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  • #2
    Royals lost.

    Cubs couldn't get it done against the Indians, they hit into a DP with two men on in the 9th.

    Mathematically, obviously, this is a huge deal, this is a series the Twins needed to sweep. And they won't do that. I hope that Moncada and Abreu are OK, they both looked hurt late tonight.
    "Hope...may be indulged in by those who have abundant resources...but those who stake their all upon the venture see it in its true colors only after they are ruined."
    -- Thucydides

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    • #3
      https://twitter.com/JRFegan/status/1...338598912?s=20

      LaRussa said they are both sore but will probably play tomorrow.

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      • #4
        Solid game all around.

        Cease didn't have his best stuff but he kept them in the game.

        Jose starting to heat up which is certainly a welcome site.

        Biggest thing I took out of the game tonight? Sox pitchers kept Cruz in the stadium. That guy just murders Sox pitching usually with the long ball variety.

        Since the Cubs did the Sox no favors tonight, lead is still a game.

        Get the series win Wednesday please.

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        • #5
          Early on this looked like the Sox were going to have to grind this one out. Cease didn't have his best stuff/command, but he was able to battle through 5 innings. The key for him to get through it, which he didn't have last season, was that he got the big K's when he needed them. The K-rate is nearly double what it was last year, and that can help him out of tough situations like it did today.

          I was listening to the 6th inning on the radio, but Foster once again had a rough outing. I would say he needs to get some lower leverage work in, but I think he's been hit hard in those situations as well. He might need to be sent down to Charlotte until he gets things going in the right direction. Great move by TLR to go to Crochet to get out of that inning. Really, all the pitching moves throughout the night were well timed.

          3 straight games with 9 runs.

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          • #6
            Beating the twinkies is always fun. Beating them after giving up an early 3-spot while scoring runs in lots of different ways makes it even more fun. Cease didn’t look good early but he settled down and looked sharp at the end. Went to the curve and the twinkies just flailed.

            That change up back cutting whatever pitch that Heuer is throwing is real put your head between your knees and kiss your ass goodbye nasty. Bummer is just mean. At some point we’re going to have to let Hendricks pitch in non-save situations just to get him work.

            Plugging along...







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            • #7
              I was hoping the Cubs had a no-hitter in them tonight, going up against a team that gets no-hit every few weeks. I never bought into the early Royals love, but it was good to see that the bottom team in the division could push push across a run to win in the bottom of the ninth after blowing a 7-0 lead after seven (in a game that would have been less exciting if it were the first half of a 2021 doubleheader).

              But tonight's headline was the Twins losing again because it was against the first-place White Sox.

              This game ended up with the same score as the Sunday win against the Royals, but it felt a lot closer. When the Twins came up with three in the second, It looked like it could be uphill all night. Cease probably deserved better. The hit that loaded the bases wasn't hit very well. Hitting Rortvedt (he of the .063 batting average) with the bases loaded on an 0-2 count was a tough break. It drove in a run and set up the sacrifice fly for the third run, although throwing out the runner from second going into third shut down the rally. It wouldn't be the last Twins threat, but they wouldn't score again.

              The Sox bullpen -- because Cease could only go five -- even overcame what could have been a game-turning error on the infield. Sometimes relief wins are just a matter of timing, pitching in the right inning, if not blowing a lead that before your team regains it. But Crochet earned this one, coming in with one out and leaving runners on first and third and the score tied before Abreu untied it in the bottom of the inning Abreu had been robbed of a home run earlier, despite Buxton being on the injured list. Abreu singled before -- go figure -- a Madrigal walk before -- go figure -- a Grandal game-tying homer on an 0-1 pitch. Abreu came to hit tonight, but again the rest of the lineup had things going as well.

              I was a little disappointed in Foster tonight, when the game was very much in doubt, but the complaints are few. This team has been playing very well, and tonight they even came from behind. There's a lot of baseball left to play, but the Sox and Cleveland seem to be pulling away from the rest of the division. I have a feeling that Abreu is going to warm up with the weather and backed by a starting rotation that only gives up three runs on a bad night, I continue to like this White Sox team's character.

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              • #8
                Moncada and Abreu seemingly always appear to be hurt with the way they slowly move and their facial expressions. Hopefully TLR is right and it's just soreness and they are both available tonight. Nice job by Crochet to strand runner at 3rd when game was still tied and the Twins had only 1 out. Have to shore up the defense a bit...Grandal and Moncada letting a ball fall between them led directly to an extra run. But it's hard to complain too much when you're in 1st place and have won 4 in a row. Don't stop now boys!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by shingo10 View Post
                  Moncada and Abreu seemingly always appear to be hurt with the way they slowly move and their facial expressions. Hopefully TLR is right and it's just soreness and they are both available tonight. Nice job by Crochet to strand runner at 3rd when game was still tied and the Twins had only 1 out. Have to shore up the defense a bit...Grandal and Moncada letting a ball fall between them led directly to an extra run. But it's hard to complain too much when you're in 1st place and have won 4 in a row. Don't stop now boys!
                  I didn't notice Moncada, but Abreu definitely seemed to be hobbling around towards the end of the game, both running the bases and on defense. I'm sure he wants to be out their against the LHP today in Happ. Moncada for years has had problems keeping his legs healthy. It's been awhile since he's had a day off and it would seem like a good time to give him a break, except that both right-handed backup 3B options are likely going to be starting in CF and RF, so you'd have to go with Lamb against the lefty starter.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ChiTownTrojan View Post
                    I didn't notice Moncada.
                    During his final at-bat of the game, Moncada swing and missed on the first pitch, then he walked out of the batter's box and bent over at a 90 degree angle as if he was in serious pain. He then took the rest of the at-bat.

                    Jason and Steve were talking about some tangential topic at the time (something about how the infielders were playing?) and the camera barely showed Moncada's agony, they never mentioned it. But Fegan noticed and tweeted about this. Fegan also thought Moncada looked uncomfortable swinging the bat the rest of the AB - he struck out on a 3-2 pitch.

                    Given how Moncada was injured, I am very very worried.
                    "Hope...may be indulged in by those who have abundant resources...but those who stake their all upon the venture see it in its true colors only after they are ruined."
                    -- Thucydides

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                    • #11
                      I can't find a single thing about Moncada supposedly being injured. Nothing on social media or any website that I could find. Generally if he was really hurt someone would know by now.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by HomeFish View Post

                        During his final at-bat of the game, Moncada swing and missed on the first pitch, then he walked out of the batter's box and bent over at a 90 degree angle as if he was in serious pain. He then took the rest of the at-bat.

                        Jason and Steve were talking about some tangential topic at the time (something about how the infielders were playing?) and the camera barely showed Moncada's agony, they never mentioned it. But Fegan noticed and tweeted about this. Fegan also thought Moncada looked uncomfortable swinging the bat the rest of the AB - he struck out on a 3-2 pitch.

                        Given how Moncada was injured, I am very very worried.
                        Moncada has a little Alejandro De Aza in him when it comes to his facial expressions. Every ouchy looks like it might require major surgery. I think he may have been shaken up on the tag play at third in the top of the second inning. He had his "De Aza face" on as he was heading off the field.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by HomeFish View Post

                          During his final at-bat of the game, Moncada swing and missed on the first pitch, then he walked out of the batter's box and bent over at a 90 degree angle as if he was in serious pain. He then took the rest of the at-bat.

                          Jason and Steve were talking about some tangential topic at the time (something about how the infielders were playing?) and the camera barely showed Moncada's agony, they never mentioned it. But Fegan noticed and tweeted about this. Fegan also thought Moncada looked uncomfortable swinging the bat the rest of the AB - he struck out on a 3-2 pitch.

                          Given how Moncada was injured, I am very very worried.
                          He had three Yerminator Burgers in the dugout just before the at-bat. They are that good. They won't wait.

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