Derek Holland and the White Sox couldn’t pick up a win this afternoon, as they fell to the Mariners for the third time in as many games. Avi Garcia continued his incredible season by hitting 2 home runs, but the real highlight came from starting pitcher Derek Holland.
And you CAN'T. TEACH. THAT. pic.twitter.com/S5G7oKFXZu
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) July 16, 2017
Talk about a web gem. The ball actually ended up breaking one of the laces in Holland’s glove when it got stuck, which led to Holland to throw his whole mitt at Abreu. In another losing effort, this play was one of the better ones we have seen this season.
The White Sox have now lost 7 of their last 10, and now have to face the MLB-leading Dodgers, surging Royals, the defending World Series Champion Cubs, and the defending American League Champion Indians all in a row. The upcoming schedule, paired with more trades on the horizon, should make for a lot more losses in the future.
The White Sox were pretty much a lock to have a top 5 pick in next year’s draft. Now it looks like they’ll have a legitimate chance at turning that into a top 3.