Uno, dos, tres, Garcias! White Sox OF filled with Garcias
Apr 16 2017
White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Covey delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.
Covey walked three and struck out one in 5 1/3 innings. Ryan Pressly went 1.2 innings, giving up the game-winning homer to Matt Davidson to fall to 0-1 this season.
Covey walked three and struck out one in 5 1-3 innings.
Avisail Garcia had two hits and Leury Garcia got a hit and scored a run.
"It's exciting to see a player get their debut; for all of us, the coaching staff and even teammates", White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. The Twins will have RHP Ervin Santana (2-0, 0.69 ERA) on the mound for Saturday afternoon's game against White Sox LHP Jose Quintana (0-2, 6.17).
Dylan Covey is scheduled to make his Major League Baseball debut on Friday. He hit.423 with two home runs in seven games for Triple-A Charlotte before being recalled to take the place of Melky Cabrera, who is on paternity leave.
"That's going to make this game more special because it's something happening for the first time in the Major Leagues", Willy told MLB.com's Patrick Donnelly through an interpreter.
Santana's (3-0) won his third straight start, striking out eight, walking one and retiring his final 18 batters as he lowered his ERA to 0.41. Brian Dozier and Jorge Polanco had a pair of hits with a double, while Max Kepler hit a double as well with his lone hit of the ball game. The game was delayed 35 minutes by rain and the threat was present most of the night. In a season in which the White Sox plunged into rebuilding mode after trading ace Chris Sale and outfielder Adam Eaton during the winter, they welcomed the attention for the quirky bit of history.
White Sox:Todd Frazier returned to the lineup at DH after missing the previous two games with an illness.
While the crowd waited for the game to begin, the Twins showed Game 2 of the NHL Western Conference quarterfinals series between the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues on the big screen. He hit a line drive in the second inning off Covey that appeared headed down the left field line for extra bases.