#WhiteSox scratched DH Yermin Mercedes, inserting Jake Lamb. Mercedes was late for reporting time, and La Russa says it was a close call between Mercedes and Lamb for the start anyway. La Russa says he isn't mad at Mercedes.
#soxmath why is Jake Lamb on the team
Jake Lamb 3 pitch K with the bases juiced CHEERS
Jake Lamb earned that at bat. Nice work all around.
Jake Lamb still taking very meaningful at bats in the month of May. Got it.
Jake Lamb in the 5 spot 🤤🤤🤤🤤
that’s what you fucking get when you put up jake lamb with bases loaded and 2 outs. can you imagine what mercedes would’ve done?
Or grandal. Use grandal then. Or maybe don’t hit jake lamb 5th.
Today Jake Lamb was selected to be the 5th hitter in a lineup that he isn’t good enough to be the 9th hitter on.
Jake Lamb is a perfect hitter in this situation with 2 outs and bases loaded.
Jake Lamb does a good job taking walks. #Trying2BPositive
Plesac looks a bit unnerved. Hits Abreu with a 2-2 pitch to load the bases for Jake Lamb with two outs. Plesac at 61 pitches.
Sure would be nice if we had a guy like Yermin Mercedes sitting on the bench who could be playing DH and batting 5th instead of Jake Lamb. Really wish we had a roster that deep
Could the Sox just have counted Yermin as an automatic out until he arrived? Better strategy than whatever Jake Lamb is here for.
Whatever. I’m just spinning my wheels here hoping Robert’s hip heals up quick.
Jake Lamb playing before a day off is inexcusable. Putting him 5th is just dumb. Idc if Yermin was late, he’s one of the best bats on the team and needs to be playing everyday.
Hahn should trade Jake Lamb to take the option away from La Russa.
What does anyone in the White Sox organization see in Jake Lamb other than depth?
That AB by Jake Lamb is the exact reason why he shouldn’t be on this roster. Once Engel is back, send Lamb down and call Mendick back up.
Five-hole hitter Jake Lamb definitely earned that at-bat. Glad the manager is putting the team in the best position to succeed. #WhiteSox
Actively making the lineup worse with Jake Lamb who is an objectively worse hitter than Yermin Mercedes did in fact cost the White Sox the game today when Lamb went out with the bases loaded in the 4th.
Why did we even need to know Yermin was late to the park other than TLR justifying his shitty ass old school rules which apparently include throwing a young player under the bus for a seemingly innocuous infraction. The crime of benching him for the .150 BA of Jake lamb is worse.
So TLR took Mercedes (.384) out the lineup for Jake Lamb (.167) and he’s 0-2 with 2K’s. Stupidity
And even if you put Jake Lamb in the lineup, why the fuck is he batting FIFTH???
Under no circumstance should Jake Lamb ever be batting in a key RBI spot in the lineup like the 5 spot. If one feels compelled to play him, hold your nose and bat him 9th.