Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 5, Tigers 3

Win No. 72: The season ended on a victorious note. (FanGraphs)

White Sox win Game No. “162”

After an exciting finish to the season, let’s go into the stats one last time in 2019:

.335

Tim Anderson wins the MLB and AL batting title with a .335 batting average! Congrats, Stick Talk! Let’s go for back-to-back titles in 2020!

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Kelvin Herrera, during the last game of the season, records his first save of his 2019 campaign.

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Joe Resis, my fellow editor-in-crime, has made it back to the #SoxMath Championship at SoxFest for back-to-back seasons!

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The South Siders used a combination of six pitchers (Detwiler, Cordero, Osich, Marshall, Bummer, and Herrera) en route to their end-of-the-season win.

72

The White Sox picked up their 72nd win of the season! They avoid a 90th loss, and that is a stat worth celebrating!

123

José Abreu secures the AL RBI lead with 123 during his 2019 season. I hope he continues to wear the pinstripes for many, many years to come!

The White Sox win the final game of the 2019 season, 5-3

Ending on a High Note: The Chicago White Sox win their 72nd game to end their season, 72-89. (@WhiteSox)

Anderson wins the MLB and AL batting titles, and Abreu secures the AL RBI lead

The 2019 Chicago White Sox end their season on a positive note: capturing their 72nd win of the season! For as much as the season aggravated fans, it did bring its sunshine…

The Detroit Tigers took an early 1-0 lead in the first off of a Miguel Cabrera home run. However, in the bottom-half of the inning, José Abreu scored on a throwing error by Detroit’s third baseman, Ronny Rodriguez.

Bottom of the fourth inning, the infamous #SoxMath was played. The 2019 finalists:

South Side Hit Pen’s very own, Joe Resis, will be back at SoxFest defending his 2018 championship title! Congratulations, and good luck, Joe!

Back to the game, the score stayed knotted at one until the Tigers took the lead back in the third off of a bloop, Jordy Mercer RBI-single that scored Victor Reyes.

Once again, have no fear White Sox fans becasue the Good Guys put up a four-spot in the sixth to take the lead back, 5-2.

Yoán Moncada grounded out to tie the game at 2, which scored Danny Mendick — who came in as Tim Anderson’s replacement.

STICK TALK!

Eloy Jiménez doubled home Ryan Goins, who pinch-ran for Pito.

Welington Castillo finished the inning’s scoring by launching a two-run home run for that 5-2 lead.

One-out in the ninth inning, Rodriguez launched a solo home run to left field to decrease the scoring deficit, 5-3.

Kelvin Herrera was able to close it out, and the White Sox enter the 2019-2020 offseason on a victorious note!

We all know what that means!!!

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Keep checking out South Side Hit Pen for many offseason reads! It has been my honor bringing coverage to the South Side Sox and SSHP community beginning in May of this year. I look forward to many more writings in this growing community of passionate White Sox fans! Rest up; there is a lot to do for 2020! I’m predicting many more sunglasses emojis and a playoff appearance!

Gamethread: Tigers at White Sox

Bittersweet: The end of a season is never easy, but time to recharge, revise, and regroup is a necessity. (@WhiteSox)

Game No. 161

The Chicago White Sox are 71-89 and will be desperately trying to earn their 72nd win over their 90th loss. It’s Game 161 of the season, and José Abreu leads the American League in RBIs. Tim Anderson is about to clinch the AL and MLB batting title, and Yoán Moncada will try to hold his place in the top-three of the leading AL batting averages.

Let’s not forget my guy, Yolmer Sánchez, who is in the running for a Gold Glove award!

Although the season was disappointing in more ways than not, there was a lot of sunshine to be cherished during the past seven months. Lucas Giolito had a complete turnaround, Aaron Bummer was a star reliever, James McCann was a revelation, and the emergence of Eloy Jiménez. The list can go on. I know there is a lot of work to be done in the offseason, but I’m going to enjoy these accomplishments as the final out of today’s ballgame is made.

Before the final out will be made, Ross Detwiler is the man in charge of securing the 72nd win of a one-game shortened season. The Southpaw owns a 3-5 record and a 6.85 ERA in 17 games this season. It has been a rollercoaster for the veteran reliever, so let’s hope this ride ends with a win in the bag.

Spencer Turnbull will take the mound on the behalf of the Detroit Tigers. The righty is 3-16 with a 4.59 ERA in 29 games played this season. The Good Guys saw Turnbull for the first and only time on August 5. The South Siders snagged two runs off of two hits and three walks in a three-inning outing by Turnbull. I anticpate more of the same this afternoon.

The end-of-the-season lineups:

Yolmer “Carlos” “Homer” “Ashley’s Favorite Player” Sánchez bats leadoff, and the MLB batting title leader and AL RBI leader follow.

Last night’s hero, Victor Reyes, bats leadoff for the Tigers; the future Hall of Famer Miguel Cabrera bats third.

It’s a 2:10 CT start; NBC Sports Chicago has the broadcast, and WGN-AM has the radio. @jresis, @lwilz17, and I will be battling it out for the #SoxMath semifinals!

Good luck to the competitors; a stacked SSHP final would definitely be awesome!

Ultimately, I would love nothing more than to debut the sunglasses emoji for an exciting 2019 finish and to foreshadow a hopeful 2020 playoff team. Let’s go and get it, White Sox!

Hit parade continues as Sox beat Tigers 5-3

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The White Sox collected 17 hits this evening, on the heels of 19 hits last night, with the roster going all Oprah on the Tigers: You get a hit! You get a hit! Everybody gets a hit!

José Abreu led the way, going 3-for-5 with 2 more RBIs, bringing his total to 121 so far, leading all of MLB. Whether you like the RBI stat or not, 121 of them ain’t nothin’. Also, he’s like your dad, making sure everybody drinks their water:

Yoán Moncada had two RBIs of his own with a triple in the fifth. Tim Anderson started the scoring with a solo shot in that same inning; his batting average sits at .335.

The score was all zeros going into the fifth, when the Sox got the aforementioned three runs, then proceeded to give two of them back in the bottom of the inning on a Victor Reyes ground out and a Brandon Dixon sacrifice fly.

Iván Nova continued his post-May competence in Nova fashion: allowing plenty of hits himself (eight), but also inducing plenty of ground balls, including two double plays (Yolmer, TA, and José looked very good together tonight). Evan Marshall and birthday boy Aaron Bummer combined for three scoreless innings, and Alex Colomé got the save.

For all of their hits, the Sox wasted plenty of opportunities that would have come back to haunt them against a better team: 12 left on base, including leaving two men on three separate times, and an Adam Engel TOOTBLAN in the sixth to end a scoring threat. That left the score at an uncomfortably close 3-2 going into the eighth. With one out, Yolmer Sánchez singled, and Leury García followed an out later. Then, an extraordinary thing happened: Anderson walked. He looked disgusted about it, too; the guy wants to hit. But the bases were loaded, and Abreu came through:

Colomé made things a bit too close for comfort in the ninth, giving up two hits and a run (and not helped by a passed ball from James McCann) before a spectacular stretch from Abreu saved a double play, and a strikeout of Reyes brought things to a close.

Tonight’s three things:

This rebuild may work: If we play the Tigers for 162 games.

I watched so you didn’t have to: It was an unseasonably warm September Saturday evening. I stayed inside watching two teams who will both pick in the top 10 of next year’s draft. This whole game was “I watched so you didn’t have to.”

This is what being a Sox fan feels like: Sweating out the ninth inning against a 108-loss team.

The good guys go for the series sweep tomorrow at 12:10, Reynaldo López on the hill.

Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 5, Tigers 3

TA, YoYo, Pito: The three keystones for the future displayed exactly why they are integral parts to the future of this ball club. (FanGraphs)

The White Sox have entered a three-game winning streak!

Although the Chicago White Sox only scored half as many runs as they did last night, they made it exciting for a third game in a row, the second of which against the Detroit Tigers. Here are what the numbers of the night were like:

.335

Tim Anderson went 1-for-4 on the night, but have no fear, he still leads the league in AVG: .335!

.917

Yoán Moncada has continued to make the All-Star game regret not having him in Cleveland. With a triple and two RBIs in tonight’s game, YoYo increases his OPS to .917; he leads the South Siders in that department.

3

For the third time in the last four games, the White Sox have had all nine starting batters secure a hit in the ballgame.

10

In the past 12 of 14 games, the South Siders have accumulated at least 10 hits on offense! The rebuild is happening!

18

For the 18th time this season, Tim Anderson presented the crowd with STICK TALK! Let’s get to 20 on the season, TA7!

121

Presented with a bases-loaded situation in the top of the eighth inning, José Abreu singled home two runners for his 120th and 121st RBIs on the season! He leads the MLB by one and the American League by nine!