Chicago White Sox Morning BP: A possible Texas-Two Step


Today, the Chicago White Sox start a three-game series with the Texas Rangers, and here is the exciting part for all fans of the “Good Guys” … the starting rotation for this series will be Jeff Samardzija, Chris Sale and Carlos Rodon.

How exciting is that to have for a series? If all three of those pitchers are on top of their game, it should equal great results if there is an ounce of run support by the offense of the White Sox.

Hopefully this series will continue from where the White Sox left off from the weekend series, where they won two of three against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

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If the White Sox can win at least two of three once again in this series against what seems to be an ever-improving Rangers club, then the White Sox can have a “Texas Two-Step” when they return to Chicago for the weekend to host the Detroit Tigers.

Any way we look at it, this should be an interesting week to start the month of June. The White Sox start June with a 23-26 overall record, last in the AL Central. The White Sox trail the first-place Minnesota Twins by 7.0 games in the division.

In other White Sox news:

Scott Merkin of wrote about “Lots of options for White Sox at pick No. 8.”

Merkin wrote this in a recent article:

"“As for the White Sox top pick at No. 8, look for them to target college pitchers. But they still have a pool of eight to 10 players that they are surveying, including position players.”"

It would be a surprise if the White Sox don’t select a pitcher from the collegiate level with the eighth overall selection, which I’m a fan of, rather than drafting a player from the high school level.

May 31, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam LaRoche (25) bats against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Chicago won 6 to 0. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago, in an article titled “Adam LaRoche embraces challenge of learning DH role,” had this to say about the designated hitter:

"“Depending on how he feels at the plate, LaRoche spends some game time in the indoor batting cages, having someone throw or flip or hitting off the pitching machine. He rarely watches video.”"

It will be interesting to watch just how LaRoche continues to improve and become more acquainted with the designated spot, as this will be the start of the third month of the baseball season.

CBS Chicago updated everyone on some of the top minor league prospects in the White Sox organization.

In the article, it mentions Micah Johnson, who was sent down to Triple-A Charlotte earlier this season. In his 11 games, he has a .286 batting average with four RBIs with the Knights.

It would be nice to see the White Sox prospect fix his game at the plate, because he can be a major league talent, but it seems after his time in the majors this season, he was originally brought up a little too early.

Next: Will the White Sox draft Dillon Tate?

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