Yankees 4, White Sox 0: One measly hit, one costly error

I listened to the entirety of today’s game while doing yard work. What follows is a bullet-point recap. Fill in the details if Ed Farmer and Darrin Jackson didn’t paint a vivid-enough picture.

*If this is CC Sabathia’s last start against the White Sox, it went like so many others. Sabathia allowed just one single over five innings, spearheading a shutout, although he didn’t last long enough to pick up his 20th win against the Sox (he’s 19-7 lifetime). Four Yankees pitchers combined to face just 29 batters.

*Ivan Nova was nearly as stout, as he kept the Yankees off the board through six. He gave up a leadoff single, and that came around to score three batters and two pitchers later to tag him with the hard-luck loss.

*Yolmer Sanchez deserved the “L” more, as he booted a double-play ball that Jace Fry induced off the bat of Greg Bird. Two singles later — the second one fisted over a drawn-in infield — the Yankees had the only run they needed. They tacked on two more, including a squeeze bunt, before the inning ended.

*Sanchez now has four errors in 10 games, and two of them were double-play balls that changed the course of the game. The first one happened on Opening Day.

*The solace is that it’s unclear how many innings the Sox would’ve needed to score a run. José Rondón’s single to center in the third was the only hit, and Yonder Alonso was the only other Sox to reach, courtesy of a Tyler Wade error.

*Nova tossed the White Sox’ first quality start since Carlos Rodon on April 3, and Burr overcame a rocky start to finish the last two innings to give the bullpen a breather.

*Wade made a diving stab to rob Welington Castillo of a single, and Brett Gardner charged to snag an Adam Engel blooper, but otherwise, it sounded like the Sox mostly made routine outs. They also struck out nine times to zero walks.

*Aaron Judge porched a fly in right to add a run in the eighth and kick it out of save territory.

*Tim Anderson’s hitting streak ended at 12 games after going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, but he robbed Judge of a single with a diving catch on a 111-mph liner.

Record: 4-9 | Box score | Highlights

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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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So how long do we have to put up with utter incompetence at 2nd base. 4 errors in 10 games, an .094 average, and an OPS below Chris Davis. So long, Yolmer.


Until Danny Mendick gets enough AAA at bats to warrant a call up. 


Yolmer has to go. And Ricky Renteria too for continually overmanaging with his 2b platoon. 


Let Sanchez get AB’s at Charlotte and go with Rondon. Revisit it around Memorial Day if need be. Along those lines, Abreu needs to DH when Alonzo is in the lineup. Moncada and Anderson could use the help on their throws.


Yolmer is out of options.


Who cares. Get rid of him.

Yolmer's gatorade

It’s pretty dumb to get ride of a player who everyone thinks can he a solid bench piece because he has had a bad stretch of 13 games.

karkovice squad

Of course you’d be the one to say that.


In an organization with zero accountability, you’re absolutely right.


So kicking a decent bench player to the kerb because of 13 poor games is accountability in your book?


this is the 4th year of the last 5 that yolmer is getting starter at bats… its freaking ridiculous

so yes lets trim the damn roster down to 7 and force management to sign credible players not waste 2000 at bats on a utility infielder with no upside


Are you sure there’s seven good players on this roster?


Yolmer deserves a month. Maybe we don’t clinch home field advantage throughout the playoffs… so be it. 

As Cirensica

Little by little Rondon appears to steal At-Bats from Yolmer. RR might seem to be giving him a chance to regain shape. This team is not going anywhere this year (or next year), so I really don’t care too much who is manning 2B. Having said that, Yolmer should do the routine plays at least.


Robert and Madrigal show for Winston-Salem.

This is probably a stupid idea, but do you figure they told Yolmer about the position change in the off-season? Surely it was likely given their pursuit of Machado, etc.

Other stupid idea: maybe there are personal problems that we don’t know about.


Madrigal hit a double! Bust status averted!