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Gamethread: White Sox at Royals

Carlos Rodón leads the effort to avoid a season-high (tie) of eight straight losses, as well as a sweep at the hands of the second-worst team in baseball

Boston Red Sox v Chicago White Sox
Matty, Plunked: Not really sure what to write about regarding this team, or how to illustrate it. So how’s about Matt Davidson taking one for the team back on September 2?
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Believe me, I know “most home runs in one season against the Kansas City Royals” in an impeccably dumb record to hold, but the notion that Matt Davidson had something like seven in the first seven games of the season in K.C. and now will go the entire final series without as much as an at-bat is ludicrous.

And if this is a matter of Davidson being “sore” after playing too much first base in José Abreu’s stead, why the hell is he on the roster?

Anyway, this is a stupid rant over a stupid “record.” But back in March, when Hurricane Matt announced his arrival in dastardly exit velocity fashion, I don’t think any of us thought his season would end with such a whimper.

So, anyway, here are the lineups. On the White Sox side, Carlos Rodón hopes his last start was just a one-game setback in what has been a marvelous season. A loss tonight ties Chicago’s longest losing streak of the season, at eight.

The Royals have a magic number of 12 to clinch the No. 2 pick in the 2019 draft.