It’s a big day for today’s starter for the White Sox, as this is a hometown game for Dylan Cease.
One out and runners on the corners, as Tim Anderson and Luis Robert Jr. hit back-to-back singles, but can the White Sox do anything with it?
Robert Jr. rips a single to left-center and the White Sox have runners on first and third and are in business— Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) July 16, 2023
Business was halted for the White Sox, as Eloy hits into a double play.— Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) July 16, 2023
Meanwhile, Dylan is dealing.
Dylan Cease, Vicious 89mph Slider. pic.twitter.com/HOZRGOR5jk— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) July 16, 2023
And in the top of the second, Jake Burger sends one out to make up for the first inning.
21st Burger Bomb of the Year! pic.twitter.com/aZnNP2sQnD— CHGO White Sox (@CHGO_WhiteSox) July 16, 2023
Anderson gets his second single of the day and drives in another run. Robert then drives in another one, as Andrew Beinintendi goes second to home, and that’s all for Atlanta’s Kolby Allard today.
TA and Robert with back to back RBI singles.— Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) July 16, 2023
White Sox lead 4-0 in the 2nd inning.
They already have 7 hits.
Let’s just say Braves fans are not happy with Allard this afternoon.
Kolby is going to hell— Vic Damone Jr (@wholesomefoxx) July 16, 2023
Let's stop pitching Allard. He only pitched 1 good game. We skipped Mike Soroka start for this ♂️— michael hodge (@mikehodge14) July 16, 2023
And Eloy is out injured already, so that’s great. Gavin Sheets is in, and the first pitch he sees goes right into Matt Olson’s glove.
Gavin Sheets is pinch hitting for DH Eloy Jimenez.— Daryl Van Schouwen (@CST_soxvan) July 16, 2023
McHugh does just that... but gets a very loud final out. Pinch hitter Gavin Sheets hammered a first pitch cutter at 105.7 mph, but right at Matt Olson. #Braves— Colin Beazley (@colin_beazley) July 16, 2023
Collin McHugh is in, and he has filthy stuff.
Collin McHugh, 81mph Expelliarmus Sweeper. pic.twitter.com/Nohmfx09p1— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) July 16, 2023
And it is groin tightness for Eloy.
Eloy Jiménez was removed from today’s game with left groin tightness and is being further evaluated.— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) July 16, 2023
Allard was pulled due to left shoulder tightness, so not the healthiest game so far.
LHP Kolby Allard was removed from today’s game due to left shoulder tightness.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 16, 2023
And after two walks, Olson is able to knock in a run and it’s 4-1, White Sox
Matt Olson now has 77 RBI this season.— Grant McAuley (@grantmcauley) July 16, 2023
That leads the NL and puts the #Braves on the board.
Benny single makes it 5-1.
Andrew Benintendi follows with a line drive RBI single up the middle to extend the Sox to a 5-1 lead here in the top of the fourth!— Nello (@LilNello) July 16, 2023
And Sheets makes it 6-1 with a spinner off the bat. That will be it for McHugh.
And everybody's safe. White Sox lead 6-1 pic.twitter.com/m2b7VZnDlB— White Sox Talk (@NBCSWhiteSox) July 16, 2023
And the top of the fifth is four batters, four pitches, three outs for the South Siders against Mike Soroka, who’s making his first ever relief appearance. Maybe Atlanta shouldn’t have skipped his start after all?
Soroka will make his first career relief appearance as he takes over for the #Braves in the fifth— Kevin McAlpin (@KevinMcAlpin) July 16, 2023
And Ozzie Albies gets a free base on a hit by pitch that did not look like a hit by pitch on replay. This is how it begins ... except Dylan gets out of the jam.
Ozzie Albies might be the most honest man in baseball— DFAntastic (@PhillyTradesman) July 16, 2023
Dude is trying to explain he didn’t get HBP
The Magic Bullet: Baseball Version.— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) July 16, 2023
Apparently grazed Ozzie's forearm, then his bat, then Zavala's mitt, then his shoe, then HP Ump Ryan Addition's hamstring. pic.twitter.com/QcuH1Bx23l
And Robert sends one out to make it 8-1, so you know what time it is ...
LUIS ROBERT JR MOTHERFUCKER— Dante (@DontizzleJones) July 16, 2023
LUIS— lu (@SquantsIsland) July 16, 2023
Luis Robert Jr having a huge game.— Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) July 16, 2023
Flicks a 2-run homer to right-center.
Looked like he barely touched it.
He's 4 for 4 with 3 RBIs.
White Sox beating the Braves 8-1.
Most extra-base hits this season— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) July 16, 2023
54 Shohei Ohtani
51 LUIS ROBERT JR.
51 Mookie Betts
We are not used to this at all.
I just got home and the White Sox are doing what????— Chrystal (@chrystal_ok) July 16, 2023
Great defensive play by Sheets in right? Looks like everything is coming up White Sox today.
Gavin Sheets defensive wizard— whitest sox u'know ️ ️⚧️ (@flannelGoddess) July 16, 2023
And as we have entered the eighth inning, it’s Kirby (Yates) time!
And here’s Charlie (Culberson)! He gets a single in his first appearance this season.
Charlie Culberson pinch-hitting in the ninth, gets a nice round of applause from the fans remaining from original sellout crowd. It's his first game appearance this season with the #Braves, though he's been up for about six weeks in all.— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) July 16, 2023
And the White Sox finish off the Braves. For the first time since early June, they win a series.
Who had the best tweet of the afternoon?
This poll is closed
@PhillyTradesman: Honest Albies
@chrystal_ok: White Sox did WHAT
@kimcheesal: Crazy Eyes
@WholesomeFoxx: Kolby to Hell