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

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I hope we’re up to the Job(im)!

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Let’s get that back-to-back win!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wow Palka is like really really bad.

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

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OKAY, JOSÉ!

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

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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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Here we go. First MLB plate appearance for Mendick.

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Get ’em next time, Danny.

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Mercy, Tim!

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STICK TALK

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

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

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Bases loaded, one out…

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

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but he might be dialing on the high heat here

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

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Wow, straight up robbery by Mercado

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

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

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At least they made it fun late.