The White Sox enter a new series against the Baltimore Orioles, as both teams make a push for the playoffs. Here’s how our lousy manager lined them up today behind Dylan Cease:
Tonight's #WhiteSox starters in Baltimore.— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 23, 2022
⏰: 6:05 p.m. CT
: CWS to have most hits -170 pic.twitter.com/CAoQfeFDxf
The White Sox offense jumped alive early in the game, as Eloy mashed a homer to right-center to put the sox on top, 2-0, in the top of the first. A home run?! Run support?! Who are these guys?!
BREAKING— Nick Murawski (@Nick_GGTB) August 23, 2022
The #WhiteSox hit a HR.
Many are saying this— Steve Lim (@Lymb0) August 23, 2022
That didn’t last long. Cease gave the runs right back in the bottom of the first, off a three-run bomb from Ryan Mountcastle.
The Sox finally hit a 2 run homer so naturally Cease goes out there and gives up a 3 run homer right away. Looks like that extra day of rest is not paying off.— Joe Crede is the (@JoeCrede) August 23, 2022
RIP to Cease's amazing ERA— italian mortician addams (@marjraguso) August 23, 2022
Chrystal is asking the right questions.
What if we just had six Johnny Cuetos? Or is it Cuetoi?— Chrystal O’Keefe (@chrystal_ok) August 23, 2022
Gavin Sheets is back in town and he is having himself a night. A Gavin Bonds appearance would be nice. But beggars can’t be choosers, I suppose.
Gavin Sheets homecoming, 2-for-2— Daryl Van Schouwen (@CST_soxvan) August 24, 2022
Cease, however, recovered fairly well after he got knocked around a bit in the first.
Dylan Cease, Filthy Sliders. pic.twitter.com/elRCrYghR4— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) August 24, 2022
Since Dylan Cease allowed the HR to Mountcastle in the 1st, he hasn't given up a hit and only allowed Rutschman to reach base on a walk.#WhiteSox— Ryan McGuffey (@RyanMcGuffey) August 24, 2022
The offense looked fantastic in the first, but the South Siders continue to be plagued by singles, bad luck, and poor execution.
Don’t get mad at Dylan, get mad at the white sox offense that won’t score another run for the rest of the game.— North Side Sox Pod (@NorthSideSoxPod) August 23, 2022
The Sox got something cooking in the top of the fifth after a Luis Robert double and an Eloy Jiménez walk, to make it first and second with no outs. Surely the White Sox would score a run, right?
Narrator: The White Sox did not score runs this inning https://t.co/GlzoDFs79N— Liddle Tina (@liddle_ktina) August 24, 2022
Dylan got himself into a little trouble in the bottom of the sixth, allowing Cedric Mullins to score on a base hit after advancing due to a pickoff attempt throwing error. Sigh, it’s 4-2, Orioles, which feels like 10-2 these days.
Checking on the Sox game. pic.twitter.com/7npsFJ4ogS— Joey P (@TheOrigMrJoeyP) August 24, 2022
Morale is super-high right now.
another thrilling white sox game— CHGO White Sox (@CHGO_WhiteSox) August 24, 2022
You just wasted 4 months of your life watching the 2022 #Whitesox— Dave (@MoscoeDavid) August 24, 2022
Luis just missed a home run to start the seventh, but with the new wall at Camden Yards, it was just a realllllllly deep double. Pain.
I HATE THE NEW WALL IN BALTIMORE— SoxNerd (@SoxNerd) August 24, 2022
This is really just plain rude.
We’re in a simulation. https://t.co/IJqpcVjUg4— Matt Crawford (@Mattheius2783) August 24, 2022
Andrew Vaughn came in to pinch-hit and delivered, with a single to center! Good Guys snag one back, and are back within one, at 4-3.
Luis Robert led off the seventh inning with a double. And after two outs, Yoán Moncada won a long battle to extend the inning with a walk. Andrew Vaughn's single brings home Robert to make it a one-run game. It's 4-3.— Vinnie Duber (@VinnieDuber) August 24, 2022
Tony made a good move. I am shocked.— Mike (@ChiSoxFanMike) August 24, 2022
Elvis Andrus grounded out to short on the next play. The curse of the singles strikes again.
This team just has zero ability or want to put up a crooked number in any scenario— Brian Knights (@BrianKnights3) August 24, 2022
Jake Diekman recorded two outs in the seventh, but then TLR decided it was the perfect time for a dumb decision and put Jimmy Lambert in to tackle the last out.
Oh Tony taking out a lefty for righty to face a hitters who hit righties better than lefties— Kyle Hall (@KHallNation) August 24, 2022
Orioles take advantage of every opportunity. The Sox do not #ChangeTheGame— Harp ⚾️⚪️⚫️ ⬇️ ❤️ (@Harp4803) August 24, 2022
The left-field wall robbed its second home run of the day, this time from Seby Zavala, at a rate I thought only Adam Engel could sustain.
Game MVP the Left Field Wall— buddster (@capsplswin) August 24, 2022
White Sox 2022 Season Summed Up In 2 Pictures pic.twitter.com/Ejc6Ecf0VI— WSux Ammar (@LaPantera73) August 24, 2022
Eloy Jiménez got smoked in the elbow by a fastball and had to leave the game, which loaded the bases for José Abreu. But sadly, the South Siders would strand another three on the base paths, bailing the Orioles out once again.
Ofc Eloy gets drilled by a 102 mph heater— Ali White (@aliwhitesox) August 24, 2022
8 left on base for Jose Abreu tonight.— Josh Nelson (@soxmachine_josh) August 24, 2022
24 LOB the last 2 games. pic.twitter.com/3ksdjVsg6W— Brian S (@MagnificentStan) August 24, 2022
The White Sox offense remained pathetic in the ninth, and they drop the first to the Orioles. It’s looking pretty bleak out there.
White Sox outhit the Orioles 11-5 but lose 5-3.— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) August 24, 2022
It's the 2nd time they have outhit an opponent by at least 5 and still lost.
They outhit the Royals 14-8 and lost 5-3 on August 11.
The #WhiteSox 2022 model:— InSOXicatedFan (Mick) (@InSOXicatedFan) August 24, 2022
Double the opposing team’s hit total and still lose.
At least Chicago still has one real team to root for as the Sky advance to the semifinals!
Sox lost… but on the bright side, the sky are kicking some ass on ESPN— Buzz (@BuzzOnTap) August 24, 2022
Night Night.#skytown— Chicago Sky (@chicagosky) August 24, 2022