This is the first game of the White Sox in Anaheim on Friday night. Starting from their first victory in 2021, they defeated the Angels 12-8 at Angel Stadium.
Since September 5, 2018, Michael Koppech participated in the regular season for the first time.
Tony La Russa has won the manager’s game for the first time since the Cardinals won the 2011 World Tour. And Yermin Mercedes, who has just participated in a baseball game, not only played his first career, but also played his first 5 games, all of which scored his own first. A major league header.
Mercedes joined Cecil Travis in Washington (5/1
“There are smiles everywhere. Most of them are from Jerme.” said Koppéch during an important night at Mercedes. “It’s so cool, buddy. I hope everyone on our team can be successful, and it’s crazy like this guy who has wanted to make a debut and make history for a long time. It’s great. “
Kopech, who appeared as a starter before the last Tommy John surgery, protected his 7-6 lead by mitigating the perfect sixth and seventh innings. According to Statcast, the right-hander hit 21 of his 33 shots, fanned out 3, and used his fastball to reach top speed at 99.4 mph. He also mixed in 10 sliders. The right-hander left after walking Mike Trout to open eighth, but Evan Marshall and Liam Hendriks ended the game scorelessly .
Friday’s effort marked the fifth time that Koppech has participated in his career, and this is his second career victory.
“I didn’t even know I won. I thought it was Foster’s. In the right field. “That’s great. I am excited about this. “
Kopech’s La Russa said: “The number one reason he got there is that we think he can help us.” “The longer he pitches, the more proof that we want to ride him.”
At the same time, La Russa won the No. 2,729 championship as a manager. This is the first time he won the White Sox championship since 1986. The White Sox took a 7-1 lead after José Abreu’s third professional Grand Slam-bringing him a total of 199 home runs-but watching the Angels in four In the game, Keuchel scored 6 rounds (three points) to reduce the deficit to one point.
Hendriks scored his first White Sox save by shooting 1 1/3 innings in Shohei Ohtani’s 9th home run, two strikeouts and two runs. Eighth place was assisted by Luis Robert, the midfielder on the right side of Jose Iglesias with two players pitting and two outs. Struggling during the long journey.
Therefore, this is a meaningful experience for La Russa, who will manage No. 5,095 in the regular season on Saturday. But this is not an easy task.
“I’m very excited. That’s why they keep scoring.” La Russa said. “In order for these guys to come out today to relax like us, let them get close to us, they have a very good team over there, in order to keep us there, we drew some heroism from the disaster relief staff, which is Well-deserved. It is very suspicious that I have only just begun to enjoy it.”
After a record of 14-0 against the South Claw starters in 2020, the White Sox defeated Andrew Heaney this season to improve their record against the left-handed starter to 1-0. Since Tyler Alexander joined the Tigers on September 28, 2019, the White Sox has not lost to a left-handed game, although he did not consider the final decision.
Usual criminal suspects like Abreu and Tim Anderson homered to start the ninth round of the 5th round, and they contributed to this continued dominance of the South Paws. But Mercedes added 4 RBIs in his 5 strikes, which is a new increase in offensive firepower.
An ecstatic Mercedes said: “So I don’t want to do too much.” “Whenever bats, I want to stay in my own space, stay there. You only have one or two hits, just stay Don’t do too much there. That’s what I’m thinking.”
“He made history,” Abruu said through interpreter Billy Russo. “We as the White Sox will be proud of what he did today.”