This “bullpen game” was sprung on us late, with word trickling out early today, too late to coordinate a true “bullpen recap” among many South Side Sox writers. But tonight, I will endeavor to write the game recap in the style of many of our beloved writers here. I think I have a handle on everyone in the lineup below. If we go extras, new names could be called on ... and if I’m having particular fun with one writer’s voice, someone could get bumped.
In White Sox medical news, José Abreu is leaving for home after the game and will not play again this season. His leg infection is healing, but slowly. As has already been widely shared, Avisaíl García has been limping since Opening Day, and will have arthroscopic surgery on his knee on October 2. Kevan Smith will be getting ankle surgery at some point in the offseason.
Oh, maybe I should just embed the tweet:
José Abreu has been shut down for the season. The infection is healing, but not at anticipated pace.— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) September 26, 2018
Avisaíl García will have arthroscopic knee surgery (right knee) on October 2.
Kevan Smith will have surgery on his ankle in the off-season.
And in a season where he has arguably been the most valuable pitcher on the team, Jace Fry gets his first career start!
Daniel Palka is tied with Zeke Bonura (1934) for third place in White Sox single-season history among rookies with 27 home runs in 2018.— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) September 26, 2018
⏰: 7:10 PM CT
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: @WGNRadio pic.twitter.com/R928vp6u29
I would submit that this is a bad picture of JRam:
It took so long for us to post this, and we apologize.— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) September 26, 2018
We've spent the last several hours trying to find a bad picture of JRam, and, well, sorry to let you down, but it's impossible.#Ro11Tribe | #JRaMVP pic.twitter.com/1bZwsBoS8b
And, the highly-anticipated South Side Sox “bullpen recap” (order subject to change):
- Brett Ballantini
- Year of the Hamster
- Michael Kenny
- Danks for Nothin
- Lurker Laura
- Darren Jackson
- Mechanical Turk