First Pitch: White Sox vs. Royals

TV: NBC Sports Chicago

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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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GrinnellSteve

My daughter cut right to it: “Cease is pitching and Leury’s leading off. If this starts going bad, I’m going back to my apartment.”

soxfan

Giving Eaton a day off makes sense. Hitting Garcia lead off rather than Madrigal or even Mendick…dunno what to do with that.

GrinnellSteve

I hope he’s trying to get Leury going by batting him in front of the big boys. So far it’s not working. I wondered if he’d have the guts to pinch hit Eaton there in the second.

Garcia was 2-3 off Minor in his career before today. That was then. This is now.

GrinnellSteve

Tony knew what he was doing!

dwjm3

Leury is completely overmatched right now…

soxfan

Collins looking catcherish even if it took Dozier being boneheadedish to make it happen.

Foulkelore

Batonchair would be 0-1, BB, RBI vs. Leury’s 0-2.

soxfan

Is he available? Can he play RF?

ParisSox

You’re thinking of his cousin gloveonchair

dwjm3

Cease walks a guy that was down 0-2

Yikes

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dwjm3

Terrible call by the ump

soxfan

Cease needs that strike.

soxfan

Almost forgot Vaughn was playing LF. Really unbelievable how noticeable Jimenez was out there while Vaughn seemingly plays better while being anonymous.

Shingos Cheeseburgers

Lead off walk from a fresh reliever. You love to see it.

Shingos Cheeseburgers

Lead off walks by newly installed s score 100% of the time it’s simple sabrmetrics.

Foulkelore

Now that’s an advanced stat that Hawk can get behind: The DLOW

Red_Hair_White_Sox

Sinker baller who isn’t allowed to use the bottom of the zone is tough.

GrinnellSteve

Remember when the Sox owned the last three innings? If they had the lead, they locked it down. If they were tied or behind, they poured it one. Those were heady times.

soxfan

Who had “Collins: cromulent backup catcher” in the office pool? Come collect your prize.

Foulkelore

Eaton!

ParisSox

Springer who?

Foulkelore

Like I was saying in the offseason, the Eaton signing is great, and they are loaded with DH options even if Vaughn fails, but I’m worried about the bullpen.

Shingos Cheeseburgers

Im fine with banning the shift if it also means banning the bunt

Milky✌️

Kyle Seager just smoked a 3 run blast off old friend Colomé

Milky✌️

Whereas Hendricks only gives up the solo shot. Smart upgrade

Hulksmash

Is Liam Hendriks dead?!

Hulksmash

Haha…never mind! I was following Gameday, which had Heuer still out there in the 9th.

Shingos Cheeseburgers

You knew given enough bunts by KC the Sox defense was gonna botch it at some point

Red_Hair_White_Sox

Lets see how Tony plays this. Bunt? I wouldn’t

soxfan

I’d play for the win rather than the tie. Let Eaton swing away and see what happens. You have Collins/Grandal after that and the bottom of the order has been productive today.

Foulkelore

If they bring in a lefty, as expected, I better see Grandal hitting for Collins. He doesn’t need a full day off after 2 days off already.

Foulkelore

Nevermind, they put in a RHP in Zimmer. That’s a little surprising.

soxfan

Maybe Matheny preferred the idea of facing Collins over Grandal.

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Foulkelore

So, 5 losses: 1 blown lead in the 9th, 2 blown leads in the 8th, 1 blown lead in the 6th, and 1 game lost when tied in the 9th. Ugh, painful.