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Gamethread: White Sox at Angels

Yolmer wins an award! Also: over/under on number of Mike Trout unintentional-intentional walks tonight?

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Angels
Bromance in Bloom: Among the tamest of Yolmer’s antics is his postgame clinch with José.
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Brett Ballantini started at South Side Sox in 2018 after 20 years of writing on basketball, baseball and hockey, including time on the Blackhawks and White Sox beats. Follow him on Twitter @BrettBallantini and email your site feedback to

Boy, there are a lot of MLB awards ...

I’d like to hereby nominate Yolmer for the not-yet-invented Amenable Antics Award. His AAA resume includes:

  • Gatorade bath after Trayce Thompson’s walk-off home run.
  • Gatorade and ice bath for Avisaíl García mere days after Avi came off the DL for a bad hammy/knee.
  • Mockery of Cleveland right fielder Melky Cabrera from the dugout, as Melky was attempting to play right field.
  • Hitting Miguel González in the nads with his glove in the postgame win handshake line.
  • After every hit, the Teletubbie/Mickey Mouse/bump-n-grind move.
  • Massive bear hug for José Abreu after every win.

That said, here’s how the Chicago White Sox line up as they shoot for two straight at the Big A:

Shall we preordain at least four unintentional-intentional walks for Mike Trout again tonight?

First career start for Felix Peña? I’m just gonna put it out there: uh-oh.