Until The Final Bell: The Chicago White Sox and the Playoffs
By Brett Pnazek
Jul 6, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia (26) hits an RBI single during fourth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports
The Team Must Play Better
Duh… Clearly continuing to play at this season’s pace won’t get it done. There are 59 games left in the season and the team is 50-53. In my opinion they’ll need to win at least 35 of those 59 games in order to have a shot at the playoffs.
Is it possible? Not likely but we have seen this team play at a high level over short stretches.
Kill the Losing Streaks
When you need to win as many games as possible you cannot afford to lose more than two games in a row. Luckily the White Sox have five starters who could throw a gem anytime though the top three in the rotation are the ones I’d feel most comfortable with. This team can ill afford to have a losing streak let alone multiple ones in the next two months.
Win The Divisional Games
As of right now, there are two teams in the division ahead of the White Sox and one team right on their backs. In order to have a shot, the White Sox will need to beat these teams within their division. Only two series in the month of September are against non-divisional opponents. If the White Sox are to stay in contention they’ll need to win these series and cannot afford to lose ground to their divisional foes.
The one silver lining is that the Detroit Tigers, Twins and Cleveland Indians could be spending September playing their minor leaguers in an attempt to see what they can do while the White Sox could have something to play for.
Next: A little help would be nice.