La Russa Gets Roasted After Allowing Injured Pitcher To Start; Leaves Game After 4 Batters

Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa is once again getting destroyed on social media for allowing the already-obviously-injured Michael Kopech to start a game on Monday, which the pitcher ultimately left due to...wait for it... an injury. 

It's even worse when you watch it:

After being clearly in pain with a leg injury during his pregame warm-up tosses on the mound, La Russa still allowed Kopech to pitch. The 26-year-old pitcher faced four Kansas City Royals batters: still in obvious pain, he allowed one hit, two walks, and a hit batter, before leaving with a knee injury. And four runs go on the board for KC. 

It's notable that Kopech has been bothered by this knee already this season. Back on June 12, he exited a game with inflammation in the knee. He got fluid drained and did not go on the injured list. Perhaps it could be time. 

Kopech has a 3.25 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP this season, but is walking an alarmingly-high 4.3 batters per nine innings. La Russa certainly didn't do him any favors today.

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