TORONTO -- The White Sox are hopeful a quick turnaround on Wednesday helps them forget about Tuesday night’s difficult loss.
Jeff Samardzija and the White Sox look to avoid a series sweep to the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday afternoon a little more than 14 hours after Josh Donaldson sent them home 10-9 losers on a walkoff homer.
The White Sox, who head to Baltimore to play a doubleheader on Thursday, have lost seven of eight. They face the Blue Jays at 11:37 a.m. CST on Comcast SportsNet.
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“There’s no question games like last night hurt and they’re disappointing,” White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. “I mean, this is a day game, you’re right back at it. You have to come back.”
Even after the White Sox lost, Ventura pointed to the positives, noting his team’s three rallies to take the lead. The effort was the first signs of life in more than a week from an offense that had struggled the previous eight games. Ventura expects performances like Tuesday’s, where closer David Robertson allowed three runs in the ninth, to be an outlier.
“The way we played last night, that’s how you want to play baseball,” Ventura said. “We hit, we battled back, we did a lot of good things. In the end they ended up winning and did better than we did. But a lot of positives came out of it, like offensively the guys fighting back and the kind of at-bats we had. You look at that more than anything else because you put that behind you.”