Tim Anderson Sets A Post Season Hits Record, But Astros Too Much For Sox Again

Tim Anderson Sets A Post Season Hits Record, But Astros Too Much For Sox Again

After a rough Game 1 in the American League Division Series, Tim Anderson was back to business at the plate on Friday afternoon.

In fact, with three knocks in Chicago’s 9-4 loss to the Astros in Game 2 of the American League Division Series on Friday afternoon.

TA7 Breaking Records 

Anderson tied an MLB record with 12 hits through his first five playoff games.

Then he broke the record, but the MLbro’s 3-for-5 performance wasn’t enough to help his Chicago White Sox even up the series.

The Game 2 defeat now places the White Sox, down 0-2, on the brink of elimination as they return to the Southside for this best-of-five series.

Anderson’s playoff batting average rose to .444 with his three-hit day. In Game 1, Anderson was 1-for-4.

Running Out Of Time 

But the team considered by many to be a World Series favorite has continued to struggle with runners in scoring position.

These kinds of moments were few and far between.

The 77-year-old Tony Larussa has been outmatched by 72-year-old Dusty Baker so far. The Hall of Fame manager needs to figure out a way to get his team back in the series.

Lacking Clutch Hits 

Despite scoring four runs in Game 2, the White Sox were a woeful 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position, stranding nine in the process.

This has led to their eventual downfall in each game, but even more so in Game 2.

The White Sox had multiple opportunities to put the game out of reach, but simply didn’t capitalize.

The series now shifts to Guaranteed Rate Field, where the White Sox had the best home record in baseball during the regular season.

After failing to secure a much-needed split in the first two games, any idea of a World Series for Anderson and the White Sox must be put on hold for now. It’s officially win or go home everyday from here on out.

Tim Anderson & White Sox Struggle In ALDS Game 1| We Got A Problem…Houston

Tim Anderson & White Sox Struggle In ALDS Game 1| We Got A Problem…Houston

Tim Anderson and the American League Central Champion Chicago White Sox stumbled out the gate Thursday night in Houston, falling 6-1 to the Astros in Game One of the American League Divisional series.

Anderson, who’s .309 batting average was 4th in the American League this season, was 1-4 Thursday night.

This entire season the White Sox offense has followed the lead of their superstar shortstop. Game 1 was no different.

Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. scattered 4 hits over 6 2/3 innings pitched, and Houston cruised to an easy victory.

Anderson’s average day at the plate is a complete 180 from his hot start to the 2020 playoffs.

Last season against the Oakland A’s, Anderson started the series with three straight hits en route to 9 hits in 14 at-bats (.643 BA).

The White Sox, who are making consecutive post season appearances for the first time in franchise history, now fall to 2-6 against Houston in 2021 and 0-5 at Minute Maid Park.

First pitch tomorrow is at 2:07pm eastern, and if Anderson and the Sox aren’t able to put this game behind them and win Game 2, their World Series hopes could quickly turn into division series nightmares.

Anderson didn’t have a game changing day but he gets to go back at it four more times if the baseball gods allow it.