Glen Sparkman has completed his first complete game in his career. He managed to overcome the early struggles and pitched a five-hitter. Whit Merrifield and Hunter Dozier pitched three-hitters and completed a home run as well. Eventually, Royals beat Sox by a huge margin of 11-0.
Sparkman said after the game, “My fastball command was shaky early on. I could not really locate it as much, and the curveball as well”. Sparkman was not leaving the field in eight as he was trying to finish the game. The manager of the team approached him and asked to him whether he would finish the match. Sparkman said, “He asked me How are you feeling?”. He replied him that he was feeling great, according to Sparkman.
Sparkman ended up the game with his career best strikeouts. He also completed the one walk. It was the first complete shutout of the Royals since 2017 and the credit goes to Sparkman’s remarkable performance in the game. Charlie Tilson of Chicago White Sox said, “We are playing hard. Obviously, you have to try a little better”. He also said that the main thing is to bounce back from such defeats and it is the part of game.
Sox are hopeful to come back to the place where they needed to be. Merrifield was given out by the on-field umpire but the decision was overturned with a quick replay. Merrifield said after the match, “I was quite sure that it was going to be fair”. He added, “If its in that corner, it can keep rolling and I knew I had a chance”.
White Sox had a rocky first inning but they made a lot of errors in the game which contributed in their defeat. Kansas City Royals had an amazing game and they won with a complete shutout. It is their best performance in the past two years. White Sox are hopeful for a comeback. Sparkman contributed a lot in the victory of the team and provided a remarkable performance.