Chicago: St. Louis Cardinals increased Giovanni Gallegos’ problems with a one-run lead and a two-run lead in the seventh inning. It quickly heated up.
Umpire Joe West ordered him to change the cap because there was clearly sunscreen on the bill. Manager Mike Schildt, evicted during an animated argument, thinking that his player was unfairly selected.
It overshadowed everything else in the Cardinals’ 4–0 win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.
“It’s the dirty little secret of baseball, and the wrong time and wrong field to uncover it,” Shield said. “Here’s the deal. First, Xiao wears the same hat throughout the year. Hats accumulate dirt. Hats accumulate matter. … Does Gio apply some sunscreen to make sure at some point in his career That he doesn’t have any kind of melanoma? Possibly. Does he use rosin to help? Possibly. Are these things that baseball really wants to break down? Nope. “
Tommy Edman homed twice, and the Cardinals avoided a three-game sweep.
Schildt was ejected with one out in the seventh, when Genesis Cabrera hit Yoan Moncada, placing runners on first and second.
The Cardinals brought in Giovanni Gallegos. West, who set an umpire’s record for most games of Major League Baseball on Tuesday, said second base ump Dan Bellino saw a substance on the edge of the pitcher’s hat.
West said that Galigos told him it was sunscreen. Still, he made the pitcher switch cap before throwing the pitch because “we don’t want anyone to be accused of cheating or that stuff.” The cap has been sent to the commissioner’s office.
“The whole point of it is that we’re trying to protect his pitcher, and he passed out,” West said.
Shielded, who was sprung for the second time this season, said he appreciated the inspiration. But he questioned why enforcement was done.
“Let’s check out the people who are sitting there and going in their gloves every day, dirty things coming out, not before a man steps onto the mound with a spot on his hat,” They said.
Once the situation calmed down, Gallegos dismissed the threat, defeating AL MVP Jose Abreu and Mercedes.
Edman tied for a 2–0 lead against Carlos Rodone (5–2) in the third and Aaron Boomer in the eighth. Edmundo Sosa added a two-run single in the ninth, and the NL Central-leading Cardinals came away with the win after losing four of five.
John Gantt (3–2) dodged base-loaded jams in the first and third innings while pitching in the sixth.
The Cardinals committed two errors, bringing their series total to seven, yet still managed to stop the five-game road losing streak.
St. Louis also refused to sweep White Sox captain Tony La Russa in managing their first series against St. Louis, with the franchise The Hall of Famer guiding two World Series championships from 1996 to 2011.
Rodon made another solid start in six innings giving it a hit. The left-handed batsman scored 10 runs after scoring a career-high 13 runs against the New York Yankees last week, and one batsman could not walk, although he scored two runs.
“He was outstanding,” La Russa said. “A continuation of what he has done throughout the year.”
The AL Central-led Chicago was 0 for 10 with runners in scoring position.
Gant gave up five hits and walked three. The right-hander was ejected after third baseman Max Moroff advanced on a throwing error by Andrew Vaughan from the sixth.
Cardinals: LHP Andrew Miller remains on track for a second rehab appearance on Thursday with Triple-A Memphis after throwing scoreless innings for the Minor League club on Tuesday, Schildt said. … RHP Miles Mikolas (strain in right arm) was being investigated by Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday. “Hopefully, as we expect, it checks everything and that’s favorable news,” Shield said. … Off Tyler O’Neill (fractured middle finger) is expected to return during the Cardinals’ current 10-game trip, though Shield would not say when the team hopes to activate him. “He’s definitely moving in a very good direction,” Shildt said.
White Sox: RHP Michael Kopech (left hamstring pain) and RF Adam Eaton (tightness in right hamstring) are day-to-day. Kopech fell and went awkwardly while throwing the final pitch in the seventh. Eaton dropped out after the fifth.
Cardinals: St. Louis begins a four-game series in struggling Arizona, with RHP Carlos Martinez (3-4, 4.18 ERA) starting for the Cardinals and RHP Matt Peacock (1-1, 4.91) pitching for the Diamondbacks .
White Sox: RHP Dylan Cease (2-1, 3.18) wants to return after losing to the New York Yankees as the White Sox open a four-match series against Baltimore. LHP Bruce Zimmerman (2-3, 5.59) receives the ball for the Orioles.
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