6/13: Happ vs. Nova

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NY visits the White Sox for a four game set, which will be a tough test as NY has been struggling the last week or so and the White Sox have won 7 of 9 at home. I am very curious to see what roster moves are coming as NY is at 24 guys after sending down Tarpley a bit surprisingly, they have no possible full rest starter that I can see for Saturday, and they have Stanton ready to come back soon after 3 HRs the last 2 nights in rehab games in A ball.

Anyway, one at a time, first up is our old buddy Ivan.
 

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So the roster moves are Kendrys Morales to the IL with a strained left calf (IMO made up because they inexplicably don't want to DFA him, but it would be funny if he finally got a few hits and strained his calf actually running the bases), so Nestor Cortes Jr. is back (he will likely be the Saturday starter, it was too soon to bring him back without putting someone on the IL) and surprisingly Mike Tauchman, who did well in Scranton (.948 OPS) but I figured it would be one of the four 1B who is also killing it. Logan Morrison and Brad Miller as longtime big leaguers have to be getting seriously frustrated they can't get a call up.

TL/DR: Morales to the IL, Cortes Jr. and Tauchman back up, Tarpley was sent down Tuesday night, so back to 25.
 

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So the roster moves are Kendrys Morales to the IL with a strained left calf (IMO made up because they inexplicably don't want to DFA him, but it would be funny if he finally got a few hits and strained his calf actually running the bases), so Nestor Cortes Jr. is back (he will likely be the Saturday starter, it was too soon to bring him back without putting someone on the IL) and surprisingly Mike Tauchman, who did well in Scranton (.948 OPS) but I figured it would be one of the four 1B who is also killing it. Logan Morrison and Brad Miller as longtime big leaguers have to be getting seriously frustrated they can't get a call up.

TL/DR: Morales to the IL, Cortes Jr. and Tauchman back up, Tarpley was sent down Tuesday night, so back to 25.
Morales did score from second base, a shocking sight to see on Tuesday.
 

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Brad Miller sold to the Phillies and called up, that helps NY’s AAA logjam a bit.
 

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Tauchman right into the lineup, he is from Illinois so will probably have friends/family there:

3B LeMahieu
CF Hicks
1B Voit
C Sánchez
SS Gregorius
2B Torres
LF Gardner
DH Frazier
RF Tauchman
 

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"Mike Tauchman, who grew up about 30 miles from Comisk-- er US Cell-- er Guaranteed Rate Field, joked earlier that he felt like he was in high school again. Spent last night in his childhood home, then drove mom's car to the ballpark today."
 

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"Mike Tauchman, who grew up about 30 miles from Comisk-- er US Cell-- er Guaranteed Rate Field, joked earlier that he felt like he was in high school again. Spent last night in his childhood home, then drove mom's car to the ballpark today."
Nice touch, ending his Yankee career at home. Because Stanton should be back on Monday and Judge a few days later. The replacement team did its job.
 

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Yeah, this year is his last option year so he will likely not be around after that.
 

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Betances’ recent lat injury may be the straw that broke Boone’s back. It put a lot of extra appearances and pitches on Ottavino and Kahnle. And this is June 13.
 

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The White Sox do not deserve to win on a night they honor Disco Demolition night, that is all.
 

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Bummer indeed, can’t get shut out after the 4th and expect to win.