Some people may end up saying that August 10th, 2017 was the dawning of a new era for two Chicago franchises. While the Bears watched quarterback Mitch Trubisky dazzle in his preseason debut, the White Sox ended up trumping even that. How? Through the singular brilliance of their new rising star in Yoan Moncada.
A lot of people didn’t give the Sox a chance against the red hot Houston Astros going into this series. Then, for whatever reason, the team channelled their inner 2005 spirits and put themselves in position for a sweep on Thursday night. It didn’t look like it would happen as they trailed 2-1 with one out in the ninth inning.
Then Moncada Magic began.
GAME TYING OPPO BOMB FOR MONCADA pic.twitter.com/Pcf6RTb7gl
— Red Line Radio (@RedLineRadio_) August 11, 2017
With one swing of the bat the 22-year old had tied the game, sending it to extra innings.
Yoan Moncada walk-off caps herculean victory
He wasn’t done though. After battling through the 10th the Sox had another chance in the bottom of the 11th. Moncada was up again with a man on second. At this point people can pretty much guess what happened next.
Yoan Moncada walks it off! pic.twitter.com/gKOuD2LEyc
— CSN Chicago (@CSNChicago) August 11, 2017
It was a stellar evening for the young infielder and a sign of things to come. Sooner or later the White Sox will start calling on other members of that loaded farm system to join the fun. It may be awhile before the winning really begins again on the South Side, but with Moncada leading the charge it’s feeling more and more inevitable each day. Feel free to celebrate this one.