Zach Stewart--HERO

Zach Stewart didn’t have a whole lot of success with the White Sox in the 1st half.  He actually struggled a great deal, drew a lot of ire from a variety of sources, and wound up traded and stuck on the Red Sox AAA team by the end of June.

Perhaps even, it’s out of guilt that I attract attention to his brightest moment of the season.

Nevertheless, it bears mentioning that on a mid-May evening, after John Danks sputtered–allowing five runs, and exiting in the fourth inning after allowing two runners to reach and not recording an out–Zach was who Robin Ventura turned to.

He came in because that’s a type of situation that the worst reliever gets thrown into, but instead of putting the finishing touches on a blowout, Stewart held the line.  He escaped the 4th inning unscathed, threw two more scoreless frames, and was rewarded with a well-earned win after the Sox rallied from a three-run deficit to triumph 7-5.

It remains Stewart’s only win on the year.


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