Gamethread: White Sox at Cleveland Garland Buckeyes

Brett Ballantini

Not exactly how it was drawn up, but hey, it's a weird season.

Lucas Giolito got roughed up in the season opener vs. Minnesota and faces a potent Cleveland lineup tonight. Let's hope he can stay on top of that fastball, and if nothing else, drag himself into the fifth or sixth to help spare the bullpen. That and a day off Thursday ought to get every arm in the pen to full readiness for a must-win series in Kansas City.

Oh, and Jimmy Lambert is on the IL due to forearm soreness. That's usually a very scary sign, but Ricky Renteria said the initial concern wasn't inordinate. Matt Foster is on the club to replace Lambert in the bullpen, and could make his major league debut tonight.

Today's White Sox also are missing Nicky Delmonico:

And how Cleveland lines up:

And here is Ricky Renteria's pregame comments (covering the losing streak, Matt Foster, and the return of Eloy Jiménez), courtesy of the White Sox:

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Nello Rubio
Nello Rubio

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Phew 😅 What a much needed win!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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WIN!

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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We just can't have easy things can we

Nello Rubio
Nello Rubio

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One more out from victory!

Brett Ballantini
Brett Ballantini

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holy hell is Luis Robert dangerous

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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Let's do this. Three up, three down.

Nello Rubio
Nello Rubio

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Let’s go baby 💪🏼

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Three outs away from victory!

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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I will take the runs where I can get the runs.

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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ROBERT TWO-OUT, TWO-RBI SINGLE

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Insurance run! 2-0 Sox!

Brett Ballantini
Brett Ballantini

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CATCHER'S INTERFERENCE OFFENSE!

Nello Rubio
Nello Rubio

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Yaz! Now let’s break it open!!

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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I'LL TAKE IT! Thank you, Yaz!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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YAZZZZZZ

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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holds breath and crosses fingers

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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BASES LOADED!!!!!! ZERO OUTS

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Keep it going!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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I held my breath on that YoYo walk!

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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Yoyo is due for a nice hard hit. Not even looking for a home run!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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TIMMY leadoff double!!!!!

Nello Rubio
Nello Rubio

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Great bullpen work, now let’s get some freaking runs!!!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Aaron Bummer is back too!

Brett Ballantini
Brett Ballantini

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93 game score for Plesac tonight, boy howdy

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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Woof these at-bats have been rough.

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Run support time, please! Let's go White Sox!

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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Mercy!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Awesome inning for Evan Marshall!

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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I know the Sox haven't started out that great this season as a group, but Marshall has really been showing up for the bullpen.

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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I love when they show Lucas Giolito standing next to normal size people. It's cartoonish!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Lucas's day is done. The ace is back!

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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Come on, guys! Get those bats going!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Lucas pitches out of another jam! Give this man some run support, please!

Nello Rubio
Nello Rubio

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What a play by Jose 😳

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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I know not everyone is wild about Adam Engel but I really like him.

When he's on he is ON

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Adam Engel WHEELS

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Lucas Giolito is cruising! Too bad Plesac is too...come on, White Sox offense!

Brett Ballantini
Brett Ballantini

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For a guy who is not exactly a video gamer, this SI platform makes for a challenging gamethread.

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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What a beautiful double play!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Runners on the corners with zero outs? Giolito gets out of the inning unscathed via strikeout and double play!

Brett Ballantini
Brett Ballantini

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Two of the first 52 pitches from Lucas a breaking ball? Hm

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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Our offense needs to wake-up! Get some guys on base and get those runs.

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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Oh José :(

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Oh, Yoyo

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Aggressive baserunning by Leury pays off! Ducks on the pond, but two outs

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Leury with the first White Sox hit of the ballgame!

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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I'm glad Lucas is back and looking great! Makes me confident that Opening Day was a fluke. Now if only we could get these bats going.

Brett Ballantini
Brett Ballantini

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Lucas is taking the whole let's make sure that was the worst run of the season for the rotation pretty seriously. Really nice start, man was it needed.

Joe Resis
Joe Resis

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Good start! I'll take it. Anyone who bet the under for this game is probably feeling pretty relaxed.

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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1-2-3 inning for Lucas! This game is already starting fantastically!


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