PHILADELPHIA -- The White Sox added another rough chapter to their worst first half of the millennium on Sunday.
Rookie catcher Josh Phegley left a 4-3, 10-inning loss to the Philadelphia Phillies early after he took a foul ball off his right index finger. Though X-rays were negative, manager Robin Ventura said the injury didn’t look very good.
Phegley left the game in the bottom of the ninth inning, shortly after he extended the contest with a game-tying, two-out RBI off Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon.
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John Mayberry Jr. ended the third extra-innings contest of the three-game series with a bases-loaded, two-out single off Ramon Troncoso.
The White Sox scored three runs or fewer for the 46th time in 92 games as they dropped to 37-55. The South Siders are 11-35 when they score three runs or fewer.
“It kind of caught him on his pointer finger,” Ventura said. “And it didn’t look good. … It’s one thing after another with that. Hopefully it’s nothing, it’s a bad bruise and he’ll be back Friday.”
Phegley left an inning before Mayberry’s heroics when he took a foul ball of his finger.
Tyler Flowers replaced Phegley, who has hit .241 with three homers and nine RBIs since he was promoted last week.
“That ball got me pretty square right on the finger and hurt pretty good immediately,” Phegley said. “I looked down and saw a bump that didn’t look normal, so I thought maybe something was sticking out, which couldn’t have been sticking out. But we were fortunate enough to get an x-ray before we got out of here, and everything looks negative so I just got hit pretty good and just the soft tissue swelled and I think we’ll be OK.”
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White Sox starter Jose Quintana wasn’t perfect but he kept the White Sox in the game.
The left-hander had a rough first inning highlighted by Domonic Brown’s two-run double center. But he settled in from there and allowed only one more run in the fourth inning on Hamels’ RBI single.
Quintana allowed three earned runs and five hits with two walks in six innings. He settled for his major-league leading 13th no-decision.