Dose: Take it to the Max

Dose: Take it to the Max
Dave Shovein takes a look at more dominance from Max Scherzer, Neil Walker's return to Pittsburgh & an impressive scoreless streak in Saturday's Dose.
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Jake Odorizzi gave up two runs on seven hits and took a no-decision in Saturday's loss to the Twins.

The first run scored on a sacrifice fly in the second inning, and the second run scored on an Eddie Rosario solo shot in the fourth frame. Odorizzi burned through a lot of pitches while walking four and fanning four, and had to be lifted from the game after throwing 118 pitches. He has a cool 3.14 ERA with 41 strikeouts and 14 walks in 48 2/3 innings spread over nine starts.
May 27 - 5:56 PM

David Robertson struck out two batters in a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save in a 3-0 victory over the Tigers in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.

He punched out Andrew Romine and Alex Avila before inducing Miguel Cabrera to ground out to end the game. It was Robertson's sixth save of the campaign. He owns a 2.50 ERA with 26 strikeouts and six walks in 18 innings. He remains a candidate to be traded as the White Sox fade from contention.
May 27 - 5:50 PM

Tyler Danish earned his first major league win by tossing five shutout innings against the Tigers on Saturday.

He was called up from Triple-A to start the first game of Saturday's doubleheader. He showed some jitters by walking three batters in the first inning but escaped with the help of a double play. Danish showed a very low strikeout rate in the minors yet was able to punch out six batters today. He gave up just three hits and issued six free passes. He pitched three games in relief for the White Sox last year in his first brief cup of coffee in the major leagues. It is not clear if Danish will be sent back down to Triple-A Charlotte or if he will take over the injured Dylan Covey's slot in the rotation.
May 27 - 5:45 PM

Todd Frazier is not in the lineup for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers.

Frazier went 0-for-4 in the opener, dropping his season average to a dismal .184. Matt Davidson will man third base and bat fifth against Tigers starter Buck Farmer in the nightcap.
May 27 - 5:42 PM

Matt Carpenter is not in the Cardinals' lineup Saturday against the Rockies.

The slumping Carpenter has hit just .151 over his last eight games (5-for-33). Jedd Gyorko will fill in at first base and bat fifth Saturday against Rockies hurler Kyle Freeland.
May 27 - 5:40 PM

Leury Garcia laced a run-scoring triple against the Tigers in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday.

His three-bagger in the eight inning plated pinch-runner Adam Engel from first base. Garcia then scored on a single by Jose Abreu. The switch-hitter started the season manning the ninth spot in the batting order for the White Sox, but has slowly worked his way to the top of the order by hitting .285/.336/.482 with six homers, 22 runs, 17 RBI and four stolen bases in 41 games.
May 27 - 5:35 PM

Andrew Romine went 2-for-4 and worked a walk during the first game of Saturday's doubleheader versus the White Sox.

His two singles represented half the hits his club could manage in the ballgame, so it is no surprise they failed to score. The veteran utility man has played every position except pitcher and catcher for the Tigers this year. He has a .228 batting average with two home runs, 18 runs scored and 11 RBI in 129 plate appearances.
May 27 - 5:27 PM

Hisashi Iwakuma (shoulder) threw a bullpen session on Saturday.

It was his first time throwing off a mound since landing on the DL earlier this month. Iwakuma didn't seem too happy with his results on Saturday, claiming it "wasn't the best bullpen." When asked how his shoulder felt, Iwakuma said, "I feel OK. I would like to move forward. Hopefully it will get better." Obviously Iwakuma is in the very early stages of his recovery and still has a long way to go. There's no timetable for his return.
May 27 - 5:27 PM
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