Kopech's miserable start ties White Sox record


Michael Kopech’s miserable Monday afternoon start is likely something he’d like to forget as soon as possible. Unfortunately it will live on in infamy until someone does worse.

Kopech gave up five home runs in his 2023 season debut, which tied a record for most given up by a White Sox pitcher in a single game.

It could’ve been worse, too. In the third inning, Luis Robert Jr. made a spectacular play to bring a ball back over the wall that could’ve been the sixth home run surrendered by Kopech.

The homer parade didn’t end when Kopech left the game. José Ruiz gave up two more in the ninth inning to bring the Giants’ total to seven. That tied a single-game record at Guaranteed Rate Field.

The White Sox ultimately lost 12-3 and fell to a 2-3 record on the season. They have Tuesday off and will try to pull even against the Giants on Wednesday.

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