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Power Shortage

April 2 at Toronto

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Short Take: Reynaldo Lopez pitches well, but Toronto outslugs the Sox to deals them their first loss of the season.

Wouldn't it be something if the White Sox went 162-0? Going into Monday's road tilt with the Toronto Blue Jays, it was still possible. Of course, not losing a single game over six months is a pipe dream for even the most optimistic fans. Reality set in for everyone during a 4-2 loss.

Reynaldo Lopez came out strong, not giving up a hit through his first four innings. With Welington Castillo having hit his first Sox homer in the top of the fourth off Jaime Garcia, it was possible some history was in its early stages. Everyone forgot about it after Curtis Granderson singled to lead off the fifth. Still, Lopez pitched over that and a walk to Randal Grichuk when he struck out Russell Martin and then, induced a double-play ball from Kevin Pillar.

The shutout disappeared in the sixth on a game-tying two-out homer from free agent-to-be Josh Donaldson. Upon crossing home plate, Donaldson pretended to blow a whistle in an imitation of Daryl Boston, who does that whenever the Sox make a great defensive play. Fortunately, Boston found humor in the display. Had he not been so receiving, we could have tempers flare in the only the third game of the season for the Sox. No need for team to lose its collective cool this early.

Lopez was once again in line for the win after Castillo led off the seventh with his second home run of the game. With his starter having thrown 100 pitches, Rick Renteria opted to go to the bullpen, which proved we'll dread seeing it a lot this season when called upon in a close game. Luis Avilan walked Granderson to put the tying run on, and Danny Farquhar served up a two-run blast to Martin, giving the Blue Jays the lead. The Sox's final hopes were dashed when Aledmys Diaz went yard on Farquhar's first pitch of the eighth.

While it was fun to come back and win two games in Kansas City, the Sox had to come back to earth eventually. They're certain to be buried deep at some point because this year's team is not built to win. The best we can do is appreciate the good moments, which will hopefully contain plenty of nice moments from the young players who will be here when the rebuild is complete. With the bullpen a particular weak spot, even a seven-RBI game from Yoan Moncada could be spoiled, and that's a tough short-term reality to take.

The Sox continue this three-game series with the Blue Jays on Tuesday. Miguel Gonzalez will make his first start for the Pale Hose since being traded last season and returning this offseason. J.A. Happ will take the mound for Toronto. You can watch at 6:07.

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