Gamethread: White Sox at Braves

On a hot streak: ReyLo is looking to bring the heat against the hottest N.L. East team. (Clinton Cole / South Side Hit Pen)

Though the Chicago White Sox couldn’t outpitch the Atlanta Braves, the offense lived up to their end of the bargain. Scoring seven runs, the bats of the South Siders were heated up down South. Unfortunately, Iván Nova was plagued by his worst start as of late.

Luckily, baseball is a short-memory game, so as John Mulaney once said, “What’s yesterday?”

Today, Reynaldo López will try to help his team even the series in this weekend’s interleague play. This Rey of sunshine has had quite the second-half to the 2019 season. As a total of the halves, Reynaldo owns a 8-11 record, as well as a 5.08 ERA. López has also amounted an 0.8 WAR, according to Baseball Reference. Look for ReyLo to keep it rolling!

The former Houston Astro and late-to-the-2019-season, Dallas Keuchel, is 5-5 on the season, and he owns a 3.78 ERA. In only 13 games played this season, Keuchel has been worth 1.4 bWAR. Hopefully, the Sox can take advantage of Keuchel’s short 2019 season.

These are the South Siders tasked to get the job done tonight:

After his pinch-hit, three-run home run — Welington Castillo is tonight’s starting catcher, batting sixth. Other than that, the first five guys are the eyes of the future.

For Atlanta, their offensive-burst of a lineup is as follows:

This rejuvenated lineup is one to worry about during this series. After a ten-run party last night, these guys are aiming for a repeat.

I say we make things a little interesting and tie the series before a fun Sunday night game! NBC Sports Chicago will provide your Chicagoland TV broadcast, but MLB.TV will have tonight’s game as the free game of the day! As always, the ol’ faithful, WGN, has the radio coverage. It’s a 6:20 CT start, and I am itching to bring out the sunglasses emoji!

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Ashley is currently in her second year of college at Aurora University; she is double majoring in Health Science (pre-med) and English, as well as minoring in Psychology. She has grown up in the Southwest Chicago suburbs, where she has cheered her lungs out supporting the White Sox, Packers (yes, go Green and Gold!), Blackhawks, and the U.S Women's National Soccer Team. Apart from consuming all things sports, Ashley is an avid reader, Parks and Recreation fanatic, and a cat enthusiast. A nice hour drive to the stadium, Ashley usually attends five or so Sox games each season. As an incredibly passionate Sox fan, she has many pictures with the players, as well as autographs. Ashley22Sanders frequently plays #SoxMath and was fortunate to represent her female White Sox and math fanatics in the 2018 semifinals. Ashley will forever support Yolmer Sánchez, Lucas Giolito, and Carson Fulmer. It is her goal to give this site engaging content and an unmatched energy. It's an exciting time on the South Side, and she can't wait to capture it all! Follow Ashley on Twitter @Ashley22Sanders.

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Sunglasses! Sunglasses!

Brett Ballantini
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SUNGLASSES! Ashley’s gone without the glasses for like five straight games! C’mon Sox.

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ReyLo is getting his first career RBI tonight

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Welp. Unless he returns with a Bobby Valentine Mustache Disguise… he’ll have to wait until next year… maybe in San Diego?!

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Meanwhile in Charlotte, Yermin Mercedes has a double, HR and 3 RBIs…

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Love me some Jimmy Biceps

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I put my phone down for 10 minutes and… well Reynaldo sure was special tonight wasn’t he?

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We WILL see those Sunglasses again Ashley! Just… maybe not tonight…. 😭

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Eloy has 2 hits! Yeah they went a combined 100 feet…

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My mom’s packing a bag to go to Atlanta and yell at Keuchel if he hits Eloy or hits Abreu again. If McCann was playing and he got hit she’d tomahawk chop him in the face

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Eloy is 3-for-4 with an RBI!

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Hey, all! I see this another bad game, but Eloy has three hits!

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It’s back into a save situation! Gotta love the late-inning offense.

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Eloy gets the sunglasses tonight!

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LG is priming the sunglasses pump!

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Yolmer drives in a run! 😎

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A BLOOP RBI-TRIPLE! THE GOOD GUYS ARE HEATING UP!

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Nope, that was ruled an error. Still exciting!

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Oh no! A wild Kelvin Herrera appeared!

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Welp, this is not very good

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score looking a little too familiar