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Chicago: Build me up, buttercup

Basketball

Sox, Cubs, Notre Dame, Sky

April 15, 2021
Source: White Sox/Twitter.com
Source: White Sox/Twitter.com

⚾️Sox: After the White Sox scored six runs on the Cleveland Indians in the first inning, Chicago pitcher Carlos Rodón — who barely made the starting rotation this season — decided to have himself a day and went on to throw a no-hitter and near-perfect game. The South Siders beat Cleveland 8–0, and left us all wondering...what just happened?  

Cubs: Being a Cubs fan is like being in a toxic relationship: they get your hopes up just to tear them down. On Tuesday, the Cubs beat their rival Milwaukee Brewers when Chi-town catcher Willson Contreras — who was hit by Brewer pitches in seven of the teams’ last 14 meetings — hit a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning, silencing Milwaukee’s crowd. Drama. 

  • But, in this relationship, things never last: the Cubbies lost 7–0 last night to close out the series 1-2. You win some, you lose some

🏐Notre Dame: The Fighting Irish women’s volleyball team beat the Army Black Knights 3–1 in the NCAA Tournament’s Round of 64 yesterday. The Irish defense stole the show, racking up 17 blocks and keeping the Knights to a .006 hitting percentage. Straight up embarrassing.

  • The No. 22 Irish face the No. 10 Oregon Ducks in the Round of 32 at 12 p.m. ET/11 a.m. CT today. Survive and advance, baby! 

🏀Sky: With the No. 8 overall pick in tonight’s draft, we’re expecting the Sky to target a point guard who can back up star Courtney Vandersloot and avoid turnovers — one of the team’s biggest pain points last season. 

Top contenders for the spot include Arizona’s Aari McDonald, Louisville’s Dana Evans and Stanford’s Kiana Williams, any of which we’d be pumped to see swap their red college jerseys for Sky blue.