LOS ANGELES -- White Sox rookie Nicky Delmonico added another chapter to what's been a superb start to his career in Wednesday night's 5-4 walk-off loss to the Dodgers.Delmonico belted two solo homers for his first career multi-homer game in just his 13th Major League contest. The homers extended his
LOS ANGELES -- White Sox rookie Nicky Delmonico added another chapter to what's been a superb start to his career in Wednesday night's 5-4 walk-off loss to the Dodgers.
Delmonico belted two solo homers for his first career multi-homer game in just his 13th Major League contest. The homers extended his hitting streak to 11 games, and he's reached base in all 13 games, extending his White Sox record.
"Playing in front of fans like that, it felt like a playoff game to me," Delmonico said.
Delmonico's first home run of the night came in the fourth inning off Dodgers starter Yu Darvish, who was making his Dodger Stadium debut and celebrating his 31st birthday, sending a slider into the right-field seats to put the White Sox up, 2-1.
The 25-year-old didn't leave much doubt with his second homer of the night, turning around a Tony Watson slider to give the White Sox a 4-2 lead in the eighth. Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig didn't even flinch as the homer traveled 392 feet, per Statcast™, the longest of Delmonico's three career homers.
His two home runs were part of a four-homer night for the White Sox. Delmonico added a single in the sixth and recorded his first career stolen base.
"A nice night from Nicky," White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. "In general, I thought we played a pretty good ballgame. In the end, their offense came out and did what they needed to do to come back."
It looked like Delmonico's homers were going to be enough to deliver Carlos Rodon his first win since July 3, but the Dodgers rallied for three runs in the ninth for their second straight come-from-behind victory off the White Sox bullpen.
"It's baseball," Delmonico said. "Stuff like that is going to happen. That's why I think this game is so great, for things like that. We didn't come out on top, but I think we played great overall."
Delmonico is hitting .395 with three homers, two doubles, eight RBIs and eight runs amidst his 11-game hitting streak. His first homer came on Aug. 3 off Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello in his third career game.
Ryan Posner is a contributor to MLB.com based in Los Angeles. He covered the White Sox on Wednesday.