Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

MLB 2018 Game #10: Yankees vs. White Sox

Over the weekend, the Chicago White Sox (41-71, .366) completed a three-game sweep against the Tampa Bay Rays (56-56, .500). That extended the South Siders' winning streak to four games that started with a 6-4 win over the Kansas City Royals (34-78, .304) on Thursday. That streak came to an end last night as the New York Yankees (69-42, .622) clobbered the White Sox, 7-0, at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Tonight, the two teams face each other again in the second game of a three-game series. The Yankees will send 38-year-old CC Sabathia (6-4, 3.59 ERA) to the mound. Sabathia has not earned a decision in his last three starts and only lasted three innings in his most recent start against the Boston Red Sox (79-34, .699).

Reynoldo Lopez (4-9, 4.47 ERA), the 24-year-old right-handed pitcher, will counter for the White Sox. Lopez, who had a fantastic start to the season, has cooled off as of late. During his last seven starts, he compiled a 6.31 ERA winning two decisions and dropping four.

Fun Fact: The last time I saw the Yankees play was on May 23, 2014, against the White Sox. That was during the waning days of the Derek Jeter era. In fact, that was the last time I saw the Yankees' captain play live. Jeter finished the game going 2-for-4 at the plate with one walk. Adam Dunn hit a two-run homer off of reliever David Robertson in the bottom of the ninth to give the White Sox a 6-5 win over the Bronx Bombers.

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