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Game 50 Thread. May 22, 2019, 7:10 CDT. White Sox vs. Astros

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In two games the White Sox have managed one run on the Astros staff. Can Gerrit Cole maintain the excellence? Join the discussion. (But the answer’s obvious isn’t it?)

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

One lucky swing of the bat and Jose Abreu spoiled Justin Verlander’s third no-hitter. Still, an amazing, 12 strikeout performance by the 35 year old legend who is pitching at or near the highest level in his career. A Yuli home run and a Brantley 2 RBI double provided most of the punch in the Astros 5-1 win last night.

And if you are the White Sox, the nightmare continues. They face Gerrit Cole tonight, whom our own Hebrew Hammah argues is even better than Verlander. What?

Tonight the Sox send Ivan Nova as cannon fodder for the Astros big guns.

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