Tim Anderson underwent successful surgery this morning in Chicago to repair a sagittal band tear on the middle finger of his left hand. His expected return to the active roster remains approximately six weeks.— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 11, 2022
And some other news that is not so great. It certainly makes the clubhouse look like a joke.
Tony La Russa responds to Johnny Cueto questioning the team's "fire"— White Sox Talk (@NBCSWhiteSox) August 11, 2022
"It's a curious statement. It's better to be discussed within the family." pic.twitter.com/8PDhqthARC
We have, well, a lineup.
We also have some thoughts about leadership to start the game off.
Frank Menechino is trending, and shockingly, it's not due to an amazing hitting performance!— Bennett Karoll (@TheBennettK) August 11, 2022
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Or former Illinois residents.
We don’t need to hear that Nicky López is from Naperville Central every time he’s on screen.— Dave Perez (@DavePerez272) August 11, 2022
As we get through a few innings, the fans really start to crack.
Par for the course unfortunately. Fundamentally flawed. https://t.co/DOi2Nj0HdJ— Jared Ramsden (@CalDevil3219) August 11, 2022
Seriously. It’s 1-0, Royals.
I’m sensing a trend on the Bird App today.
Dylan Cease has the heat this afternoon, but the already sad offense is not there.
The White Sox have runners at the corners and one out.
Just schedule this tweet for once or twice a game.— White Sox Twitt3r is baby. (@SoxTwitt3r) August 11, 2022
Daryl provided a lovely summary.
To summarize— Daryl Van Schouwen (@CST_soxvan) August 11, 2022
First and second, no outs in second -- no runs
Bases loaded, no outs in third -- no runs
First and third, no outs in sixth -- no runs
Royals 1, White Sox 0
It really didn’t change after the Royals pulled Zack Greinke.
The Sox don’t hustle. They don’t play sound fundamental baseball. They make strategic mistakes every game.— Tyrone (@TheTyronePalmer) August 11, 2022
What exactly does Tony do?
Joe Kelly comes in, briefly.
Ruiz gives up a two-run single to Nicky Lopez that grows Sox' deficit to 3-0.— Vinnie Duber (@VinnieDuber) August 11, 2022
Local product Nicky Lopez, from Naperville, just buried the Sox with a single. “Hometown” hero.— White Sox Truther (@SamR33v3s) August 11, 2022
Sam with some devastating truths.
So many minority coaching candidates don’t even get the opportunity to interview for major league coaching positions while Tony La Russa manages like he’s trying to get fired knowing he never will be.— North Side Sox Pod (@NorthSideSoxPod) August 11, 2022
An update on Joe Kelly:
Joe Kelly left today’s game with lightheadedness. He will be further evaluated.— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 11, 2022
Yasmani Grandal looks to save the day during the bottom of the eighth. It’s now 4-2, Royals.
BREAKING: Yasmani Grandal hit his first HR since May 16th. Miracles do happen. #WhiteSox— Nick Murawski (@Nick_GGTB) August 11, 2022
The White Sox looked like they might just do something with the bases loaded.
Two TVs are on, one to the Phillies game, one to the White Sox game; which one does Keith Hernandez shut off first?— Razzball (@Razzball) August 11, 2022
Andrew Vaughn starts the ninth off with a homer, making it 5-3, Royals.
Alas, the one run didn’t help and the White Sox were unable to score.
In the “soft spot in the schedule,” #WhiteSox have gone 8-8.— Laurence Holmes (@LaurenceWHolmes) August 11, 2022
In wins: they’ve averaged 4.3 runs per game (not great).
In losses: they’ve averaged 2 runs per game (Bad).
They’re farther away from 1st place than they were at AS Break. And have burned 20 games off the schedule.
You’ve got to run, Abreu.
The leader of the team (Jose Abreu) doesn’t run on a dropped third strike and sets the tone for the rest of his team— Herb Lawrence (@Ecnerwal23) August 11, 2022
Sox lose 3 of 4 against the hapless Royals and fall 3.5 games behind the Guardians.
Steve Stone is pissed.— Duke Coughlin (@ThatPodGuyDuke) August 11, 2022
"We won't win much as long as hustle is optional."
At least we have Dylan Cease, I guess.
Dylan Cease has allowed 0 or 1 ER in every start since May 29. 14 starts. That's incredible. More surprising? He's only picked up the WIN in *eight* of those starts. And it's likely after today he will have taken the LOSS in three of the games. That's White Sox baseball in 2022— Scot Bertram (@ScotBertram) August 11, 2022