Well, though I fear my SSS brethren will mostly disagree, Bill Walton’s trip into the broadcast booth on Friday night was a delight.
And one thing you cannot dispute, it was a successful trip, as the Chicago White Sox clobbered the Angels, 7-2.
Here’s the one true highlight you need to see:
James McCann’s massive shot out to left-center took a tight, 3-2 game and put it away for the White Sox, closing out scoring in just the top of the sixth.
Chicago’s offense was prodigious tonight, led by three hits from McCann, but getting two-hit nights from Tim Anderson, Leury García and Yolmer Sánchez. Anderson could easily have had three hits as well, as his screaming liner was nabbed by deft Angels starter Patrick Sandoval in the top of the first.
Lucas Giolito and the White Sox pitching were on point all game. Lucas threw a strong six in front of his home crowd, whiffing 11 and surrendering just six hits, two earned, three walks and a Mike Trout homer. Aaron Bummer and Kelvin Herrera brought it home for the White Sox, who won a must-game, with Giolito on the mound.