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Liam Hendriks calls BS on Donaldson's excuse

New York Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson might not be in the AL Central anymore, but he continues to feud with the Chicago White Sox. This time making a racist comment toward shortstop Tim Anderson, calling him "Jackie." Tensions caused benches to clear in Saturday's game when catcher Yasmani Grandal confronted Donaldson during an at bat.
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White Sox's Liam Hendriks: Four-out save Wednesday

Hendriks earned the save after he pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, walking two batters while striking out one in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Red Sox. Hendriks entered the game with two outs in the eighth frame after Joe Kelly was forced to exit with left hamstring tightness, getting Christian Vazquez to ground out to end the inning. He then returned in the ninth inning, working around two walks to grab his 14th save of the season. Hendriks has now worked 5.1 scoreless frames since blowing back-to-back saves earlier in May, allowing three hits and walking two while striking out eight and going 5-for-5 on save opportunities.
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White Sox's Liam Hendriks calls Josh Donaldson's explanation of Tim Anderson comment 'complete bulls---'

White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson and Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson have been at odds here in the past few weeks and things went to the next level on Saturday. White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal exchanged words with Donaldson at home plate and benches cleared. In the aftermath, we learned Donaldson was called out for making a "racist" comment, by White Sox manager Tony La Russa.

Liam Hendriks rips Josh Donaldson’s ‘bulls–t’ explanation for ‘Jackie’ comment

Liam Hendriks has stated previously that he didn’t get along with Josh Donaldson when they were teammates in Toronto. The current White Sox closer lit into the Yankees third baseman Sunday over Donaldson referring to Chicago shortstop Tim Anderson as “Jackie” during Saturday’s game at the Stadium. Donaldson said he was making a joke about Anderson dubbing himself “today’s Jackie Robinson” in a 2019 Sports Illustrated story, but Anderson took offense to the jab and Chicago manager Tony La Russa called it a “racist” comment. “Completely inappropriate,” Hendriks said about Donaldson’s words. “And then after hearing what was said after the game, usually...

‘Utter bull(bleep)’: Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks rejects Josh Donaldson’s explanation for his ‘Jackie’ comment

Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks wasn’t buying Josh Donaldson’s explanation for the New York Yankees third baseman’s comments to Tim Anderson during Saturday’s game at Yankee Stadium. “Basically tried to call me Jackie Robinson: ‘What’s up, Jackie?’” Anderson said after the Sox’s 7-5 loss, describing what led to a discussion with Donaldson after the third inning. “He made the comment and ...
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White Sox's Liam Hendriks: Logs 13th save

Hendriks saved a 3-1 victory in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Yankees, striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning. After Chicago took the lead in the top of the ninth, Hendriks was brought in to close out the victory and sat down all three Yankees on 17 pitches. Following consecutive blown saves earlier this month, the 33-year-old has converted four straight opportunities and lowered his ERA nearly a full run to 3.72.