On June 19, the Chicago White Sox gave up a home run to Houston Astros designated hitter J.J. Matijevic that would only be counted in a few ballparks.
Before Sunday Night Baseball on June 19, the Chicago White Sox had won four of their previous five games.
They took on the Houston Astros in an attempt to win the series. They appeared to have an edge because Yordan Alvarez was out of the lineup due to a hand injury.
However, White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech gave up a solo home run to J.J. Matijevic, who was filling in as designated hitter for the game, in the bottom of the fourth inning. It was Matijevic’s first home run of the season.
The statistics of J.J. Matijevic’s first career home run will irritate White Sox fans
The numbers on Matijevic’s home run will irritate Chicago supporters. The exit velocity was 95 mph, and the distance to left field was 343 feet. In exactly two MLB ballparks, that would have been a home run.
For White Sox fans, things aren’t going to get much better. Houston’s advantage was cut to 4-1 when Kopech gave up a home run to Mauricio Dubon in the bottom of the fifth inning. Dubon’s first home run as a member of the Astros came on this day.
Dubon’s home run would have been counted in only four ballparks.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, Chicago pulled within one run on an RBI triple by AJ Pollock, who would later score on a ground out by Jaker Burger. Houston would go on to win the series 4-3.
The White Sox will now face the Toronto Blue Jays at home, away from Minute Maid Park.