Ahoy-hoy, all! Anybody else already drunk yet?
September 7 is the day 23 years ago I first took my future wife out on a date, to the now-demolished former state landmark, the Half Day Inn. We were in fact out celebrating a bit when this news came down (and major cap doff to Michael Kenny for his quick post ahead of “everybody” else).
So for me, Michael Kopech TJS Day can only scar my day on the surface. And as I said in the injury story thread, how we react to adversity like this says a lot about who we are as Chicago White Sox fans. It’s a tribute to SSS that we respond rationally, even optimistically, albeit salted with the many tears of lost seasons past, to news like today’s.
But, enough of my yakkin’: Let’s boogie!
Tonight’s lineups for the post-wake ballgame tonight:
Carlos Rodón is 5-1 with a 2.19 ERA (17 ER/70.0 IP), .159 opp. average and 0.96 WHIP in his last 10 starts (nine QS). His 2.19 ERA during that span is the lowest in the American League.— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) September 7, 2018
⏰: 7:10 PM CT
: @NBCSChicago +
: https://t.co/55ArzXsN5T pic.twitter.com/CBxUfVFLwA
Am I crazy, or has Nicky Delmonico hit from every spot in the lineup this season? Let’s take a look ... OK, holy crap, this is funny. I just looked it up, and Delmonico has hit in every spot in the lineup this year ... except No. 3. Tonight, Ricky Renteria takes care of that for Delmonico.
The Angels turn to Felix Peña as they open a 3-game set against the White Sox tonight.— Angels (@Angels) September 7, 2018
Game Preview: https://t.co/6x06Ry8fpi pic.twitter.com/Q4eQ8VaHp1
Crazy-ass, TJS-needing Shohei Ohtani hitting fifth tonight. Carlos Rodón has his work cut out for him against that heart of the order tonight, but maybe he’s got a little extra in him, for brother Michael.