The White Sox turned their third triple play of the season Friday, this time pulling off the triple-killing against the Braves.
In the top of the third inning with Chicago up 4-3, the Braves had runners on first and second with no outs. Freddie Freeman hit a liner to shortstop Tim Anderson, who scooped it up, tagged second for the first out, then tagged Atlanta runner Chase d’Arnaud, who had strayed slightly off second base, then threw to first for the third out.
These are heady times to a be a fan of the Philadelphia Phillies.
With their 10-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night, the Phillies clinched their third straight National League East crown.
They have not accomplished the three-peat since 1976-78, then winning again in 1980.
Why not 1979? I was in college during this time and got tickets to the Pittsburgh Pirates National League Pennant clinching game against the Cincinnati Reds. It was the "We Are Family" year for the Pirates and they won the World Series that year.