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Tony La Russa admitted he was unaware of a detail in baseball's new extra-inning rule, a moment that won't do anyth… dot com explainer on extra-inning rules says team is not forced to use pitcher as free runner in extra innings.… this ballgame is ovah. Sox split this midweek set with the Reds, who grab a 1-0 extra-inning win today. Some od… batter Hendriks faces in the bottom of the 10th singles to left, but the runner only makes it to third. Sox c… García got thrown out trying to steal second base. An interesting choice, to say the least, considering Reds… is having a ball on the base paths, it seems. He's the go-ahead run 90 feet away after a fielder's choice… to be the batter who made the last out of the previous inning. La Russa did a double switch when he brought Hen… Hendriks is the Sox free runner on second. Hmm.Hendriks gets a ground ball to escape the bases-loaded jam. Bring on the runners on second.Entirely fine with umps blowing calls if it means @jasonbenetti keeps referencing Squeeze.Kopech issues his fourth walk in two innings, and the rectangles are rockin' with Redlegs. Tony La Russa swaps Kope… he did in the eighth, Kopech strikes out the first two guys he faces in the ninth. Then a base hit to right th… Kopech in the bottom of the ninth. He'll try to get this game to the free-runner innings.Gets a pop out to send things to the ninth.Tony La Russa has been forecasting using Michael Kopech in the later innings with the game on the line. It's how he…'s day ends after seven very good scoreless innings. He's perhaps only done so Yermín Mercedes can pinch-hit… very well be, but he's also made this kind of thing the norm. Worked hard to improve.é Abreu is good at defenseSix scoreless innings in the books for Keuchel. Also six scoreless innings in the books for Gray. By rule, a run wi… a run to be found through four innings in Cincy. Each team claims just one base knock. Keuchel and Gray a-dueli… put two on with one out in the second inning, but Sonny Gray struck out Leury García and Billy Hamilton to end the minor threat.Andrew Vaughn just got plunked in the head. That's what helmets are for.And then an actual double play and Keuchel escapes without any damage on the scoreboard, plus only 20 pitches!José Abreu turned what was initially called a double play by fielding a grounder, stepping on first, throwing home… Keuchel has thrown 16 pitches to two batters, walking one and giving up a double to the other. The Reds have… can't provide the mimosas, but we can provide the baseball as you treat yo self to Wednesday brunch. Sox and Red… Getz confirms what was reported yesterday, that the Sox signed Brian Goodwin to a minor league deal. He's exp… Getz informs that Jake Burger experienced some tightness in his quad while running the bases in Triple-A Char… 29. Eric Clapton, “No Reason To Cry” (1976) Love this album, which features contributions from… How on Earth can the Sox keep their championship hopes alive without Luis Robert and Eloy Jiménez? Well, th… for brunch today in Cincy. Billy Hamilton gets the start in center for the Sox. can the Sox stay in contention without Eloy Jiménez and Luis Robert? In their first game since Robert's injury… Dylan Cease's success at the plate thrilled Tuesday night, his success on the mound was the really important… said there could be some magic in Abreu's bat. Either that, or in Adam Engel's batting gloves, which he also… Dylan Cease is a regular Boo Ferriss, a "booferriss," if you will this ballgame is ovah. Sox respond to the Luis Robert injury with a 9-0 thumping of the Reds. It was The Dylan…é Ruiz is batting!Who steps up when a big hole gets punched in the lineup? The MVPs. Abreu and Anderson with three RBIs apiece this evening. Sox lead 9-0.Seems good look it's Carson Fulmer!So on 98 pitches, Cease has thrown six scoreless, one-hit innings and struck out 11. And he has three hits at the p… Eaton replaced in the outfield in the sixth inning. Tony La Russa said Eaton was battling some soreness on Sun… have to imagine the vast majority of Sox fans would be on board with @GDubCub's suggestion that Rick Hahn vis… no-no for Cease tonight. He just gave up a single to start the bottom of the fifth. But he's focused on bigger a…é Abreu came to the defense of Tony La Russa as criticism of the South Side skipper reached national levels in r… right, @ckamka, what's the most hits by a pitcher in a game in which they threw a no-hitter?Yermin is sweating knowing that Cease could get 9 hits in a row to start his MLB career
Retweeted by Vinnie DuberIt's a three-hit night for Cease. But he really screwed up his cycle chances by sharply singling to right. Nice going, guy.On top of his offensive outburst, Cease has not allowed a hit through for innings.Like @LenKasper is gonna bring up Mike Sirotka and I’m *not* gonna go get the Showdown cards out. Sox are pouring it on in the fourth inning, up 7-0, so apparently all of us who wondered how they were gonna ma… is halfway to the natural cycle. Dude didn't miss a homer by much.Cease issued a pair of walks in the third inning, but two more strikeouts get him out of any trouble. He's got six Ks through three innings.Add they do, with a run coming home on an Andrew Vaughn sac fly. It's 4-0.Sox chase Reds starter Jeff Hoffman in the third inning, with runners at the corners and just one out, looking to a… Cease ... batting? The pitcher made the old NL rules look not too shabby, helping the Sox rally in the secon… playing in the Charlotte outfield tonight. Of note with big league team in need of some outfield help. strikeouts in two scoreless innings for Cease. He hits, he pitches, he does it all!And then TA singles home a pair. It's 3-0 in no small part because of Cease's bat.Cease's first career plate appearance ends in a first-pitch-swinging high chopper to third. It was a high enough th…é Abreu goes boom. The responsibility for keeping the Sox going without Eloy/Robert doesn't necessarily fall on… 1-2-3 first inning for Dylan Cease, with a pair of strikeouts. Good start for him after he walked seven in his la…
Big Red Dog > Big Red Machine? An important question to ponder as the Sox and Reds get started after a rain delay.… more minutes for James to finish his Skyline Chili update from Ohio Tony La Russa's clubhouse mentioned in recent reports, the Sox had nothing but good things to say about the So… most important update from Cincy: and Reds starting in a delay this evening, so they're saying in Ohio. 28. Thee Shams, “Please Yourself” (2004) The cover is NSFW, so you’re getting the back cover, bu… the wake of the injury to Luis Robert, the Sox must figure out how to keep their championship hopes afloat. Ton…é Abreu on Tony La Russa: Sox aren't ruling out a late-summer return for Luis Robert, and José Abreu reports that Eloy Jiménez "has big f… La Russa, asked about team's response to Luis Robert injury news: "I'm certain, and our fans should be certai…é Abreu says Sox are blessed to be managed by Tony La Russa, says he gets treated unfairly sometimes and deserve…é Abreu says it's a very, very difficult loss for the Sox, being without Luis Robert for the next few months. He… play their first game in an NL park this season, so Cease is batting ninth. Leury García gets the first post-Ro… to a couple reports, the Sox search for outfield help has already produced a signing Robert officially placed on the injured list. Danny Mendick takes his place on the active roster.A 17th-rounder in 2009. Didn't sign, was a first-round pick of the Nationals two years later. to the Sox, I suppose. But for what it's worth, dialing back to 2019, Goodwin had pretty similar righty/lefty sp… time between Angels and Reds last season, Goodwin hit .215 with a .299 OBP in 50 games. Much better in 13… to this report, didn't take Sox long to seek outside outfield help. Goodwin was released by the Pirates l… Luis Robert injury is crushing. How do the White Sox overcome such a big loss? We went looking for answers.…
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Sox lose Luis Robert for months as road to World Series gets significantly more difficult on Robert: "There certainly is the opportunity for him to return this year. ... We'll really have to wait and… says Sox will initially rely on internal options to make up for Robert's absence but that front office will ex… provides some good news: Sox have passed the 85-percent threshold for COVID vaccination.Hahn says that Reynaldo Lopez had surgery on both his corneas to correct a vision issue. He's going to start the mi… updates that Adam Engel is progressing from his hamstring strain but still approximately three weeks away from… Hahn announces that Luis Robert has a Grade 3 hip flexor strain, a complete tear. Sox still figuring out what… not the No. 1 thing on Sox fans’ minds, but here are the organization’s minor league rostersín Mercedes is the American League Rookie of the Month. @fitcja Typo, my bad. He was not expected back before end of April, currently has no return date. Thanks. @caseyboguslaw I did. Typo, my bad. Thanks.Was a typo in here, my bad, re: Engel. TLR had previously told us Engel wouldn't be back before the end of April. A…
No Eloy. No Engel. No Robert. Here's how the Sox will try to patch together their outfield as another key cog hits… Robert is "definitely" heading to the injured list La Russa says Luis Robert is "definitely going to go on the IL." Adds that he'll be checked out more tomorrow.And this ballgame is ovah. Sox lose the contest 5-0 and lose Luis Robert to a hip flexor strain, the severity of wh… are gonna need a big crooked number to keep this one going. They head to the bottom of the ninth down a nickel.