Gamethread: White Sox at Royals

Brett Ballantini

Ricky Renteria is choosing to regard Tim Anderson's groin injury an "opportunity" that will allow him to throw out some different lineup looks, and the manager started with a BIG one on Saturday: Batting Luis Robert leadoff.

Throughout Summer Camp, Renteria has preached patience toward Robert, but with TA out, the mentor sees an opportunity to test Robert — and observe how he reacts.

And in other news, you may have heard, but Yermín Mercedes has been activated to the roster to replace Anderson, and as you can see above, his introductory press meeting was a joyous and teary event.

Tonight's White Sox:

and the enemy:

Comments (69)
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Sean Williams
Sean Williams

That’s another White Sox win! Let’s get the sweep tomorrow!

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

Come on, Cody. Calm down and get that last out!

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

The hits just keep on coming! Don't stop now boys

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

Editor

Leury! He joins Luis and Eloy with four hits!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

Editor

Eloy gives the Sox double-digit runs!

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

Time for the cycle, Eloy

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

Editor

Big E keeps the top of the ninth alive! Eloy triple time!?

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

Yaz just wanted to say hi to our friend Glenn "It was a fucking change-up" Sparkman

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

Yaz coming in with some insurance runs!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

Editor

YAZ!!!! with a two-out, full-count, two-RBI double in the left-field gap!

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

Aaron Bummer missed a really great marketing opportunity to have his jersey say "A Bummer"

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

Editor

Ope, Fry

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

Ooof. There goes the shutout.

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

Nice grab from Leury!

Trevor Lines
Trevor Lines

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

Editor

Good luck, Matt Foster!

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

That was a vintage Astros play

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

Editor

Just as YoYo drew it up!

Sean Williams
Sean Williams

Luis Robert seems comfortable in the leadoff spot. I’d like to see him continue to get chances there.

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

Editor

I love Luis Robert

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

Editor

Oh, Nick Madrigal

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

Adam Engel is going to start loving to play in KC

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

Editor

Adam Engel with a Kansas City special!

Sean Williams
Sean Williams

Nick Madrigal’s first hit is coming up this inning. I can feel it!

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

Jimmy Biceps getting us out of the inning!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

Editor

Let’s go, Jimmy!!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

Editor

For not having good control, Gio pitched really well today

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

We can't keep leaving running on base, especially when bases loaded, against bad teams. It's easy runs we're losing out on.

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

Editor

That’s tough. Two times with the bases loaded and zero runs scored

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

Editor

Oof, EE

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

Editor

Bases loaded again!

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

Mike Matheny's great tactical ideas include burning through his bullpen and apply the shift occasionally.

I hope Jose blasts one through that big hole on the right.

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

Editor

I love Luis Robert

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

Editor

Bases loaded with zero outs...and no runs scored

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

First major league hit is coming this game for Madrigal, I can feel it!

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

The hits keep on coming

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

Editor

Gio escapes the jam! Still 5-0 lead!

Sean Williams
Sean Williams

Almost everyone in the lineup has contributed in some way tonight and we are not even through two innings yet. You love to see it.

LukeSmailes
LukeSmailes

Robert is going to be an absolute superstar. Oh my goodness.

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

Editor

I called a leadoff HR for LuBob, but I will sure take this one!

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

I'm glad to see that the Royals brought their C- game today.

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

Editor

Strike ‘em out, throw ‘em out double play!!

Sean Williams
Sean Williams

That was a fun top half of the first!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

Editor

Back-to-back nights with a three-run home run for the Sox!

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

Bullpen up and alive in Kansas City.

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

Editor

Leury keeps it alive with a single!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

Editor

All four runs scored with two outs. I love a good two-out offense!

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

Thanks for the assist, Bubba!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

Editor

ELOY!!!!!!!

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

I'd love to see some EE magic. The K is a hitter's part so there's no reason this isn't a home run derby.


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