The Chicago White Sox sent four players to the MLB All-Star Game. It was so great to hear the broadcast talk about how awesome the team is as they are in first place of the American League Central by 8.0 games. Despite all of the injuries, Tony La Russa’s team has lived up to all of the hype and then some. Carlos Rodon, Lance Lynn, Tim Anderson, and Liam Hendriks were the four White Sox players that were American League All-Stars.
The Chicago White Sox got to see some of their players on the big stage.
Carlos Rodon, unfortunately, did not pitch in the game. There are so many great pitchers on the AL roster so you can’t be too mad but it would have been nice to see him out there after all he has been through in his career. Either way, Rodon should be so proud of his placement on the team and the season he is having.
Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels was the starter for the AL. After one inning of work, the two-way sensation was replaced by Lance Lynn who was awesome. Lynn went one full inning with a strikeout to preserve the lead that he came in with. Now, he can focus on the second half where he has a legit chance to lead a World Series level rotation while chasing a Cy Young.
Tim Anderson came in and played two innings on defense. Unfortunately, he was on deck when the final out of the ninth inning was made so he didn’t get to bat. Seeing Anderson make the team for the first time was so special and we can only hope he continues his hot streak in the second half of the season.
As for Liam Hendriks, he put on a show. He was called upon to save the ballgame for the American League. He did just that. He also did it while wearing a hot mic. Someone thought it would be a good idea to let him do that and it was glorious. The world needs more Liam Hendriks and they had it served to them on a platter during this game.
All in all, it was a great game for the American League All-Stars. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. won the MVP of the game and it was well deserved. He had a big home run and made some very good plays at first base. It was also great to see our White Sox share the same field as some other stars like Shohei Ohtani, Juan Soto, Nolan Arenado, and Rafael Devers amongst others. Now, it is time to get back to work.