Gamethread: White Sox at Cleveland

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After an exciting but ultimately disappointing finish last night (if you missed it, Janice has got you covered with a recap. The White Sox are looking to bounce back and split this series with the Tribe and push them behind Oakland and out of Wild Card contention.

Reynaldo López has the honors for the Good Guys, and he’s looking to redeem an ugly performance against the Braves where he was unable to make it out of the first inning. Danny Mendick will make his first start at third today, with Moncada as the DH.

Rookie Zach Plesac will toe the rubber for the Tribe, and his one previous outing against the White Sox handed him his first career loss as Tim Anderson launched a solo shot in the fourth inning.  Hopefully Timmy can continue to haunt him and we can rock and roll our way out of Cleveland on a high note.

Starting Lineups:

Danny Mendick starting at third base might alleviate some of the suffering endured at the hands of Welington Castillo
Of course Cleveland makes us look at Franmil Reyes and relive the sting of last night’s home run – you’ll have to click to expand to see their lineup.

The game is on NBCSN/ WGN 720, and out of market fans can catch it on MLB Network.

Check back after the game as I summarize a comedy of errors the happenings at Progressive Field and bring you a much-hyped video of my dog.

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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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Eloy’s last three plate appearances:
>111 mph exit velocity, 74% hit probability, out
>104 mph exit velocity, 66% hit probability, out
>101 mph exit velocity, 56% hit probability, out

Probability of all being outs: 3.9%

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Good Lopez through 5. I like this version.

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Of course Engel, Collins and the bottom of the order would come thru and Anderson and Eloy would K! Baseball is so unpredictable… but 6-1 Sox! I’ll take it!

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Oh man, Collins eye knew that was a ball. AtBat has it on the outside edge of the zone

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HELL YES REYNALDO!!! Domination!!