It took two batters for the Chicago White Sox to set the all-time mark for team strikeouts. Yoán Moncada whiffed to lead off the game, tying the all-time record; Yolmer Sánchez, the next batter, struck out to set the all-time mark, at 1,572.
With the loss, the White Sox clinched the third-worst record in 2018, thus ensuring the No. 3 pick in the 2019 draft.
Saturday’s loss drops the White Sox to 62-99, in line for the sixth-worst record in team history. A win tomorrow will not just avoid 100 losses, it will “jump” the club up to the seventh-worst team in White Sox history, at 63-99 — tied with the 2013 White Sox.
Carlos Rodón managed to make Lucas Giolito’s outing yesterday look decent by comparison; y giving up eight earned runs in one-plus inning (earning a game score of four), Rodón’s season ERA jumped 57 points, from 3.61 to 4.18.
With the loss, the White Sox are now at a season-worst 37 games under .500.
The new mark for team strikeouts in a season is 1,579, owned by our White Sox. Perhaps they will go whiff-free on Sunday and keep the record at 1,579.
Sorry, I meant to say that perhaps the game on Sunday will be snowed out, keeping the all-time record at just 1,579.