The Los Angeles Dodgers‘ series against the Chicago White Sox was a success, and the SNLA broadcast added some entertainment to boot.
Let’s conveniently forget about Tuesday, when the Dodgers were blanked 4-0 in a boring loss where AJ Pollock got his “revenge.” On Wednesday, they bounced back to the tune of a swift 4-1 victory thanks to White Sox manager Tony La Russa putting out an odd lineup.
Chicago fans have been complaining all year about La Russa’s lineup cards, which, at times, simply need to be different due to all of the injuries the White Sox have dealt with throughout 2022.
However, when you’re facing one of the best team’s in the league, perhaps it’s time to avoid as much experimentation as possible? Maybe don’t put a guy batting .184 in the leadoff spot against an opposing pitcher with a 1.58 ERA? Managing Baseball 101.
But La Russa did the unthinkable, and put Leury Garcia (that guy hitting .184) leadoff, Yoan Moncada in the three-hole (he’s hitting .136) and Yasmani Grandal (a robust .165 with a .213 slugging!) in the five-hole.
That’s not going to sneak past Joe Davis and Co., who ripped La Russa for that questionable lineup construction on a night where the White Sox could’ve clinched the series.
The Dodgers broadcast had fun ripping the White Sox this week
Pretty clear to us, too, Joe! Seems like La Russa wanted to force a rubber match for Thursday afternoon to make things more entertaining.
And speaking of Thursday, the Sox brought Dylan Cease to the mound in hopes their best pitcher at the moment could bring home a W. Six unearned runs later, and the White Sox found themselves from going up 4-0 to down 6-4 to down 10-5.
Before everything got out of hand, though, Cease was absolutely hosed on a strike call by the home plate umpire on what was a picture perfect curveball. The broadcast’s response? Laughter. Because … what else can you do?
Middle-middle? That was middle-middle-middle. Next time you want to complain about something, Dodgers fans, just remember, it could always be worse.
Your team could be walking Trea Turner on a 1-2 count in the SIXTH INNING and then give up a back-breaking three-run homer with two outs as a result.