The rubber bout of the three-game weekend series, which had featured two close matches up to that point, had wrapped up early but split wide open later. The white sockswho must maintain their winning ways at La Russa to stay in the AL Central race, beat the Tigers 11-5 on a foggy Sunday afternoon.
Drew Hutchison, who is currently serving his third assignment with the Tigers – yet has the second most starts on the team (thanks, injuries!). Since returning to the spin at the beginning of August, a standard starting type for the Hutch will give you about five rounds, and will limit damage to two or three runs. He’ll give up his home run, hit three or four, and he’ll keep you in the game, usually.
The late White Sox start-up candidate turned out to be Vince Velasquez, the longtime Philly who ended his poor 2021 season in San Diego. He’s bounced back and forth between spin and bull this year and has been better than his 5.29 era might suggest: WHIP is 1.27, which isn’t great, but it’s not as terrible as you first thought. He started his last appearance, a 2/3 outing, back in June against the Tigers in a lopsided 13-0 Chicago win.
Hutchison had trouble with two wins in the first after a pair of singles, and Gavin Sheets followed him with a single in turn as Jose Abreu scored and put the Chicago team 1-0 up.
Willie Castro got that dip and then some: Following Riley Green’s lead, Castro held up a few rows in the right center midfield seats to advance 2-1.
AJ Pollock then returned the favor in the second by hitting a fast ball well over the bulls in the left field to lead the second team, leveling the match at a tie. But, after all that dingerz, the rookies really settled down: To get smart, Hutchison needed a total of six pitches to reach the top of the fourth.
The fifth trip wasn’t nearly as easy, the third via Pale Hose’s order saw more difficult contact; They had runners in first and second with two runners, and double steals without throwing their move to the highest base. a couple of marches, the second being a grammar-laden variety, spelling the end of Hutchison’s day; Left with a 3-2 deficit and bases full of white socks, it was Jason Foley’s turn.
Well, things didn’t get any better with Andrew Vaughn on the board hitting the slam left to make it 7-2, and that was pretty much it.
After all, Garrett Hill took the sixth charge. He’s been running through bulls lately, and has been routinely hitting 96-97 mph with his Fastball, up a few marks since he started. He’s also been raising his arms above his head during the winds lately, and he seems to have synced everything up very well.
The Tigers loaded the bases with nothing on the sixth base with one piece sandwiched between a pair of walks. Jamie Lambert was called from the front desk; Jose Ruiz took charge of Velasquez in fifth, but sixth was clearly very bad. Kerry Carpenter walked over four pitches, closing the gap to 7-3 and letting the bases loaded again for Eric Haas, but set off to go a short distance. Jeimer Candelario hit the sacrifice fly to the left, Javier Paez scored, the score was 7-4 with the runners in the corner and twice. Harold Castro, Ryan Kreidler’s knockout punch, hit well, at least narrowed the lead a bit, right?
Well, Jiménez took a fastball full of four hundred and fifty feet in the next half and put Chicago’s lead back to five.
From now on, there was not much to report. I made myself a cup of coffee, and it kept raining here, so I guess I don’t have to water the garden this evening, and I chopped up some potatoes to make scalloped slow cooker potatoes. Really curious to know how it will turn out. Oh, too, Báez made a home run in the eighth, which is a good thing.
Bring on Android Amps
Pitch No. 2 for Riley Greene, a strike called. Sheesh, this is one of the worst I’ve seen so far. This thing is almost at the bottom of the screen.
Downtown is very busy today
I had parked somewhere else and took the tram or people-provided myself.
- This game was originally scheduled to start at 1:10 PM EST, but has been moved to 12:10 due to the Lions starting at 1:00 via Brush Street, as shown above. My question is, why can’t he football The game is moved? It seems that baseball should always be a game of surrender. I feel like writing an angry letter.
- Beau Brieske has been officially closed for the season due to “right forearm pain”. Best wishes, Mr. Brisky, for a full recovery – we’ll see you in the spring.
- Javier Páez’s numbers for September are pretty amazing: We start today, having played 15 games a month (57 board appearances), his slash line is . Although… um, go ahead…
- The men’s league slow-pitch softball team ended their regular season today. Our record was…Ah, going forward again…
- On this date in 1920, Fritz Pollard played on the Akron Bros., in the modern-day NFL major. By doing so, he became the first African American professional football player. He will be player and coach next year, becoming the first African-American professional football coach; The NFL was subsequently separated from 1932 through 1946.