White Sox 5, Yankees 2: Tim Anderson slams for series win

Bullet-point recap, as I watched and followed this game from a few different locations this afternoon. Fill any details/visuals I might’ve missed.

*The White Sox won a series at Yankee Stadium for a second straight year after going 11 consecutive seasons without one, and Tim Anderson made the difference. With the bases loaded and one out in the fourth inning, he rode too-high Masahiro Tanaka sinker into the first row of the short porch in right center to turn a 2-0 deficit into a 4-2 lead.

*Anderson came up with the sacks packed, even after Yoan Moncada was cut down at second by Aaron Judge on his rocket to the right-field corner to start the inning. Jose Abreu doubled — although didn’t run out of the box initially because he thought it was hooking foul — followed by Yonder Alonso and Eloy Jiménez walks.

*The Sox had a wild day on the basepaths. They stole five bases on Kyle Higashioka, including two by Abreu, one by James McCann, and Moncada and Leury García adding one.

*They also ran into three outs. Moncada was out twice at second, one by the Judge throw and one by a pitchout in the ninth inning. Yolmer Sanchez had a legit TOOTBLAN, failing to slide into second because he thought there wasn’t a throw or something? It resulted in this:

*Carlos Rodon picked up the win with six respectable innings after four looked like a slog. A one-out walk turned into a 1-0 deficit in the first inning after Luke Voit scored Judge from first on a double to the right-center gap. In the third, a leadoff walk came around to score on a pair of one-out singles. Rodón had a pitch count of 68 after three innings and 88 after four, thanks in large part to 27 Yankee foul balls.

*Don Cooper came out after the second of those singles in the third inning for a rather heated mound visit in which he did most of the talking. The message must have registered. Rodón retired the last 11 he faced. Improved economy helped him get through six, as he needed only 44 pitches over the final three innings.

*The bullpen also held up with minimal drama. Jace Fry struck out the only batter he faced, Nate Jones worked around a one-out single with a double play, Kelvin Herrera pitched around a two-out error by Anderson (his throw on the run pulled Alonso ever so slightly off the bag), and Alex Colomé retired the side in the ninth for the save.

*The Sox tacked on another run in the fifth that the pitching staff didn’t need. Sanchez doubled and came around on an Abreu sac fly three batters later.

*Though Moncada made two outs on the basepaths, he got on two other times. He went 3-for-4 with a double and a walk, and everything was raked.

*Daniel Palka, on the other hand, is now 0-for-28 after two groundouts and a strikeout in this one.

Record: 5-9 | Box score

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Jim Margalus
Jim Margalus

Writing about the White Sox for a 16th season, first here, then at South Side Sox, and now here again. Let’s talk curling.

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Hopefully, this will be the start of something good.

lil jimmy

Great time to catch the Yankees. I liked the pitching match ups going into this series. Too bad Nova didn’t win his game, as well as he pitched.
Going forward I will simply refer to Abreu as “Speedy”.

Patrick Nolan

Abreu stole what now?

karkovice squad

Our hearts.


Eloy looked really good laying off sliders and splitters. Stone talked about how good hitters make adjustments and we saw it today.


Agreed. Much better judgment on takes v. swings in the past week.

karkovice squad

@Patrick Nolan — CLE rotation watch: KC blew up Carrasco and Kluber’s spots this series.

Patrick Nolan

It’s frustrating, isn’t it? To see Cleveland succumb to injuries and downturns and knowing the White Sox did absolutely nothing to capitalize on their decline.

karkovice squad

@Patrick Nolan
Not as frustrating as seeing the first place Padres.

As Cirensica

I have decided to move on this. Good for the Padres. We have the likely the worst GM in baseball. I am gonna try to enjoy victories like this, and wait for the stat gods(not Hahn) to align surprisingly well like in 2005.

Lurker Laura

I have moved on also. Paying attention to the Padres leads only to misery, and there’s enough of that in life without making the conscious choice to add more.

karkovice squad

I’m rooting for a Padres title now. Because if the Sox front office has moved on, they deserve to live in a world where that’s a thing.


Im wondering how much longer Palka is going to be hanging around. Names like Delmonico or Cordell might not be exciting but i think they could at least get a hit every 28 at bats.

jose robcada

im hoping as soon as cordell is eligible to be called up again


Second that motion

Right Size Wrong Shape

Tilson’s been playing really well, too.


Sox also may be waiting on Jay, but seems that will be awhile.


I’m convinced that the Sox are just waiting for him to notch one in the hit column before sending him back down to AAA. Like what they did a couple years ago when Jacob May started 0-30 or something like that


Is anyone concerned that if Palka goes down noone is really around to take DH at bats from Alonso? Doesnt his option have a trigger at like 500 at bats or something?????

As Cirensica

526 PAs to be exact.


he is on pace for 625… so how are the sox gonna handle that???


I suspect the Sox just assumed he would hit his target


thats what worries me, ugh

Right Size Wrong Shape

Not sure if Moncada deserves the TOOTBLAN designation. I would just chalk it up to a Mickey Mouse ballpark and Judge making a great play.


A roster with Engel,Palka and Sanchez is doomed.

As Cirensica

A team managed by Hahn is doomed.

As Cirensica

I guess we didn’t get murdered. I underestimated the severity of Yankees’ maladies.

Josh Nelson

Fun Fact:

Using Expected Win-Loss records, the New York Yankees are MLB’s most underachieving team at -3 wins (ex. 9-6, actual: 6-9).

Milwaukee and San Diego are the most overachieving teams in MLB at +3 wins (Milwaukee exp. 7-9, San Diego exp. 8-9).