In some baseball games nothing happens; in others, everything happens.
Tonight, a Josh Naylor grand slam capped a six-run ninth to send it into extras. He also blasted a three-run shot to give Cleveland a 12-9 victory. All of this after doubling in a run.
The Chicago White Sox committed four errors.
The Cleveland Guardians committed two errors.
Nick Sandlin walked three guys in a critical high leverage situation and kept a clean sheet.
Emmanuel Clase earned a win while blowing a save without earning a run.
Rick Manning swore on television (again?).
José Abreu went 0-6.
Andrés Giménez doubled and homered.
Three different Guardians threw a wild pitch.
Two different outfielders made errors that were so horrendous the scorekeeper had no choice but to acknowledge them.
A pitcher entered the game but was hurt during warmups and left without recording a pitch.
The White Sox converted a glorious and well-timed sacrifice bunt.
Austin Hedges earned two infield singles AND reached a third time on a infield hit that was ultimately ruled an error.
There is a segment in the sitcom “Sports Night” in which Joshua Molina’s character is unable to cut a baseball game down into a highlight because too many interesting things happen.
It’s played for a laugh in the show, but games like tonight are a reminder that sometimes you are just along for the ride.