Gamethread: White Sox at Royals

Brett Ballantini

All right guys, a bit of a quickie gamethread, I might be missing the game attending to a family matter. Hopefully the lineups etc. aren't outdated in the next couple of hours!

It's Nick Madrigal Day! The rookie is in the lineup, batting ninth tonight. Perhaps more astounding is that the White Sox ate nearly $4 million to dump Kelvin Herrera out of the bullpen after just two appearances. Serious business, this 2020 miniseason!

Tonight's White Sox:

And for the grumpy Guses of baseball, the Royals, no lineup as of 3:21 CT pregame. (Ooh, gamesmanship!) But there's this tweet, so someone is awake at Kauffman Stadium:

(some funny responses to that tweet, including "if the park is so beautiful, why do you want to build a new one downtown?")

Oh, and read Colleen's Know Your Enemy. If you don't hate the Royals already, you will.

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Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Two-game win streak!

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Mark Liptak
Mark Liptak

I think, not sure the Sox are now 5-14 in KC since the start of the 2018 season. You take the win and move along to Saturday, hopefully Gio (??) Gonzales makes his first Sox actual start better than his relief appearance.

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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What a pick by Abreu! His defense is much improved!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Three outs to glory

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

Either everything is the zone or nothing's the zone. It feels like there's no grey area with this plate ump tonight.

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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I love the White Sox bullpen

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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YAY Nick! It wasn't pretty but he's on base AND in scoring position!

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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Alright now might be the last of Keuchel.

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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Hi Barlow: Quarantine is over. We can get haircuts again.

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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Also Brett, re: your comment above about gamesmanship: uh we're talking about Mike Matheny. He doesn't have gamesmanship.

Kevin.K
Kevin.K

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Last inning for Dallas I would assume.

Kevin.K
Kevin.K

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Not digging the little braid on Jose either.

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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You know, I really don't think José has enough gum in his mouth right now.

Brett Ballantini
Brett Ballantini

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I really liked seeing McCann's death stare once Zubic threw over to first (?) after hitting him for the second time.

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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Keuchel is great at getting himself out of some jams, that's for sure.

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Big back-to-back strikeouts for Dallas

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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Ah Nick. Just saving that hit for a big moment. We see what you're doing.

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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Ok, no more bunts 2020

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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Charge the mound!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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James is PISSED. As he should be

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Cover your nose, Coop

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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Tim blowing some EASY outs today. Woof....

Brett Ballantini
Brett Ballantini

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Is there room in this room for a third?

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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WTF was that play

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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Dallas Keuchel continues his streak of dominate starts for the Sox

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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Nick Madrigal family cam is something we need at all times.

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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Ok well turns out I'm great at accidentally replying to Ashely on the game thread

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Timmy is 2-for-2 through two innings of play!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Nick Madrigal grounds out to second base for his first MLB AB

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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ADAM ENGEL 3-RUN SHOT

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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How James McCann is okay after being hit in the head is beyond me.

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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I think they need to find a way to impress plate patience on Robert. He fell behind on what would have been 2 balls and it's going to be costly as the season goes on if he can't work it out.

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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"Naperville's own" feels like a low-key dig by Jason.

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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1-2-3 inning! You love to see it!

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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Now let's see if the Sox get the same questionable strike zone.

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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I know this question has been asked before (lol) but is Adam Engel's red glove new? Is it so we can see him?

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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Well, that DP hurt.

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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YoYo walks!

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

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What a start, Timmy!

Colleen Sullivan
Colleen Sullivan

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Happy Nick Madrigal Day!


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