Good evening, friends. We’ve got a late-night game on the West Coast, and it’s approximately 9:40 p.m. ET for me. Get your coffee poured and settle in for White Sox vs. Mariners. Let’s see how Miguel Cairo lines the South Siders up for White Sox After Dark.
Right off the bat (pun intended), Yoán Moncada gets a hit.
Yoán Moncada returns with a bullet single to center field in his first at-bat off the IL— James Fegan (@JRFegan) September 7, 2022
Luis Robert doesn’t even try to swing at two fastballs in the zone.
In a season of inexplicable decisions, not putting Luis Robert on the IL is certainly one of them.— Kevin Shannon (@KevinMShannon) September 7, 2022
Johnny Cueto and Elvis Andrus — White Sox icons when it comes to getting out of an inning with a double play.
Something about Johnny and Elvis talking just gave me so much confidence in them getting out of that.— Caleb McKee (@CalebTMcKee) September 7, 2022
Most iconic Johnny and Elvis combo since Cash and Presley?
September problems, am I right?
Hate the time of year when you have to root for teams like the Kansas City Royals to suddenly be good at baseball— JeremyChiSox (@JeremyChiSox) September 7, 2022
Logan Gilbert gets José Abreu, now with two on after Moncada’s hit.
So for me personally, I’d like opposing pitchers to stop throwing pitches at our player’s heads.— Cairo’s boys don’t quit (@NorthSideSoxPod) September 7, 2022
Will the benches clear? Friend of White Sox Twitter Brittney reports.
I think it’s Kendall Graveman— Brittney Bush Bollay (@BrittneyBush) September 7, 2022
The fourth inning is brought to you by #SoxMath.
Catching at third base appears to be difficult. With a ball hitting the camera well after a wild throw, Ty France speeds to home plate and Gavin Sheets is charged with an error. It’s now 1-0, Mariners.
Moncada made a somewhat haphazard attempt to stop Sheets' throw to third with France tagging up. Ball goes out of play, Sheets charged with an error and France scores the game's first run. Fly ball was first out of inning.— Daryl Van Schouwen (@CST_soxvan) September 7, 2022
Danny Mendick traveled with the team for the series and joined Jason and Gordon on the broadcast. A lot of people, myself included, miss him.
DANNY— Kaylee (@k__ridgeway) September 7, 2022
Luis Robert is back to his one-handed swing ...
Sorta hard to play baseball with only one hand. Maybe Robert shouldn’t be fucking playing?— Jon (@jonklemke) September 7, 2022
At least he’s finally pulled out of the game. I’m sure Tony would’ve left him out there to die.
Unbelievable negligence from an organization that normally handles every situation with incredible thought and grace. https://t.co/x8ww8tSUWA— Cairo’s boys don’t quit (@NorthSideSoxPod) September 7, 2022
Yasmani Grandal is having a rough night.
Now Grandal absolutely has to come out. That’s the 5th pitch he’s dropped/couldn’t handle clean— Dan Stevens (@thisdanstevens) September 7, 2022
Gavin Sheets is up with two one and one out in the sixth. Will the White Sox finally get on the board?
get it done here— italian mortician addams (@marjraguso) September 7, 2022
It didn’t work.
Long game, no run support, and dueling with a pitcher with the nastiest stuff.
It feels like Cueto has thrown 800 pitches in this game— BeefLoaf (@MrDelicious13) September 7, 2022
Wait ... this might just be the reason the White Sox are having a bad night!
Just a mere mention of Tony La Russa returning and the #WhiteSox turn to pudding— AJ Mithen (@AJMithen) September 7, 2022
More onsite coverage, this time from Dan. Also, Adam Engel did in fact get a leadoff single.
Buns of steel about to deliver pic.twitter.com/IpWzIIsLEz— Dan Stevens (@thisdanstevens) September 7, 2022
We have an update on Luis Robert:
PUT HIM ON THE DAMN IL https://t.co/ue9IaVJQ5g— Cherokee Booster Bill (@LordofComiskey) September 7, 2022
It’s still 1-0, Mariners, in the bottom of the seventh. Jimmy Lambert is in after Johnny Cueto had a rough start to the seventh. We’re all in misery.
This is one of those games that should feel ok to lose but everything is so damn magnified at this point in this ridiculous season.— Brian O'Neill (@oneillofchicago) September 7, 2022
Jimmy Lambert had his usual success, getting through the seventh. He’s really doing great this season.
Jimmy Lambert saves the day and keeps Cueto’s outing clean.— Vinnie Parise (@VinnieParise) September 7, 2022
6.0 innings with five hits, three walks, and one run against (earned). 3 K’s for Cueto.
Another super solid outing for him.
Friends, I am frustrated. I think Nick might be as well.
Through 8 innings: 1-for-7 w/ RISP and 9 LOB. 12 strikeouts. 2 walks. #WhiteSox— Nick Murawski (@Nick_GGTB) September 7, 2022
Welp. It’s 3-0, Mariners, in the bottom of the eighth.
Fart— White Sox Truther (@SamR33v3s) September 7, 2022
Twitter is down bad.
The White Sox lose and force a rubber match tomorrow. Get your rest, quick turnaround.
File that one under “Seattle was the better team today” and go for the series win tomorrow.— White Sox Exploding Scoreboard (@SoxScoreboard) September 7, 2022