The Chicago White Sox had two players playing in the All-Star Game for the American League. Tim Anderson and Liam Hendriks both went and represented the White Sox very well. Each of them looked amazing as they shared the field with some of the league’s best.
Tim Anderson was in the starting lineup for the American League All-Stars which is an incredible honor. He has earned this by the way that he has played this year and by the way that he has played in the past as well.
As a part of the starting lineup, Anderson hit 7th and had a hit to go 1-2. He also made a couple of good defensive plays including a really nice double play early on. It was exciting to see him go out there and make an impact like that while wearing Chicago White Sox colors.
Liam Hendriks was also extremely well deserving of this honor. He isn’t going to be starting any All-Star Games like Anderson but he can keep making an impact on them. He was called upon in the bottom of the 8th inning to get one out and he did his job well.
The Chicago White Sox All-Stars did their job in the mid-summer classic.
All in all, it was a great day for the Chicago White Sox players that made the trip. The American League won the game by a final score of 3-2. They went down 2-0 early but some fireworks from Giancarlo Stanton and Byron Buxton got the AL in the lead and they didn’t look back.
Stanton won the 2022 All-Star Game MVP Award for his efforts. It was a great way to honor him for leading the offense back to where it needed to be in order for them to come back and win. We have been seeing it with the New York Yankees all season long and it will continue.
This game also had some outstanding moments that would make any fan happy. Guys like Albert Pujols, Miguel Cabrera, and Freddie Freeman were able to get their ovations (for a variety of reasons) when they stood in the box for the first time.
Perhaps the coolest part of the game came in the inning where Nester Cortez of the New York Yankees pitched to his All-Star and New York teammate Jose Trevino. Both of them were on a hot mic and we got to hear them talk through pitch selections out loud which was really cool.
That was one of the many times throughout the game where the players wearing a mic came out to be really cool with it. Things like this will help this game continue to grow. It was so much fun to watch/listen to.
It is always nice when the American League wins and it is even better when Tim Anderson and Liam Hendriks do their job well. Now that it is over, we will prepare to see this White Sox team ready for Friday as they try to get back on track this season.