Game One Wrap Up
Lance Lynn is currently 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA with an average of 23 strikeouts against his opponents. He seemed to have the upper hand in last night’s game against the Cardinals, which leads Cardinal fans to wonder if John Mozeliak made a mistake when he let Lynn go.
When Lynn takes the mound and he’s focused, he’s bound to give the White Sox at least seven solid innings of pitching. Yes, he’s that good and it’s guaranteed that the fans of the Redbirds are still mourning the end of his time with the team.
Regardless, it just didn’t go well for the Cardinals who took a 5-1 loss at Guaranteed Rate Field on Monday night. It didn’t help either that Harrison Bader had to leave the game in the third inning when he dove for a ball and bruised his ribs. While initial testing came back as positive Bader is still listed as day to day and he’s set for more testing before he’s allowed to return to the lineup.
LaRussa Lays Low
Tony LaRussa kept a low profile at Monday night’s game as he’s still taking the heat for the DH home run hit by Yermin Mercedes. For those of you who were listening to the game, you may have heard Dan McLaughlin and Jim Edmonds talking in the booth. McLaughlin encouraged everyone to cut LaRussa some slack because he was just doing his job. McLaughlin even offered to take the heat for LaRussa if he could.
Cardinals vs White Sox Game 2 Preview: Tuesday night’s game is scheduled to start later than Monday nights’ game with the first pitch being tossed at 7:10. Jack Flaherty is scheduled to take the mound for the Redbirds. Flaherty is 8-0 with a 2.55 ERA. Other than a rough start on opening day, Flaherty has brought home a win for the Cardinals in his last eight outings. Let’s hope he helps the Cardinals even out the series tonight.
Luca Gioloto (RHP) is due to start for the White Sox. He is currently 3-4 with a 4.35 ERA. Odds seem to say that the Cardinals learned from their mistakes in Monday night’s game, which means they are favored to take game two of the three interleague series.
Other than Harrison Bader, no one else has been added to the IL for the Cardinals which is positive because they are still without several key players. At this point, they are doing well keeping themselves at the top of the NL Central, but if they want to remain there the remainder of the team needs to stay healthy. Jordan Hicks will be sitting out the longest, at least another month while he continues to nurse his elbow.
No one has been added to the IL for the White Sox.
For some unknown reason a fight broke out between two women sitting in the bleachers during Monday night’s game and it was all caught on camera. At this time it’s not known why the two women got into an argument or if security was forced to intervene. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen in tonight’s game as well.
Capacity and Game Time
As of Monday night, Guaranteed Rate Field is now allowing more than half the stadium to be filled with fans. Game time is 8:10 EST/7:10 CST and for those who are not going to the game you can catch it on NBC Sports, Bally Sports Midwest, and MLB Extra Innings.
The final game of the three-game interleague series will switch from night to day on Wednesday, May 26. First pitch is at 2:10 EST/1:10 CST.