White Sox Confuse Everyone By Intentionally Walking A Hitter With 2 Strikes, 2 Outs Then Promptly Giving Up A 3-Run Bomb

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  • The White Sox are becoming the butt of jokes after an unfortunate series of events
  • With a 1-2 count on Trea Turner, the team intentionally walked him only to surrender a HR to the next batter
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Tough scene for the White Sox.

In a matchup against the Dodgers on Thursday afternoon, the team brought a 4-0 lead into the fifth inning of action. That advantage would soon disappear after a wild and questionable series of events.

Los Angeles scored six runs in the top of the fifth frame to take a 6-4 lead. Chicago chipped away in the bottom of the inning with a solo home run by Jake Burger.

With the game still in reach, manager Tony La Russa made the most head scratching decision of the contest.

With Trea Turner at the plate for the Dodgers, White Sox pitcher Bennett Sousa worked his way into a 1-2 count. Despite being up in the count, La Russa called for the team to intentionally walk Turner in order to get to Max Muncy, who had already doubled home two runs earlier in the game.

Again, the count was 1-2. There were two outs.

And wouldn’t you know it, Muncy swiftly dropped a three-run bomb in the next at-bat.

He was PUMPED UP after rounding the bases, yelling, “You f-n walk him with two strikes. F you, bitch!”

The White Sox are rightfully getting roasted for the stupid decision.

White Sox crushed for issuing intentional walk a player with 2 strikes

MLB fans are letting the White Sox have it on social media. Even the announcers were confused by the decision.

“When was the last time you saw someone intentionally walked on 1-2?”

Some are saying it’s enough to get the manager fired.

Not a great look for La Russa and the White Sox. They’d go on to lose the matchup by a score of 11-9. I bet they wish they had those three runs back.

Tony LaRussa responds in postgame interview

La Russa tried to justify the decision, noting Turner’s success with two strikes.

“Is that really a question??… That wasn’t a tough call.”

The scenario was created by a wild pitch that opened up first base and put a runner in scoring position. Still, even with the lefty-lefty matchup on deck, it seems easier to get one pitch rather than face a new batter.

Obviously, it didn’t work out for the White Sox.