Chicago White Sox Morning BP: Former Sox players in ALDS

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Aug 15, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham (15) greets left fielder Alejandro De Aza (30) after scoring against the Toronto Blue Jays during the fifth inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

At the start of the 2014 season if you would have told me that Alejandro De Aza and Gordon Beckham would be playing in the ALDS I would have said “alright!”

Oct 2, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles left fielder Alejandro De Aza (12) hits a double during the eighth inning in game one of the 2014 American League divisional series against the Detroit Tigers at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

On Thursday night, we did get to see both of those players in the ALDS, but in different games, and on teams other than the Chicago White Sox.

So, the excitement just wasn’t what I would have hoped for at the start of the season.

In late August the White Sox traded De Aza to the Baltimore Orioles and Beckham to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and both of those teams played in the ALDS on Thursday evening.

The O’s defeated the AL Central champ Detroit Tigers, 12-3 in a rout. De Aza had two doubles and two RBIs, all coming in the 8th inning. Beckham was 0-for-1 in a reserve role with the Angels, as they lost to the Kansas City Royals, 3-2 in 11 innings.

Sep 17, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels second baseman Gordon Beckham before the game against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Here is a fun fact … both former White Sox batters were hit by a pitch in their first plate appearance of their respective ALDS games.

Were you cheering on these two former White Sox players on Thursday night, or were you cheering on the AL Central?

We want to know what White Sox fans are thinking during the MLB Postseason, so let us know!

Enjoy the weekend.

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• ICYMI, at SS we voted on out postseson White Sox awards, and you can to as each category has a fan poll for a vote as well.

• CSN Chicago said the White Sox are focusing on the bullpen.

• The Chicago Tribune wrote about how the White Sox are going to remodel the home clubhouse.

• Fantasy Baseball Crackerjacks writes Jose Abreu as the top AL rookie.

• We started our end of season player reviews at SS. Here is the first one on Adam Eaton.

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