Without question, we have been waiting for Luis Robert of the Chicago White Sox’ first home run of the 2021 campaign. On Tuesday evening in Seattle, Robert turned on a ball and pulled it out of the ballpark off Nick Margevicius. Equally important, on the pitch before the home run, Robert laid off a breaking ball in the dirt.
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) April 7, 2021
While Robert has shown flashes of still being in the early going of what should be a long career, he showed why you should never use the restroom when he’s at the plate and why he’s appointment television if he’s playing.
The White Sox took the series in Seattle by smashing the Mariners 10-4 on this evening and got a great outing from ace Lucas Giolito.
Still, they finished their opening West coast road trip 3-4 which appears a bit underwhelming for a team who checked in second in AL Pennant odds to begin the 2021 campaign. However, we expect the White Sox to get things rolling at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago and benefit from a soft schedule the rest of April.
If they’re still underestimated by the general public or have fans thinking they’re not as good as once believed, we think they’re about to put the league on notice even while missing Tim Anderson and Eloy Jimenez.
Indeed, Robert is one of these reasons why. It’s nice to see both him and Nick Madrigal hitting around the top of the lineup on select nights as well.