Things we saw and heard on Wednesday in Game 2 of the City Series, which the Chicago White Sox won 4-3 to sweep the mini-series.
Ozzy Guilleno Houston arrives at Wrigley Field in good time, smiling after chatting with Astros manager Dusty Baker About the 2,000th victory of Baker’s career. Frank Thomas Stuck in traffic. Guillen says he is grateful that brutal conditions prevented him from coming to Wrigley Field for the White Sox pregame show on Tuesday. “I know for sure there is a god now,” Guillen says.
One ivy update From a Cubs ground crew member: Not now… “But hopefully soon.”
yoan moncada Might be back on homestand next, Sox manager Tony La Rusa Tells reporters in the dugout before the game. “I was hoping that some miracle would happen and that would be for the weekend (in Boston),” says La Russa. He should know that until now Moncada doesn’t work miracles.
Does La Russe love these two-game mini-series? “I like to be in big companies and do whatever the schedule says,” he replies. “I also like the day off (Thursday).”
Sox General Manager Rick Hanno And La Russa calls on the field for a pregame conversation, topic unknown. Both are seen laughing, so it was not a matter of pitching byron buxton With play on the line and first base open.
Flyover during National Anthem? More important than this is a lackluster attempt at trying to build a midweek crosstown series, early May.
sox broadcaster Jason Benetti Reflects on Tuesday night’s game: “It was like playing at the car wash.”
NBC Sports Shows Sox Telecast on Chicago dialing off Mikeed on Tuesday, Calling Tim Anderson’s Opposite-field home run and even predicting it would land on the right on a Sloan sign. “I’m a dying legend now,” Struggle says. “Thats all I can say.”
The Cubs airs on the marquee show Ian Happy Mike on Wednesday. “Hey,” “hey,” and “yes” were among the statements.
Hap takes the ball off the bails louis roberts fourth-innings double, which leads to a lively discussion between Benetti and steve stone On Ivy Rule. If there was Ivy, Stone explains, Hap would be better off dropping the ball for a ground-rule double instead of dropping the ball and risking it turning into a triple.
Sox first baseman Gavin Sheets Singles through a large hole between third and second, providing evidence against a ban on driving and shifting in a race to tie into fourth.
Benetti discussed “Angry Lucas” Giolito Which sometimes appears during the start. “Usually it’s bad for the townspeople,” he says.
cub analyzer Jim Deshaij Point out that the top four Cubs hitters are combined 0-for-8 with seven strikeouts.
In a taped postgame interview from Tuesday, the Sox close liam hendrix Shown looking at a printout in the bullpen before entering the game. Hendrix explains that this is a heat map of the Cubs hitters showing their strengths and weaknesses in the strike zone. “What are you looking for?” Benetti asks Hendrix. “Where they suck,” Hendrix replies.
Guillen and Thomas are shown back at the NBC Sports Chicago studio wearing blankets and pretending to be trembling. Or maybe they really are. Hard to tell with these people.
An umpire’s call to the outfield on a diving attempt by Robert was not ruled out unless indicated by Deshaies. nick madrigal Tried to double hit.
sox left fielder AJ Pollock One moves to a right field that Madrigal cannot reach after shifting to the left, providing further evidence against banning the shift.
cub broadcaster John “Boog” Cynambique Modern starters cite a statistic on missing pitch counts: only 14.2% of starters were allowed to assume 100 pitches in the previous season. But Sciambi says the Sox was second in the category. “He rides his people,” he says of La Russa and its beginnings.
Every other ballpark in baseball has padding in the outfield, Stone explains when Robert runs to smash the brick wall in the center. wilson contreras One hit to finish sixth. Stone says Robert took the catch despite “hitting the bricks”. During the replay, Deshaies says: “All in all, just another brick in the wall.” For pink Floyd fan only.
Madrigal steals second place with two outs in the eighth, Hap is called out while clocking a four-seam, 94 mph. Matt Foster After two straight changes. “Exactly the way Lucas pitched him with his first bat,” says Deis. Giolito caught Hap looking at the four-seamer for the first time after a 1-1 change.
Hendrix arrives to close out the White Sox win for the third night in a row. A fan near a field mic can be heard asking the ump to call a strike on the Cubs’ telecast. “It’s cold here,” he says. Benetti says it was a game that “reminds you of why you love baseball.” After the victory, it is back in the studio, and Guillen pretends to be Stone’s cry.
The series will resume on 28-29 May on the south side. Hopefully by then it will be hot.