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Pitching Delight

September 25 vs. L.A. Angels


Sox Office Smash Hit:
Angels in the Outfield
A White Sox winner could have happened, and it did.

Short Take:   James Shields keeps the struggling Angels in check to start the final home series off right.

Yours truly took in the White Sox on Monday for the final time at Guaranteed Rate Field this season. The opponent was the Los Angeles Angels, who were desperate to keep their fading playoff hopes alive. Nobody in Chicago cared about that, including the players. They proved this by winning, 4-2, and dealing the Angels their seventh loss in their past eight games.

James Shields was the star of the night, which is still a very weird thing to write. He changed some things in his mechanics recently, which has caused him to look completely different from the overpaid bum people have liked to paint him as. He struck out eight over seven strong innings, retiring 14 of the final 15 batters he faced. While it may not completely make up for all the bad he's displayed since coming to the Sox, it's still refreshing to see him look like a real veteran.

The offense didn't waste much time backing Shields as it faced Ricky Nolasco. Yolmer Sanchez led off the first inning with a base hit before moving up to third when Andrelton Simmons threw a would-be double-play ball from Tim Anderson into the outfield. Though Sanchez was eventually thrown out trying to score, Anderson and Matt Davidson did just that on a double from Nicky Delmonico. How can Delmonico not be considered part of the future?

The Angels got one run back in the second on an RBI single from Martin Maldonado. One inning later, Avisail Garcia led off with a triple that Justin Upton lost in the lights. He promptly scored on Davidson's sacrifice fly. Here's hoping Garcia's resurgence doesn't turn out to be a fluke next season.

Mike Trout took Shields deep in the fifth for the Angels' final run, and it's worth noting the ball he hit bounced from the bleachers onto the left-center field concourse. The Sox wrapped up their scoring in the sixth when Adam Engel beat out a double-play ball with the bases loaded, allowing Delmonico to come home from third. With a two-run lead intact, Shield turned it over to the bullpen. The trio of Aaron Bummer, Gregory Infante and Juan Minaya got through the final two innings with little trouble.

The Sox have played the spoiler role quite well these past few days. After essentially knocking the Kansas City Royals out of contention over the weekend, they dealt another blow to the Angels as a start to this series. Wouldn't it be nice if this was a precursor to beating quality teams regularly in 2018? Maybe that sounds overly optimistic, but who says rebuilds can't come into fruition sooner than projected?

The series' second game will be Tuesday. Chris Volstad makes his first Sox start against Parker Bridwell at 7:10. Watch it as a distraction from the Cubs likely clinching their division title in St. Louis at roughly the same time. Don't worry though because our team could be doing that in just a couple of years and beyond.

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