Rick Renteria got ejected as the White Sox got shut out by the Orioles
Jose Quintana struggled early and Rick Renteria got ejected as the White Sox get swept in the series against the Orioles in Camden Yards
Rick Renteria is the manager that the White Sox have been looking for since Ozzie departed. This kind of manager can get a team fired up. It shows the team that even though you get beat, you should be getting a little pissed off at your performance instead of being ok. Renteria’s action might have been just what the White Sox needed after the long awaited trip back home. They have been on the road forever. I believe the most away games in all of MLB so far and still hold a 15-15 record.
When asked about the toss:
“He ejected me, and that’s all I can say,” Renteria said. “I wasn’t out on the field when I was ejected, so it was obviously from the dugout.”
This reaction is all I would expect from a normally calm and collected Renteria only being ejected seven times overall as a manager.
The 4-0 loss on Sunday was the first time the Orioles have swept the White Sox in a series at Camden Yards since 1999. The White Sox have dropped to a .500 record for the first time since April 24.
Jose Quintana gave up all four runs in the first two innings on 60 pitches. It also marks the fourth time this season that the White Sox have game him zero runs to support. Quintana hurt himself early giving up back-to-back walks in the first. A single by Trumbo, a sac-fly by Chris Davis, and a Mancini Single brought in the first two runs. Then a few bloop singles in the second with a Machado single made the game 4-0.
Quintana didn’t give up another run in the next five innings only making a total of 96 pitches. He allowed nine hits, three walks, and four strikeouts.
“It was a battle the whole game, (especially) in the first three innings,” Quintana said. “I just tried to get quick outs to stay in the game a little bit longer. But it was a tough day for me today.
“The breaking balls were better late than in the beginning of the game. That sometimes happens. You just try to make adjustments at that time and get outs.”