Gamethread: Cleveland at White Sox

So Majestic: This view is worth the trek to the 500 level. Man, I’m going to miss this place. (Clinton Cole / South Side Hit Pen)

Can we talk a little more about last night’s spectacular seventh inning alley-oop play between Yolmer Sanchez and Tim Anderson? Because that’s maybe one of the few noteworthy things from last night’s game, where the Cleveland [REDACTED]s certainly did not have a wayward early-inning slugfest, resulting in an 11-0 loss for the Chicago White Sox. 

Nope, that didn’t happen.

That play certainly did, though.

Just for the heck of it, with bonus Jimmy Biceps, let’s watch it again. 

In the spirit of being a reluctant optimist, I must remind you, in your best interest and mine, that there is, in fact, another game today. Pitching for Cleveland is Shane Bieber (15-7, 3.23 ERA). At 252 strikeouts, he’s third in the American League in this category. He’s also third in the American League in WHIP at 1.030. The Biebs has had a solid September: he’s won 3 out of his last 4 decisions, striking out 28 and only walking 3. 

Pitching for the White Sox is Ross Detwiler (2-5, 6.98 ERA). In 10 starts, Big Boss Ross carries a 6.17 ERA. His last start against Cleveland was … not great. In 2.2 innings, he gave up four runs on four hits, four of them earned, walking six.

Here are the lineups:

Some fun things to note: the 2019 season may be winding down for the Good Guys, but Tim Anderson, as of last night with 503 plate appearances, officially qualifies for the American League Batting Title. (502 plate appearances are required, in a 162 game season.) 

Timmy actually leads all of baseball in average right now, at .334.

Leading the National League at .329 is none other than My Other Fave, Christian Yelich. Excuse me while I go off to cry for a little while.

José Abreu also still leads the American League in RBI, so we have that going for us, which is nice. At 121, he’s three behind Anthony Rendon to lead all of baseball.

You can catch tonight’s 7:10 CST matchup on NBC Sports Chicago; if radio’s more your thing, 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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Brett Ballantini
Brett Ballantini
9 months ago

So, I’ve got some good news and some bad news.

The good news? Palka singled, average up to .080.

Bad news? He was *caught stealing* second base.

Kel
Kel
9 months ago

2 for 2 now, 5 for 11 last at bats

I’m happy he’s hitting at all. And catching.

Joe Resis
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Joe Resis
9 months ago

Nice inning by Marshall!

Joe Resis
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Joe Resis
9 months ago

Anderson is 4-for-4! That batting average is up to .339!

Joe Resis
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Joe Resis
9 months ago

Aaron Bummer enters the game and gets back-to-back strikeouts. That will work.

Joe Resis
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Joe Resis
9 months ago

I like how Moncada is dangerous as a right-handed hitter this year, too.