Gamethread: Rangers at White Sox

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Photo Credit: Clinton Cole/ South Side Hit Pen

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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Ashley Sanders
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Ashley Sanders
10 months ago

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

Ashley Sanders
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Ashley Sanders
10 months ago

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

Ashley Sanders
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Ashley Sanders
10 months ago
Reply to  Ashley Sanders

Two away now!

Ashley Sanders
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Ashley Sanders
10 months ago

Three strikeouts in the second for Ross

Brett Ballantini
10 months ago

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!

Ashley Sanders
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Ashley Sanders
10 months ago

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

Joe Resis
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Joe Resis
10 months ago
Reply to  Ashley Sanders

*rings doorbell*

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders
10 months ago
Reply to  Joe Resis

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

Ashley Sanders
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Ashley Sanders
10 months ago

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

Ashley Sanders
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Ashley Sanders
10 months ago

Engel stole an extra-base hit! Nice!

Ashley Sanders
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Ashley Sanders
10 months ago

Nine-game hit streak for Timmy!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders
10 months ago

WELCOME BACK, MONCADA!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders
10 months ago

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

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders
10 months ago

🎶All by myself🎶

Joe Resis
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Joe Resis
10 months ago

This is a pleasure to watch.

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders
10 months ago
Reply to  Joe Resis

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

Joe Resis
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Joe Resis
10 months ago
Reply to  Ashley Sanders

Could I please have some chips?

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders
10 months ago
Reply to  Joe Resis

Of course!

Joe Resis
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Joe Resis
10 months ago

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

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders
10 months ago
Reply to  Joe Resis

It has been a good bounce back performance so far!

whitesoxski
whitesoxski
10 months ago

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

whitesoxski
whitesoxski
10 months ago

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?

Brett Ballantini
10 months ago
Reply to  whitesoxski

truly one of the oddest ex-athletes around

Schoolly_D
Schoolly_D
10 months ago

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.

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders
10 months ago
Reply to  Schoolly_D

Yes, what a troll!

Brett Ballantini
10 months ago
Reply to  Schoolly_D

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

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders
10 months ago

Look at Detwiler! His career-high eighth strikeout!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders
10 months ago

There’s a quality start for Ross!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders
10 months ago

Just another base hit for Yolmer 😎

schoollyd
schoollyd
10 months ago

asdf

Joe Resis
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Joe Resis
10 months ago

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

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders
10 months ago

LEURY FOR THE TRIPLE!

Joe Resis
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Joe Resis
10 months ago

Leury would be good in a Triples Derby.

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders
10 months ago

RBI No. 97 for Pito!

Joe Resis
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Joe Resis
10 months ago

Oh, no.

Joe Resis
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Joe Resis
10 months ago
Reply to  Joe Resis

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

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders
10 months ago

Phew, YoYo! Don’t scare us like that!

Joe Resis
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Joe Resis
10 months ago

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

Ashley Sanders
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Ashley Sanders
10 months ago
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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.

Ashley Sanders
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Ashley Sanders
10 months ago

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

Mark Liptak
Mark Liptak
10 months ago

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!