It’s gotta be tough for a team like the White Sox. They’ve seen other teams climb out of the cellar in the A.L. this year to get back in the Wild Card race. Hell, EVERYONE is still in it! But, then their GM – seeing the writing on the wall, I suppose – traded their Ace right after the All Star Game, to officially wave the white flag on the season.
In turn, the White Sox laid a turd down last night against the Mariners, falling 4-2.
That, of course, doesn’t mean they will continue to do so – even though we get the luxury of missing the aforementioned Ace in this series – because the Mariners have some sort of hex against them when it comes to playing in Chicago’s stadium, but that’s neither here nor there.
Last night, the Mariners did just enough. Paxton went 6 innings, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits and 0 walks, with 9 strikeouts. Robinson Cano had 2 hits, including a 3-run bomb; Jean Segura had 2 hits and 2 runs. And the bullpen of Zych, Vincent, and Diaz was perfect through the final three innings. Pitching and defense and timely hitting, bingo bango bongo.
I, of course, got to see none of this because I was at the movies. Drop whatever you’re doing and go see Baby Driver RIGHT NOW, because it’s fucking excellent. That is all.