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Simulated Sox: Rays vs. White Sox, May 5th

by Joe Binder

Talk about a marathon game! This one went a full fourteen innings with seven pitchers being used, only to lose it after the Rays plated two late.

Both squads came out swinging early. Austin Meadows began the game by hitting a three-run homer that barely had enough life to get over the right field wall. With a crooked number now on the board, Yasmani Grandal soon fired back with a two-run shot in the bottom half to cut the deficit to 3-2. After that, the pitchers found their grooves for the next six innings or so and avoided any major issues.

In the top of the seventh, Kelvin Herrera just didn’t have his stuff as his season’s struggles continued, giving up three-straight singles and a run before Ricky could get him out of there. Evan Marshall came in and would give up another run, which was charged to Herrera and put the Sox down by three. Although down, Ricky’s boy definitely were not out.

The offense got back on the board thanks to an Eloy Jimenez single in the eighth that plated one, only to be followed by two more in the ninth that came on a Yoan Moncada chopper to left. Danny Mendick and Luis Robert really showed off the wheels in what had the feeling of a magical inning. Unfortunately, it all came to an end when Adam Engel went down chasing an outside slider that left the bases loaded.

That turned out to be a huge missed opportunity to cash in and came around to bite the Sox. In the top of the fourteenth, Austin Meadows delivered big time once again. With Joey Wendle having reached base with a leadoff double, Meadows tripled to left to plate the go-ahead run. Ji-Man Choi added to the newfound lead with a single and what would be the nail in the coffin, as Fulmer’s strong relief run comes to a disappointing end in a draining White Sox loss.

FINAL/14: Rays 7, White Sox 5

Box Score

Position Players

  1. Tim Anderson (SS): 2-for-8, K, run, SB (12)
  2. Yasmani Grandal (C): 2-for-4, HR (9), 2 RBI, BB, run
    1. Danny Mendick (PR-C): 0-for-2, 2 K, run
    2. James McCann (C): 1-for-1, 2B (5), BB
  3. Jose Abreu (1B): 1-for-4, 2B (9), BB, 2 K
    1. Leury Garcia (PR): 0-for-0
  4. Yoan Moncada (3B): 2-for-6, 2B (10), 2 RBI, BB, run, K
  5. Eloy Jimenez (LF): 3-for-7, 2B (5), 1 RBI, 2 K
  6. Edwin Encarnacion (DH): 1-for-4, 3 BB, GIDP
  7. Nomar Mazara (RF): 0-for-1, BB, K
    1. Adam Engel (PH-RF): 0-for-4, BB, 3 K
  8. Nick Madrigal (2B): 1-for-7, 2B (1), 2 K, GIDP
  9. Luis Robert CF): 1-for-6, 2B (4), BB, 2 K, SB (15)


  • Reynaldo Lopez: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
  • Kelvin Herrera: 0.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
  • Evan Marshall: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
  • Jace Fry: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
  • Aaron Bummer: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
  • Alex Colome: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K
  • Carson Fulmer (L, 1-2): 4.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

W: Chaz Roe (1-1) | L: Carson Fulmer (1-2)

Player of the Game

  • Yasmani Grandal (C): 2-for-4, HR (9), 2 RBI, BB, run

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Divisional Standings

After yesterday’s off day and a loss today, the Sox have fallen an additional game and a half behind Minnesota.

  1. Twins: 24-12
  2. White Sox: 21-14, 2.5 GB
  3. Indians: 22-16, 3.0 GB
  4. Royals: 15-21, 9.0 GB
  5. Tigers: 13-23, 11.0 GB

Next Game

Giolito goes tomorrow as hopefully it will be contained to a nine inning game. First pitch is again at 7:10 PM CST.

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