After having a day for travel, the Chicago White Sox are now ready for their three-game series with the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field.
This season, the White Sox are 3-1 against the Indians, and on the road they are 5-8 overall, scoring 71 runs in those 13 road games combined. The White Sox have allowed 73 runs on the road.
After 29 games this season, the White Sox are still under .500 at 14-15 overall, but you tell me a more exciting sub-.500 team in the majors this season, and I’ll watch one of their games on my MLB.TV subscription. I doubt there is a team like that today.
Sure, the White Sox have given away some games this season, but they’ve taken away some wins from their opponents also. At this point of the season, following the first month, besides some better pitching at times … we can’t really ask for much more with this team that is still in transition.
Speaking of their pitching, the Chicago Sun-Times wrote about how the bullpen of the White Sox is “coming around.” The article states:
“The bullpen hasn’t allowed an earned run over the last 14 1/3 innings and boasts a 1.87 ERA in the last 12 games.”
Ok, I’ll give them that, but I can’t help but still cringe when the bullpen comes onto the field, because we don’t really know what we are going to watch on a given day.
I still need to see a lot more from the bullpen, and even the starting rotation, before I can be completely confident when the White Sox are pitching, and the game is on the line.
The White Sox have a good opportunity to gain multiple wins against a struggling Cleveland Indians team that is six games under .500 at 11-17. It is now up to them to take that next step, as the second month of the season is about to begin for both teams.
In other White Sox news:
• Another ICYMI: Here are our 5 Bold Predictions before the start of this three-game series in Cleveland.
• The Chicago Sun-Times wrote about the White Sox offense so far.
• Here is the Chicago Tribune’s preview on the White Sox at Indians series.
• ESPN posted some footage of the 1919 World Series.
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