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Phillies 9, White Sox 5: Another day on planet Earth

With one out in the top of the sixth inning, I looked at the TV, which I hadn’t been watching, and saw Braden Shewmake fly to shallow center field. I let out the deepest sigh – it was definitely there Nothing in the world I wanted to do less than it took to summarize being on the wrong side of a no-hitter. The historical incompetence of this offense has already been established. Wouldn’t a regular loss suffice?

Although Zack Wheeler took that no-hitter into the eighth inning before Korey Lee graciously ensured this game would continue. not be the main story on SportsCenter tonight, and a furious ninth-inning rally ensured the White Sox would not extending their record with an eighth shutout in 20 games, it was indeed a regular defeat. Their record now stands at 3-17, and they remain on pace to become one of the worst teams in baseball history.

The sharp command that has eluded Michael Soroka since returning from injury continued to do so, as the righthander failed to hit his spots with any kind of consistency, ultimately walking three, allowing six hits and only 4 2⁄ came through 3 innings before that. he got the hook with over 100 pitches and five earned runs to his line. Soroka’s ERA now sits at an ugly 7.50 through five starts, with a 15/12 BB/K ratio that doesn’t make you feel much better.

The trouble started in the second inning, when outfielder Brandon Marsh continued his breakout season by mashing his fifth home run of the year. With Alec Bohm at second base, it was a 2-0 game, and the Phillies never looked back.

The struggling Nick Castellanos followed up Marsh’s ding dong with a triple of his own, his first extra-base hit of the year. Castellanos then came home on a single by Johan Rojas to make it 3-0. While Soroka managed to settle down, a walk to JT Realmuto and Alec Bohm’s single drove him out of the game three innings later, and Tanner Banks couldn’t prevent the pair from coming around to score on another hit by Castellanos.

Those runs belonged to Soroka, but Banks added two of his own in the bottom of the sixth inning. Philadelphia ended their day on offense with a pair more scores in the seventh inning, courtesy of Trea Turner, making it nine Phillies runs before the White Sox recorded a hit.

Shockingly, the White Sox offense finally showed some life and fight in the ninth inning, putting five earned runs on righthander Ricardo Pinto and forcing Philly to turn to their closer, José Alvarado, for the final out. RBI doubles from Dominic Fletcher and Lee (his third multi-hit effort of the season) got the Sox on the board, while Eloy Jiménez finally got his first hit upon his return from injury and Gavin Sheets recorded his team-best 12th hit and recorded 10th. run in.

Nevertheless, Alvarado was all she wrote for the Pale Hose, who are now 3-17, if you somehow missed it there. They’ll be back in action tomorrow afternoon, sending Nick Nastrini to the mound against Aaron Nola at 12:35 PM CT as they try to avoid another sweep. Will we see you there?


Futility watch

White Sox 2024 record 3–17, worst 20-game start in White Sox history (beating 1942 4–16), tied with 10 teams for fifth-worst in MLB history
White Sox 2024 Run Differential -65, tied for the ninth-worst 20-game start in MLB history
White Sox season record pace 2024 24-138 (.148)
Race to Worst White Sox Record Ever (1932, 52-109-1*) Still 28 ½ games to go
Race to most White Sox losses ever (1970, 106) 32 games ahead
Race to Worst American League Record Ever (1916 A’s, 38-124*) 14 games ahead
Race to worst MLB record ever (1899 Spiders, 21-141*) 3 games behind
*record adjusted to a 162-game season


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Who was the MVP of the one inning worth watching for the White Sox on Saturday night?






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    Eloy Jiménez: 2-for-5, RBI, K

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    Korey Lee: 2-for-4, R, 2 RBI, 2B, 0-for-1 CS

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    Tim Hill: IP, K

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    Nicky Lopez: 0-for-2, 3 BB, R, K

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    Deivi García: 2⁄3 IP, BB, K, WP

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Who was the Cold Cat of another terrible White Sox game?






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    Michael Soroka: 4 2⁄3 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, HR, pick-off on 1B, BEAM, LOSS

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    Tanner Banks: 2⁄3 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB, K

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    Dominic Leone: IP, 2 H, 2 ER, BB, K

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    Andrew Vaughn: 0-for-3, R, BB, 3 K, E

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    Braden Shewmake: 0-for-4, K

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