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Gamethread: Cleveland at White Sox

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Happy Friday! Let’s win this one, OK?

Minnesota Twins v Chicago White Sox
Lance Lynn leads the new-look White Sox against white-flag Cleveland.
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Happy Trade Deadline Day to those who celebrate.

The White Sox wasted no time adding César Hernández to the lineup today (see below), so it’s nice to play Cleveland and have him on our side.

We’re going to miss Nick Madrigal, and I guess some people might miss Codi Heuer.

But the trade deadline is over for another year, and I for one am happy about that because it is stressful.

Tonight opens a series against Cleveland and I hope it goes better than the last few Fridays I’ve covered, because it’s been rough. It’s going to be J.C. Mejía facing off against Lance Lynn. Mejía has a 7.52 ERA and a 1-6 record, while Lynn has a 1.91 ERA and 10-3 record. I’m a big fan of these “Career vs. Lynn stats” of the Cleveland lineup:

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Hopefully the White Sox remember that they have to hit the ball, too. Speaking of ...

José Ramírez leads the team in home runs (22) and RBIs (60) while Amed Rosario leads in batting average (.261).

Josh Reddick is still day-to-day, so he may make an appearance in right this series, but we’ll see.

Here’s how everyone is lining up tonight:

Game is on NBC Sports Chicago for locals, ESPN 1000 for radio listeners, and MLB.TV for non-locals. Check with me after the game for your recap and pop over to Six Pack of Stats by Ashley Sanders tonight.