Chicago White Sox First-year manager Pedro Grifol is no stranger to Kansas City
The 53-year-old captain has held various coaching roles Royal Family for 10 seasons, and he will get another chance to lead his new team against his old club when white sox continue their four-game series in Kansas City on Tuesday night
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“It’s a special place for me,” said Grifol. Royal Family‘ Kauffman Stadium, where he spent much of his time from 2013–2022. “We’ve had some great runs and magical moments here. Just to be back in this place, look at the ground and see some of the guys I have a good relationship with, it’s a special moment.”
white sox faltered in the series opener on Monday Royal Family His best inning of the season led to a 12–5 win. Kansas City scored eight runs in the sixth to break a 4–4 tie, and he finished with his top run of the year.
It was a disappointing result for Chicago pitchers, as they surrendered too many big hits after leading off hitters.
“When we got him out on strike two, we couldn’t keep him away,” Grifol said. “He got about seven hits with two strikeouts.”
Lucas Giolito (1-2, 3.67 ERA) will try to get white soxThe rotation got back on track Tuesday when he went up against Jordan Lyles (0-5, 6.69) in a battle of right-handers.
Giolito is 9-5 with a 3.67 ERA in 20 career starts. Royal Family, Lyles is 1-3 with a 4.55 ERA in seven lifetime appearances (five starts) against Chicago.
Tuesday’s pitchers are running in opposite directions.
Giolito is coming off a stellar seven-inning performance in which he allowed just one run on two hits against the Minnesota Twins on Thursday.
Lyles has failed to restrict the team to less than seven runs in each of their last two matches. In his most recent start – a no decision against the Baltimore Orioles last Thursday – Lyles gave up eight runs (six earned) on six hits over five innings.
However, Lyles now has a revived offense backing him up. Kansas City has scored 52 runs in the first seven games of its current 10-game homestand. Royal Family Has also hit 13 home runs during that span, including four by Salvador Pérez.
Lyles will attempt to give some breathing space to the somewhat embattled Royal Family pitching staff that saw left-hander Ryan Yarbrough placed on the 10-day injured list on Monday. Yarbrough hit a 106 mph line drive on the side of the head on Sunday and suffered multiple fractures around his right eye
“At that point on the mound, what he said was, ‘I think I’m done. My head is ringing,'” Royal Family said manager Matt Quattro. “It makes perfect sense
“We’re going to have a much better idea (of his prognosis) in the next day or two. If you think about broken bones that don’t require surgery, they heal within four to six weeks . But that’s just for those bones.” It should have activity and that type of stuff.
Kansas City recalled right-hander Jose Cuse from Triple-A Omaha to take Yarbrough’s roster spot, and Cuse earned the win in relief on Monday. Royal Family acquired right-hander James McArthur from the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday in exchange for minor league outfielder Junior Marin and cash
– Field Level Media