 5 walks over 7 innings.
That is usually a winning stat line, but Lopez and the White Sox lost to the Tigers 1-0. The Sox's offense also was quiet Saturday in a 6-1 loss to Detroit, which swept the three-game series.
"It was a little bit difficult because it was my first time pitching in this kind of weather," Lopez said through a translator. "But at the end of the day I was able to adapt."
Detroit's run came in the first inning on Miguel Cabrera's sacrifice fly. Lopez issued a pair of walks in the fourth and fifth innings but was able to work out of trouble.
"I think this was one was a good one," he said. "With the walks, I didn't let them bother me and I didn't let them make me lose my focus in the game. I was mad with the walks, but I was able to keep my focus and perform."
The White Sox were limited to 3 hits by Tigers starter Mike Fiers and four relievers.
The Sox loaded the bases with one out in the first inning but Nicky Delmonico lined out and Welington Castillo grounded out.
"We've been putting together some good (at-bats)," shortstop Tim Anderson said. "We haven't been getting great results, but we definitely have been scratching and putting the barrel on the ball."
McConnell dead at 79:
Former White Sox radio broadcaster Joe McConnell passed away Sunday morning in Indianapolis at 79.
McConnell called Sox games from 1980-1984. He teamed with Harry Caray, Jimmy Piersall and Rich King on WBBM-AM coverage from 1980-81. From 1982-84, McConnell worked with Early Wynn and Lorn Brown on WMAQ-AM.
McConnell's career also included 23 seasons in the NFL as the voice of the Denver Broncos (1969), Minnesota Vikings (1971--76, 1985--87), Chicago Bears (1977--84), Indianapolis Colts (1992-94) and Tennessee Oilers (1997--98).