Gamethread: White Sox at Braves


If you didn’t see it yet, yeah, the big September 1 call-ups this year are … Carson Fulmer and Manny Bañuelos.


It’s a bit of a harried afternoon here, under the circumstances. So, let’s just get to the lineups, close our eyes, click our heels three times, and hope to get outta Atlanta with a win, or at least the roster intact.

Ballgame is at 4:10 p.m., on the WGN. Maybe Ashley will let me borrow the sunglasses emoji if Lucas slings us a win.

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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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Let’s go, Giolito! The sunglasses emoji is a friend to all.

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Not the finest start but plenty of time left!

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Well, this doesn’t have to do with this game, but Christian Yelich just crushed a Craig Kimbrel knuckle-curve. Wow.

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Giolito two-run single to tie it! Mercy!

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GIOLITO!!

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Nice play by Yolmer!

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Lucas is rolling. That’s refreshing to see especially after these past 5 games

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Dang! Freeman wins the long battle against Giolito.

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It was a very good AB by Freeman.

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There you go, Pito! Let’s tie it, YoYo!

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Oh, Timmy. You know better.

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That’s why Yolmer is so important to this future team

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I know you love Yolmer a lot, but in all honesty, he’ll probably be replaced by Danny Mendick next year, and for the price, it’s a better move to have Mendick.

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It’s definitely going to be a tough pill to swallow, but I know a move like that could very well be made.

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As soon as Nick comes up, L. Garcia becomes the super-utility guy and Yolmer gets DFA’s. His act has worn thin a long time ago for me. You hit .330 you can clown all you want, you hit .240 you need to find a different profession.

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Well another lost weekend for the Sox, what else is new. They’ve completely fallin’ apart since the All-Star break. Only thing Sox fans have to look forward to is rooting against the Cubs and hoping they fall apart. That in itself is so sad, since that’s all we can look forward to.