Gamethread: White Sox at Cleveland

Bossa Nova: The righty enters September, hoping to continue a jazzy second half . (Clinton Cole/South Side Hit Pen)

Last night, Eloy Jiménez said hello to Cleveland with a two-home run game, catapulting the Chicago White Sox to a thrilling 6-5 victory at Progressive Field. Dylan Cease struck out 11 to complement the offense, resulting in the sweet release from a seven-game losing streak. 

Tonight, the White Sox look to create another type of streak, by potentially winning two games consecutively. To help this effort, Chicago sends Iván Nova to the mound. Nova wasn’t super in his last start, which was against Atlanta on August 30th: In four innings pitched, he gave up eight hits and five runs (four of them earned), striking out none. However, his August overall was stellar, with a 1.95 ERA in 37 innings pitched. 

Nova’s Cleveland counterpart is Shane Bieber. The 24-year-old All-Star righty has a respectable 12-7 record, 4.2 WAR, and 3.27 ERA. He also carries an impressive 1.007 WHIP and 224 strikeouts into tonight’s game, placing him third in the American League in both of those categories. Interesting to note: Yoán Moncada, batting cleanup tonight, is slashing .556/.600/1.333 in 10 plate appearances vs. Bieber.

Speaking of lineups …

A streak has to start somewhere, right? Catch tonight’s 6:10 p.m. CST start televised on NBC Sports Chicago; for a more auditory experience, tune into WGN 720. 

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A reputable baller after being the only girl on her middle school's basketball team, and a librarian that worked in public libraries in Texas and Wisconsin, Janice Scurio (@ballerlibrarian) is no longer a baller, nor a librarian. Chicago born-and-raised, Janice spent her high school years slinging White Sox hats and jerseys at the ballpark, and has many fond memories of Jon Garland making fun of her. Beyond being SSHP's resident LOOGY, she enjoys writing about comedy, technology, food, and travel.

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Lenny G
10 months ago

Like they say in White Chicks:
TTTKA
(TIME TO TOTALLY KICK ASS!)

Schoolly_D
Schoolly_D
10 months ago

I hope we’re up to the Job(im)!

Ashley Sanders
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Ashley Sanders
10 months ago

Let’s get that back-to-back win!

Ashley Sanders
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Ashley Sanders
10 months ago

A sac fly from Yolmer scores James to tie the game!

Ashley Sanders
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Ashley Sanders
10 months ago

And Collins singles home Eloy for a 2-1 Sox lead!

Schoolly_D
Schoolly_D
10 months ago

HERE COME DAT ELOI !!!
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O SH*T WADDUP

Brett Ballantini
10 months ago
Reply to  Schoolly_D

I’m working on it, Schoolly, working on it!

Lenny G
10 months ago

All Zack Collins does is mash baseballs. This thrills me to no end.

Lenny G
10 months ago

Ah that constant contact from Nova paid off with a bases clearing DP

Lenny G
10 months ago

Wow Palka is like really really bad.

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Ashley Sanders
10 months ago
Reply to  Lenny G

His swing just proves that he wants to hit the ball out of the park each and every at-bat

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Ashley Sanders
10 months ago

OKAY, JOSÉ!

Joe Resis
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Joe Resis
10 months ago

Palka update: .019 BA, .152 OPS. I mean, at least his walk rate is decent? Yikes.

Ashley Sanders
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Ashley Sanders
10 months ago
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I hadn’t seen this yet, but those numbers make an appearance in the Six Pack Stats tonight!

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Joe Resis
10 months ago

Here we go. First MLB plate appearance for Mendick.

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Joe Resis
10 months ago
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Get ’em next time, Danny.

Joe Resis
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Joe Resis
10 months ago

Mercy, Tim!

Ashley Sanders
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Ashley Sanders
10 months ago

STICK TALK

Brett Ballantini
10 months ago

Please forgive any typos in tonight’s writing … Janice is currently fending off aggressive lick-attacks from her new pup!

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Joe Resis
10 months ago

A borderline call goes Moncada’s way! A little interesting …

Ashley Sanders
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Ashley Sanders
10 months ago

Bases loaded, one out…

Brett Ballantini
10 months ago

scouting report on Eloy, pound him with high heat when he’s overeager …

Brett Ballantini
10 months ago

but he might be dialing on the high heat here

Brett Ballantini
10 months ago

need to try to bust him in now, he’s on the high heat

Ashley Sanders
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Ashley Sanders
10 months ago

Wow, straight up robbery by Mercado

Joe Resis
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Joe Resis
10 months ago

Daaaaaang!!! What an at-bat by Eloy, though!

Brett Ballantini
10 months ago

WSB 2019: Ryan Goins Is Your Pinch-Hitter With Bases Full Down Two Two Outs With Expanded Rosters

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Joe Resis
10 months ago

At least they made it fun late.