Papa Emeritus IV throws out the first pitch as Sox playoff chances slip away

I’m not one for goblins or ghouls, so I question why the White Sox would invite such a spooky presence to their ballpark to throw out the first pitch, but Papa Emeritus IV of the Swedish rock band Ghost took the bump and lobbed the ball over the plate to kick off last night’s festivities.

Perhaps inviting such an evil presence to the South Side was a bad idea, as the Sox bats were too scared to show up. They pushed across two runs, which is nowhere near the run support that Johnny Cueto needs at this stage in his career. Cueto falls to 7-9 on the season as the Sox barely keep their heads above .500 and fall 7 games behind Cleveland for the lead in the AL Central.