Three-game winning streaks seem pretty darn easy in retrospect.
All it takes is quality starts–one of the few things this White Sox roster can seem to produce on demand–and the ability to hit home runs out of U.S. Cellular Field; a feat accomplished by Tyler “Released by the Astros this season” Greene, Hector “30 year-old rookie” Giminez, Conor “Traded so he wouldn’t get DFA’d” Gillaspie and Adam “In the doldrums” Dunn in the past two days.
With Jeff Keppinger still out with ‘White Sox third basemen back disease,” the White Sox are hopeful that the practice of getting power-hitting from reserve infielders who weren’t on the roster at the start of March will continue.
Just look! There’s Tyler Greene at the top of the lineup tasked with providing support to Alejandro De Aza’s 28.6% strikeout rate.
Look! There’s Conor Gillaspie starting against a left-handed pitcher (although moved down a slot).
Not that these are unreasonable decisions by any means. The lineup could hardly afford to lose Gillaspie at this point, Tyler Greene deserves a statue for only striking out once in 12 plate appearances, and if anything, it took stones and patience for Robin to slide his full-time catcher back in the lineup, since he hasn’t gotten on base this week.
April is a confusing time. At least there’s always Alex Rios
White Sox Probables
- Alejandro De Aza, CF
- Tyler Greene, 2B
- Alex Rios, RF
- Adam Dunn, DH
- Paul Konerko, 1B
- Alexei Ramirez, SS
- Conor Gillaspie, 3B
- Tyler Flowers, C
- Jordan Danks, CF
- Gavin Floyd, SP