Oct 7, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe hits a RBI single against the St. Louis Cardinals in the 6th inning during game four of the 2014 NLDS baseball playoff game at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports
Tuesday night saw three more former Chicago White Sox players eliminated from the MLB postseason, with the Washington Nationals and the Los Angeles Dodgers being ousted from the NLDS.
Juan Uribe (White Sox: 2004-08) of the Dodgers was eliminated from the postseason, when the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Dodgers, 3-2 at Busch Stadium, behind a three-run home run in the seventh inning by Matt Adams off Clayton Kershaw.
Uribe was 1-for-4 (one RBI) on Tuesday against the Cardinals, and for the NLDS series he was 2-for-17 with one RBI.
Uribe batted .118 in the NLDS, with six strikeouts.
Oct 7, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez throws a pitch against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning during game four of the 2014 NLDS baseball playoff game at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
For the Nationals, they had two former White Sox players (or players drafted by the White Sox) on their roster, with Gio Gonzalez having a no-decision. He pitched just four innings in the 3-2 loss by the Nationals to the San Francisco Giants.
Gonzalez never played for the White Sox, but he was drafted in the first round by them, and played in the organization (in the minors) on two different occasions.
In his four innings, Gonzalez (whom the White Sox traded twice) allowed two runs (none earned) on four hits and one walk. He struck out just one.
As for those unearned run, it was Gonzalez who made the errors that eventually allowed the runs to score.
Matt Thornton (White Sox: 2006-13) also pitched in Game 4 for the Nationals. Thornton pitched 0.1 innings of relief, charged with one earned run on two hits and no walks. Thornton allowed the runner on the bases, but a wild pitch by Aaron Barrett allowed the run to score as the bases were loaded.
What that means is the NLCS will be the San Francisco Giants vs. the St. Louis Cardinals, and the ALCS is the Baltimore Orioles vs. the Kansas City Royals. The ALCS starts on Friday, and the NLCS on Saturday.
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That means there are six former White Sox left on the rosters of the final four teams left in the postseason. Those players are:
Baltimore Orioles: Alejandro De Aza
St. Louis Cardinals: A.J. Pierzynski
San Francisco Giants: Jake Peavy
At the start of the postseason there were 15 former White Sox players on the rosters of postseason teams.