Jason Hammel watched the Fourth of July fireworks show from Capitol Hill, right around the time Cubs president Theo Epstein put the finishing touches on a blockbuster trade with the Oakland
Their record might not show it, but prior evidence and days like Thursday have Chris Sale believing the White Sox are trending upward.
Even if everything hasn’t followed the “Moneyball II” script, this is exactly what Jeff Samardzija wanted: Playing games that matter. No more talking about the future.
Avisail Garcia singled in two runs late Wednesday night as the White Sox downed the Oakland A’s, 2-1, at U.S. Cellular Field.
All along, the Cubs insisted Kris Bryant wouldn’t be getting a September call-up, and he’s not walking through the door after a monster season at Triple-A Iowa.