August 19, 2022

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Tonight’s Chicago White Sox-Cleveland Guardians sport postponed by inclement climate and temperatures within the 30s

Dallas Keuchel’s one hundredth profession win meant extra to him than he initially thought it will.

“Type of assume again rapidly about numerous wins or sitting out ‘19 half a 12 months (earlier than signing with the Atlanta Braves) and COVID just about canceling two-thirds of a season (in 2020),” Keuchel mentioned Wednesday. “Not going to lie, I felt like this could have been a few years beforehand, however you by no means let this sport get too forward of your self and that was a really humbling expertise to not attain it till proper now.”

The Chicago White Sox starter reached the mark Wednesday, permitting three runs on six hits with 5 strikeouts and no walks in 5 innings in a 6-4 victory in opposition to the Seattle Mariners at Assured Charge Area.

“Nothing is extra revered by your friends than longevity,” Sox supervisor Tony La Russa mentioned. “After which how do you mark longevity? Effectively, it’s bought to be productive longevity. It’s not you hit .300 as soon as. For those who do it a number of instances and win 100 video games within the main leagues as a beginning pitcher, particularly in the previous few years — it’s a fantastic mark, actually.

“He’s bought rather a lot to be pleased with and picked an exquisite time for our membership to do it. Helped us win a collection.”

Keuchel’s first 76 wins got here with the Houston Astros, together with a career-high 20 throughout his 2015 Cy Younger Award season.

His subsequent eight wins have been with the Braves. He has 16 victories since becoming a member of the Sox in 2020.

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Keuchel appears for win No. 101 on Tuesday because the Sox start a three-game collection in opposition to the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Area. His begin was pushed again a day after Monday’s sport in Cleveland was postponed due to poor climate.

The 34-year-old left-hander mentioned with the Tribune on Saturday three of the wins on the way in which to 100.

No. 1

June 23, 2012, vs. Cleveland

Keuchel went the gap in his second big-league begin, permitting one run on six hits with three strikeouts and one stroll in an 8-1 victory for the Astros.

Keuchel’s reflections: “That was a great day. One in every of my most memorable moments — I feel it was the seventh inning — I used to be type of dancing round any person and Carlos Lee got here up from first base and mentioned if I didn’t get out of the inning then I owed him $1,000. So fortunately I bought out of the inning. I didn’t owe him any cash. Little issues like that you just hold with you. A few of the joys of being a rookie.”

No. 50

Aug. 27, 2016, vs. Tampa Bay Rays

Keuchel gained three of his remaining 4 begins in a season minimize brief by left shoulder irritation. He confronted the Rays in his final begin of 2016, permitting two runs on 9 hits with 4 strikeouts and one stroll in seven innings in a 6-2 Astros victory.

Keuchel’s reflections: “One factor or one other, the Rays have at all times hit me properly (he’s 2-6 with a 4.72 ERA in 10 begins in opposition to them). I both don’t have actually great things that day or they’ve a fantastic sport plan. I do do not forget that sport, at dwelling. I had some good begins in Tampa that tapered off actually badly. I truly struck out (Evan) Longoria on a fastball away. One in every of my few four-seam fastball strikeouts away. That sticks with me slightly bit too.”

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No. 85 (first win with the Sox)

July 25, 2020, vs. Minnesota Twins

Keuchel and the Sox agreed to a three-year, $55.5 million deal on Dec. 30, 2019. He made his first begin for them within the second sport of the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. Keuchel allowed two runs on three hits in 5⅓ innings in a 10-3 victory.

Keuchel’s reflections: “That was enjoyable. Circumstances have been what they have been. I simply wished to get off on the appropriate foot. Was battling a again harm that had occurred weeks beforehand and I didn’t know if I’d be capable to go or not. That was type of the storyline behind that begin. I used to be capable of corral it collectively, and regardless that it was 11 begins, it was a really memorable ‘20 season.”

Wednesday grew to become one other second to recollect.

“I don’t care what anyone says, I’m a agency believer that point does fly,” Keuchel instructed the Tribune. “And it’s been a great journey. Once I get some extra time, hopefully when my profession is over, I’ll get to assume again slightly bit extra between one and 100 or one and 150 or no matter it’s and dig and see a few of these intricate tales.”