**The nightcap is going to be delayed by an approaching storm, per the Sox**
The start of tonight's second game will be delayed due to a storm line approaching from the northwest. We do expect to get the game in this evening.— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) April 29, 2021
The White Sox overcame a questionable lineup in game one of the straight doubleheader to defeat the Tigers 3-1. Carlos Rodón, who has quickly become ace of the staff, just like we all thought would happen at the end of the 2020 season, tossed a gem. Rodón went six innings, giving up only one earned run, walking one batter and striking out twelve (12) TWELVE!!!!
The Sox will try to sweep the doubleheader and win the series all at once in the nightcap, when Dylan Cease faces off against (somehow not traded yet for several prospects) Matthew Boyd. Boyd has been fantastic this season, owning a 1.82 ERA and 0.84 WHIP. I’m far from Mr. Numbers, (they DON’T call me Mr. Numbers! as Sidney Poitier would say) but even I can tell you that Boyd has been one tough Tiger this season. That said, he does throw with his left arm, which the Sox, if you haven’t heard, tend to salivate at the idea of.
Dylan Cease has been less than stellar in the young season holding a 4.15 ERA and 1.73 WHIP, and has failed to reach five innings in any of his first four starts, but maybe a seven-inning game will be just what he needs.
Anyway, enough of me jabbering and on to the lineups (I wrote this prior the lineups being released so please god no Jake Lamb, I am typing it into existence).
In fact, in the interest of just getting the gamethread up for comments, we’re posting sans Game 2 lineup info, and will either jump back in and post them later, or just let you guess and we plunge, perhaps quite literally, into a second game and possible sweep.
Same bat channels, Jeremy Karll with the Six Pack postgame, and the plan is also to have a post-twinbill, post-Bengals series postgame podcast as well.
Hey look! The lineups!
For the Tigers:
Here's how we line up for Game 2.— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) April 29, 2021
The start of tonight's game has been delayed due to an impending storm line. We'll let you know when we have an exact time. pic.twitter.com/bKiu2ks8Gd
... and the Sox:
Tonight's #WhiteSox starters for Game 2 at Guaranteed Rate Field.— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) April 29, 2021
: @NBCSChicago +
: @ESPN1000 pic.twitter.com/bQligRp1dm