Rick Renteria summarized it smartly.
“Today was not one of our better games,” Renteria stated. “I’m not going to try to sugarcoat it.”
The Brewers defeated the White Sox 8-3 Thursday in a sport at Guaranteed Rate Field that became round as temporarily as Eloy Jimenez flopped into the web after failing to run down what gave the look of a regimen fly out off the bat of Christian Yelich, who were given the very last thing he anticipated when the ball left his bat — an inside-the-park house run.
After Jimenez’ glove neglected what gave the look of a risk free ball that dropped within the line and bounced to the left box nook, Jimenez tumbled over the aspect wall. By the time he were given on his toes and retrieved it, Yelich — who used to be jogging assuming it will be stuck — used to be turning at the burners and circling the bases, sparking a four-run 5th inning.
In the 3rd sport of the season, Jimenez slammed into the wall chasing a house run he had no play on and neglected two video games, and he neglected time ultimate season getting harm within the outfield, too. Renteria wasn’t crucial Thursday, and he cited Jimenez’ choice to be an good enough defender and no longer a chosen hitter.
“I’m sure he was embarrassed that the ball wasn’t able to be caught,” Renteria stated.
“Well we’ve played 12 games? 13? So he made a mistake today and one that I’m sure he’s going to be kicking himself about. One more fly ball, one more fade that he gets to experience. I’m not going to harp on it because as I said, they are going to be few and far between. That’s probably not the story of the game. The story of the game is we were probably shut down a little bit on the offensive side.”
Left-hander Gio Gonzalez must have had two outs and no person on protective a 2-1 lead, however the inning unraveled from there with a stroll, a homer via Jedd Gyorko and an error on first baseman Jose Abreu, who stayed flat-footed on a prime throw from shortstop Leury Garcia.
“Shouldn’t walk that guy. Have to go out there and attack it, attack the strike zone,” Gonzalez stated.
“I felt great. I felt I was going after the hitters. I felt like I was doing my job.”
Asked about his view of the inside-the-park homer, Gonzalez stated, “I didn’t get a good angle on it. It looked foul. It’s one of those things. I don’t know, not much.”
Before all that, it used to be having a look like Garcia’s night time. He homered in opposition to Brewers starter Josh Lindblom — who struck out the primary 5 Sox he confronted — in the second one for a 2-1 Sox lead. Garcia additionally made two consecutive great performs within the fourth and his RBI double within the 9th driven around the Sox’ 3rd run. Aside from Garcia, the one offense got here by way of singles from Yoan Moncada, Danny Mendick, Abreu and Nomar Mazara, who would depart the sport after taking a pitch off his shin house.
Gonzalez (7.71 ERA) pitched four 1⁄Three innings, permitting 5 runs (4 earned) on 8 hits and 3 walks. He has yielded 10 earned runs on 20 hits in 11 2⁄Three innings over 3 appearances.
Steve Cishek (11.57 ERA) hit two batters and walked two in a three-run Brewers 8th because the Sox (7-6) misplaced their 2nd in a row.