I can’t say I saw the results of the past two days coming, because if I did say that, I would be lying to you and myself.
The Chicago White Sox impressed with their overall play the past two days against the first-place San Francisco Giants on Tuesday and Wednesday, as they not only swept the 40-plus win ball club, but snapped a four-game slump along the way.
The team we just watched play the past two days didn’t look close to the team we watched play flat against the Kansas City Royals last weekend, and that is a good thing to see.
That’s also the great thing (and frustrating) part of baseball … each series and each day a team can look completely different.
Having the back-to-back wins is a great way to end a home stand, but an even better way to hit the road for the next 11 games, as the White Sox now travel to Minnesota, Baltimore and Toronto for the next three series.
With those two wins against the Giants, the White Sox are just two-games below the .500 mark at 35-37 overall. Their next opponent in the Minnesota Twins are 32-38 as they’ve lost their past five games.
The White Sox-Twins series should be interesting for a couple reasons, one including how the back end of the rotation responds following their tough losses the last time they pitched. A second interest for this series is can the White Sox use the momentum gained against the Giants and convert it into more wins?
Never figured a series between the fourth and fifth place teams in the AL Central would be this exciting to look forward to, but it is.
In other White Sox news:
• Here are the MLB standings.
• Here is what Da Windy City wrote on Wednesday’s win.