Game 1 gamethread: White Sox at Spiders

Brett Ballantini

Hey, we're giving gamethreads a go here at Sports Illustrated for the first time. Conversation among our staff on Sunday was so robust, it seems if nothing else we'll just hop on site, and if our readers want to join in, the more the merrier!

It's a doubleheader today!

No Ricky Renteria. He tested negative for coronavirus last night but remains isolated from the team. Per bench coach Joe McEwing, the jefe is in good spirits.

Eloy is still recovering from the sore noggin he caught on Sunday, but the hope is he will be able to play in tomorrow's finale.

The lineup for the opener:

And here's how the Spiders will line up:

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Joe Resis
Joe Resis

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Okay ... time to take game 2!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Tough...so many chances

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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YAZ!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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YAZZZZZZ

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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Timmy continues to rake!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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TIMMY

Joe Resis
Joe Resis

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I enjoyed Benetti's reaction to the strike zone during the Zack Collins AB. Throwing shade but still remaining calm and friendly.

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Codi Heuer continues to impress me.

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Comeback SZN...let's get it!

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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This is a painful game and it doesn't give me a lot of confidence for game #2

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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...

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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ALRIGHT, bases loaded and 1 out. Let's do something with this that doesn't involve hitting in to a double play.

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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LUIS LOADS THE BASES!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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OKAY, Nicky! Luis Robert with another big situation...let's go!

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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Charge the mound, parrot! That wasn't even remotely close to a swing so Francona is being a cranky old bat.

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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Now if only we could capitalize with runners on....

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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I thought that was gone! Nice grab!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Great catch, Nicky!

Janice Scurio
Janice Scurio

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Ross Detwiler has yet to allow a baserunner this season. I might have predicted his resurgence during Summer Camp...

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Too bad that Luis hit didn’t come an AB sooner

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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I know they said it's the first base umpire's first MLB game but is it the plate ump's too cause YIKES those last 2 were botched calls on Yaz

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Good, aggressive baserunning! Pito notches an RBI groundout.

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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Dear God please score. Stop leaving runners on base.

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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I love Tim Anderson.

Trevor Lines
Trevor Lines

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The second and third ball were suuuch good takes on the sliders😩 then he saw fastball and couldn’t resist

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Luis swings at ball four, and Leury grounds out to end the inning. Big runs left on base right there

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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I jinxed it....sorry guys

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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Perfect time for a Roberts first grand slam.

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Four straight balls! Nicky walks to load the bases with one out. Luis Robert is at the plate...

Trevor Lines
Trevor Lines

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Well, Nicky is due 🤷‍♂️

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Edwin with an infield single! Won’t see that too often!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Abreu working the count and just missed a home run. I’ll take the double. Let’s score him!

Trevor Lines
Trevor Lines

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Jace Fry is gonna be huge this year if he can keep throwing the ball over the plate like he has been

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Much-needed double play!

Trevor Lines
Trevor Lines

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Grandal setting up low and away, hits him with 98 up and in. He has no idea where it’s going rn

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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LOVE STICK TALK

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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TIMMY!

Tommy Barbee
Tommy Barbee

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Nicely done, TA.

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Civale is getting that expanded plate. Last two pitches to Engel were balls.

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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50 pitches by the 2nd isn't great, Dylan.

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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I'm really glad we fired the hitting coach last season and LITERALLY NO OTHER coaches that were doing bad jobs.

Tommy Barbee
Tommy Barbee

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Not a fan of the Sox constantly needing to battle back in the early part of this season.

GuitarSox326
GuitarSox326

Literally everything Cease is throwing is up right now. He has to learn to chage the hitters' eye level

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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Is Ethan Katz still doing part-time work for the Giants cause I have a summer job request for him....

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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I want Tim to tighten up his defense a bit more.

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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Francisco Lindor reminds Cleveland why they should pay him all the money.

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Ope.

Trevor Lines
Trevor Lines

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Like to see Cease/Grandal trusting the changeup early, that being Cease’s clear third pitch. Good sign for his long term success

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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Periodic reminder that we could have really used Puig in right.

Jake Mastroianni
Jake Mastroianni

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The scoring against White Sox pitching needs to Cease.... I'm out.


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