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.

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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: Angels at White Sox

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Whether or not the Chicago White Sox can throw back-to-back complete games, Lucas Giolito is always slated to give the Good Guys a chance. Although the Los Angeles Angels are not in playoff contention, they have been the Sox’s sore thumb for the past few seasons. On paper, it should be a good matchup in the first game of a six-game homestand.

Luc-ace G-elite-o has been magic for the South Siders this season. Gio is 14-8 with a 3.30 ERA. He is also worth an outstanding 5.8 WAR! In the final month of the season, it would be something special to have Giolito close out his break out season on the up-and-up. As the ace of the staff, I wouldn’t expect anything less.

As for the opposition, Dillon Peters will take the mound for the Halos. Peters is the owner of a 3-2 record and a 4.13 ERA in 12 games this season. He has pitched 4, 4 2/3, and 6 1/3 innings in his last three starts, respectively. If the Sox can get to him early and wear down the Angels bullpen, it should hopefully be the start to a successful weekend series.

This is how the White Sox will line up against Peters:

José Abreu is back in the mix after a day off yesterday, so he’s back in his usual third spot of the order. Leury García was placed on the bereavement list, so he will miss the weekend series. Tim Anderson will bat leadoff, and Yoán Moncada will go back to the two-spot.

The Angels will order themselves as so:

Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani bat second fifth, respectively. As major catalysts to this team, Giolito will look to shut them down before they can get started.

Tonight’s 7:10 CT ballgame will be broadcasted on NBC Sports Chicago Plus; just like always, WGN AM will provide the radio coverage. Although I have been a part of several Six Pack of Stats wins, I’m still looking for my game recap victory to whip out the sunglasses emoji — who is growing impatient as it awaits its curtain call. More importantly, South Side Hit Pen made its gamethread debut last month on August 15 against these same Angels; in a little month-span full circle, a win for that sake would be sweet!

Gamethread: Rangers at White Sox

McCannon: Chicago is our city. (White Sox)

The Big Baby returns to the Players’ Weekend lineup as the South Siders look to take the season series from the Rangers

Today marks game three of a four-game series with the Texas Rangers, and it also marks game two of three for Players’ Weekend.

From the creative cleats to colorful bats, I really enjoy this time of year. With a chance to take the season series from the Texas Rangers with a victory tonight, I might even like this weekend a little bit more!

Iván Nova, I mean Super Nova, is ready to accomplish that feat and keep rolling with his recent 5-0 record. With a chance to improve his personal record to 10-9 and give the Chicago White Sox their 60th win of the season, a supernova is in order!

For the opposition, Kolby Allard will play in his seventh career MLB game. This season, with three games under his belt, Paaa (not a typo) owns a 1-0 record, but a 6.60 ERA. Still a rookie, Allard will try to beat long-time veteran at his own game.

The South Siders will line up as follows to try and get to Paaa:

The Big Baby finds his way back into the lineup, batting fifth as tonight’s designated hitter. Yoyo precedes the Baby in his now-solidified fourth spot of the order, playing third base. Also, keep a look out for Mal Tiempo. Batting third and playing first, Bad Weather is storming up for his 1,000 hit of his career! Let’s see it happen, Pito! (Check out Whitesoxski’s article here on Mal Tiempo)

The Texas Rangers will send out the following to try to stop any supernova from occurring:

That will be a Choo-Santana-Andrus-Calhoun-Solak-Odor-Forsythe-Heineman-Mathis lineup. Hunter Pence is still out of the batting order as an injury precaution, so hopefully, the shrugging emoji can make it into tomorrow’s lineup because Pence is a very fun player to watch!

Of course, TA7 and the rest of the Good Guys have been the most fun to watch! Catch the Good Guys Wear Black on WGN, broadcast and radio. It’s a 6:10 CT start, and with this supernova, I would love to bring the sunglasses emoji in my SSHP gamethread/ game recap debut!