An early start today, and a chance for Our Sox to sweep Their Sox before heading to Jolly Old England.
Sale vs. White Sox: I don’t know if there is a lineup out there that can claim they have Sale’s number, but if there is, it ain’t the White Sox. The two hitters who have double-digit ABs against Sale (Anderson and McCann) also both have BAs against him of .200 or less, and the lineup is collectively batting .184 when facing Sale.
Nobody in the current Red Sox lineup has 10 or more ABs against Reynaldo Lopez, but the team collectively is 16 for 47, which works out to be a .340 average.
Finally, Vanderbilt won the 2nd game of the CWS, which sets up a winner-take-all Game 3 with Michigan tonight on ESPN. I don’t really have a horse in this fight. On one hand, Michigan did accept me to their grad school program 27 years ago, but I didn’t end up becoming a Wolverine. On the other, there is a smoking hot woman I work with who is a Vanderbilt grad, so, at least around her, I will be cheering for the Commodores.