Gamethread: White Sox at Angels

So, hey, howdy, have I written anything here yet? I don’t know, this weekend, this week, this season’s been a blur. Anyway, what’s up. Happy Dylan Cease Day? (Is it still a celebration, with Dylan having a somewhat pedestrian rookie start?)

I’ve got double gamethread/recap duty today, so listen, I’ll leave it to my SSHP compadre overachievers to make me look bad with exhaustive detail about this that and other. But Tim Anderson, hot as hell, dropped back down to No. 7 (just gonna guess, a righty, right?) is classic Ricky. At least the Abreu/McCann/Jiménez flex at 3-4-5 makes sense, but then … all righties? C’mon, Sr. Rick.

Something sort of funny, if you’ve not noticed: You start typing “Angels” into Twitter to get lineups, and the Los Angeles Dodgers show up before the Angels. No wonder Arte Moreno’s team has suffered through like 28 different prefixes and suffixes in the past 15 years, they’re carpetbaggers in their own city!

Check it out, you can write captions for embeds in WordPress. Hey wait, by typing a caption for this did Mike Trout disappear from the Angels lineup? #UnmitigatedAudacityAndThirstForPower

OK, yeah, see, “Griffin Canning,” a righthander.

But more importantly, no Mike Trout! He DHed last night and is off today?

SOFT

OK, lemme quit before I break all of the new WordPress toys.

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Actor (final credit: murdered by Albert Einstein in "Carnage Hall"), musician (Ethnocentric Republicans), and Nerf hoops champion, Wiffleball aficionado and onetime bilingual kindergarten teacher, Brett Ballantini also writes about baseball, basketball and sometimes hockey, publishing at the NBA, MLB, NHL, and for Slam, Hoop, Sporting News, the Athletic, and others. He was CSN Chicago’s Blackhawks beat writer for their first Stanley Cup season of 2009-10, and took over the White Sox beat after that. He currently is the editor-in-chief of South Side Hit Pen and managing editor of SB Nation's South Side Sox. He also wrote a book about Ozzie Guillén but is running out of space, so follow him on Twitter @BrettBallantini and he'll probably tell you even more about himself than you ever wanted to know.

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Lonchair
Lonchair
10 months ago

Thanks Brett. Let’s get a series split!!!! Go Sox!!!!

Joe Resis
Joe Resis
10 months ago

Nice preview and profile pic! I left a like on that nine-year-old interview with Sale this morning. Very nice.

Lenny G
10 months ago

Brett Ballantini? That’s a name I haven’t heard in 84 years…

leighallan
leighallan
10 months ago

Sitting in my living room surrounded by Angels… LA on the tube and Blue out the window. At my age that’s not necessarily a good sign.

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders
10 months ago

OW, José

wissox
wissox
10 months ago

Confused as to why we have two gamethreads going. One place or the other seems good to me.

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders
10 months ago

TRIPLE FOR ELOY!

Joe Resis
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Joe Resis
10 months ago

This hasn’t been a game to remember, but hey, we’ll always have Eloy’s first career triple. I mean, that was pretty exciting,

Joe Resis
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Joe Resis
10 months ago
Reply to  Joe Resis

And he goes deep just a few seconds after I type that!

Joe Resis
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Joe Resis
10 months ago

Okay, I’m ready to see how Super Nova does against the Twinkies.