Gamethread: Rangers at White Sox

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The Minnesota Twins swept the Texas Rangers in a four game series at Globe Life Park last week, and we just took two of three from the Twins, combine that with the Rangers’ losing road record and this series is looking favorable for us.

Struggling lefty Ross Detwiler has the reins for the Chicago White Sox against the struggling righty, Ariel Jurado.

Jurado has not had much good luck since the All-Star break, allowing 35 runs (28 earned) with a 1.66 WHIP over 32.2 innings in seven starts. He has given up 15 runs in just 5.2 innings in his last two starts.  He is 0-1 lifetime against the White Sox with a 6.75 ERA. José Abreu has his number with a .600 average in five at-bats.  Jurado has a .317 batting average against him with runners in scoring position, so if we can get on base, surely, we can do some damage.  Let’s face it, with Detwiler on the mound, we’re going to need some run support.

Your starting lineup for the Good Guys – please note Eloy was a late scratch, but WELCOME BACK Yoán Moncada!

And your Lone Star lineup: (you may have to click on it to see the lineup below the photo. Thanks for being difficult, Texas.)

The game is airing at 7:10 PM CST on NBCSN and WGN AM radio 720. Lenny G will have a spicy recap for you after the game. Go Sox!

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Lauren is a native Chicagoan who grew up watching the White Sox, Bulls, Bears and Blackhawks. She loves coffee, tacos, vinyl records and her cattle dog, Angie. Lauren's dream job is to write clues for Jeopardy! but she'll settle for writing for South Side Hit Pen, at least until Alex Trebek comes calling.

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Good first inning by Ross! Let’s keep it up!

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I didn’t know that Abreu is 3 hits away from 1,000!

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Two away now!

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Three strikeouts in the second for Ross

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Hi Ashley! You gotta remember to leave the front door open, not locked, when you crash the SSHP gamethread pad! We’re never gonna get rid of all this extra guacamole at this rate!

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Hi Brett! I knew I forgot to unlock the door! I was wondering why there were so many chips in the pantry…

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*rings doorbell*

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The Rangers just homered…I think you need to leave. (Just kidding!)

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Nice throw by McCann! Simply not enough evidence to overturn the call.

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Engel stole an extra-base hit! Nice!

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Nine-game hit streak for Timmy!

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WELCOME BACK, MONCADA!

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THAT BALL WAS DEMOLISHED BY JAMES! Back-to-back home runs!

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🎶All by myself🎶

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This is a pleasure to watch.

Ashley Sanders
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Life in the gamethread! It’s a very fun game at the moment!

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Could I please have some chips?

Ashley Sanders
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Of course!

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Detwiler has still only allowed two “hard hit” balls in play tonight. That’s pretty darn good through four innings.

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It has been a good bounce back performance so far!

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Site report: Hot & Sweet Beef a winner in a runaway.

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Site report II: Spotted Bill Melton, attempted to shake his hand. Got an apologetic fist bump and the explanation ”I’m keeping the grip for the golf course.”

1) I’m not washing this hand
2) Germophobes of our age: Howard Hughes, Howie Mandel, Beltin’ Bill?

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truly one of the oddest ex-athletes around

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I’m going tomorrow. Friend is coming up from Dallas, we’re doing the Crosstown Day-Nighter. (My first attempt.) I’ve got a Texas HOLLAND jersey I’m gonna wear just to troll.

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Yes, what a troll!

Brett Ballantini
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I already told Schoolly aka Dutch Oven not to Ligue it.

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Look at Detwiler! His career-high eighth strikeout!

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There’s a quality start for Ross!

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Just another base hit for Yolmer 😎

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asdf

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Tough to turn two on Engel. Almost a perfect DP grounder that time.

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LEURY FOR THE TRIPLE!

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Leury would be good in a Triples Derby.

Ashley Sanders
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RBI No. 97 for Pito!

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Oh, no.

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Or not! Happy to see Moncada still in the game.

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Phew, YoYo! Don’t scare us like that!

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Jurado with a complete game? He allowed six. You don’t see that often.

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Verlander had a complete game yesterday in the Astros loss. But, that was only two runs given up. That’s impressive for Jurado.

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What a win! Let’s do it again tomorrow!

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Baseball is a funny game- Joe Garagiola. You can say that again when Ross Detwiler pitches like he did tonight. Do you believe in miracles? Yes!