The Chicago White Sox placed right-handed starter Lucas Giolito (abdominal strain) and outfielder AJ Pollock (right hamstring strain) on the injured list Tuesday while recalling pitchers Jimmy Lambert and Anderson Severino from Triple-A Charlotte. Giolito is expected to miss only a couple of starts after leaving Opening Day after four innings on Friday. "I've been feeling significantly better with each day," he said Tuesday morning. "I've been able to keep my arm moving, which was super important for me in this process."
The Washington Commanders faced their division rival Philadelphia Eagles for the second time this season on Monday Night Football. The Washington Commanders aimed for an earth-shattering and potential season-saving upset on the road Monday night, as they visited the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field for an NFC East battle.
Shortly after Kyle Tucker secured the final out of the World Series, Astros star Jose Altuve spoke to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal about what Baker has meant to Houston. "He means everything," Altuve told Rosenthal. "Like I said many, many times, he came here at the right time, came here with the right team and won his first World Series." Baker had been on the losing end in his two previous trips to the World Series as a manager -- 2002 with the Giants and last year with the Astros. Baker appeared in three World Series as a player with the Los Angeles Dodgers, losing in 1977 and 1978 before winning a ring in 1981. Baker entered the 2022 World Series with 2,093 career regular season wins, the most by a manager without a championship to his name. That stat is no more. When Baker was let go by the Washington Nationals after the 2017 season, it appeared as if he would fall short of reaching 2,000 managerial wins and winning a World Series. But the Astros came calling in 2020 after they fired A.J. Hinch in the wake of the sign-stealing scandal. SOURCE
However, that doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy the rest of the league. The first game between the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals had one of the most chaotic endings that you’ll see all postseason long. This was the type of game that makes the playoffs so great. The Philadelphia Phillies scored six runs in the top of the 9th inning to take a 6-2 lead over the Cardinals who were in line to take a 1-0 series lead. Instead, the Cardinals were only able to score one in the bottom of the ninth so the Phillies’ comeback earned them that 6-3 victory.
Look, this frustrating White Sox season is all Tony La Russa’s fault. Or maybe it’s Rick Hahn’s and Kenny Williams’ fault. Or is it the players’ fault? But wait: What about the man who sits at the top of all this? Is it Jerry Reinsdorf’s fault? In this week’s "Polling Place" — your home for Sun-Times sports polls on Twitter — we asked who’s chiefly to blame if the Sox fail to reach the postseason. "It’s so easy to pick the owner," @ShawnaP79 commented, "but this is on La Russa. You see the difference since he has been gone." "La Russa is the problem," @TimothyMccue2 wrote, "but the owner is who put him in charge." More voters were in line with the latter take. We also asked about Notre Dame: Is this going to be a losing season for the 0-2 Irish? And, of course, we asked about Sunday’s Bears-Packers game in Green Bay. Dare we even consider the possibility of a Bears win? Offered @VerbanEmil, "I’m drunk with hope." Bottoms up, and on to the polls:
The White Sox have claimed right-hander Nicholas Padilla off waivers from the Cubs and optioned him to Triple-A Charlotte, tweets Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times. Southpaw Anderson Severino was designated for assignments to open a spot on the 40-man roster. Padilla, 25, has one big league game under his belt. He was called up by the Cubs late last month, and he worked 1 2/3 innings of one-run ball during his lone relief appearance. He leaned primarily on a 93 MPH cutter during that outing, per Statcast, and was optioned after the game. The Cubs designated him for assignment earlier this week when the need for a 40-man roster spot arose to bring back Michael Hermosillo from the injured list.
It’s been about two weeks since the White Sox announced manager Tony La Russa was taking an indefinite leave of absence for personal medical reasons. We now know the 77-year-old had a pacemaker inserted and his return to the dugout remains uncertain. It’s no doubt an unnerving situation and to say the baseball world is hoping La Russa makes a speedy recovery pretty much goes without saying. There are things bigger than sports, after all.
Tuesday while recalling pitchers Jimmy Lambert and Anderson Severino from Triple-A Charlotte. Giolito is expected to miss only a couple of starts after leaving Opening Day after four innings on Friday.
Southpaw made his Major League debut on June 13, 2004, and has positively impacted the White Sox community ever since. To honor Southpaw, there will be an induction ceremony into the Mascot Hall of Fame located in Whiting, Ind., on Saturday, June 18 at 12 p.m. CT, and fans are encouraged to attend. Tickets are $10 per person. On Friday, June 24, there will be a Southpaw Mascot Hall of Fame Celebration, and the first 500 purchasers to the event will receive a Southpaw Mascot Hall of Fame Ring.
Just saw this--- great documentary on the fastball through the ages. From Walter Johnson to Aroldis Chapman., with some Bob Feller, Nolan Ryan, Sandy Koufax and Steve Dalkowski et. al. in between.