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Gamethread: Rangers at White Sox

It’s Reynaldo López vs. regression, as Chicago tries to fight back from the worst start in franchise history

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Bounce Back? Advanced stats made it clear that it was only a matter of time before López crashed to the ground.
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As the hangovers strike from Methup X, the Chicago White Sox get underway on what has been termed a lovely November day in the City Beautiful.

Despite yesterday’s win, and the possibility of a first non-Kansas City Royals series win all season, the White Sox’s 12-30 start is the worst 42-game win-loss mark in club history (the vaunted 1948 club was also 12-30). The White Sox are the worst team in baseball, and their 5-16 start to the home slate is tied with the 1971 White Sox as the worst in club history.

But other than that, Mr. Lincoln, how was the play?

Today, the apparent poster boy for regression, Reynaldo López, takes the bump for the White Sox, facing Mike Minor, currently residing the where-are-they-now file.