A few White Sox nuggets … @soxnerd style!
STAY HOT! On Miguel Cabrera’s 36th birthday, the White Sox “Miggy” comported himself just fine, thank you.
Gonzalez took a shutout into the ninth before being lifted in the White Sox 4-1 win over the Yankees on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.
The right-hander gave way to David Robertson with one on and one out in the ninth after giving up four hits and one walk with four strikeouts while throwing only 88 pitches in improving to 2-0.
How about Gonzalez’s last two starts vs. the Yankees: 2-0 with an 0.60 ERA (9 hits, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts).
Tuesday’s gem ended a horrible run for Gonzalez in NYC. He had lost his previous three decisions there. The victory was also Gonzalez’s first in 19 road starts.
STAY HOT II: Gonzalez has posted a 2.79 ERA over his last seven starts dating to Sept. 6 of last season.
JUST MISSED: Bill Long’s two-hitter of May 5, 1987 still stands as the White Sox last complete game shutout vs. the Yankees.
Dan Pasqua had both hits for the Yankees in the game at Comiskey Park.
In addition, Neil Allen’s two-hit shutout on July 20, 1986 still stands as the Sox last complete game shutout in the Bronx. The only Yankees hits that day were by future Hall of Famers Rickey Henderson & Dave Winfield.
The Yankees pushed across a run with two out in the ninth of Tuesday’s 4-1 Sox win.