The Chicago White Sox will look to rebound from a tough series loss to the Rangers in Arlington this weekend in the Bronx. The White Sox came into the series with the Rangers at 22-10, before seeing the bullpen surrender multiple leads, and ended up leaving Texas with just one win in three days.
Nate Jones and David Robertson surrendered two leads on Monday night, luckily Todd Frazier was able to get the White Sox the victory on the strength of a grand slam in the top half of inning number twelve.
On Tuesday evening Scott Carroll, Zach Duke, and Matt Albers coughed up a five run lead in the eighth inning, and the Rangers would take game two by a score of 13-11, the first time the Rangers have been able to beat the White Sox in five attempts in 2016.
Wednesday saw Mat Latos lay an egg, as the Rangers were able to come back from being down 1-0, 4-2, and 5-4. The Rangers took two of three in the series, and the White Sox got a much needed day off before their weekend tilt with the Yankees in the Bronx.
The Yankees are just the opponent that the White Sox need to rebound from a disappointing series, oh yeah they series will include both Chris Sale and Jose Quintana‘s turns in the rotation as well. The Yanks are 14-19 entering play today, and sitting in last place in the American League East.
The White Sox have two of the most dominant pitchers in baseball going out to the mound in games one and two this weekend in the form of Chris Sale, and Jose Quintana. It will be hard to imagine the struggling Yankees getting many runs on the board against either of those guys. Luis Severino who will start game one for the Yankees has been the beneficiary of a whopping seven runs combined from the Yankees offense in his starts this season.
It’s a safe bet that the White Sox will take at least two of three this weekend in New York.
After a scare on Sunday afternoon when he dove into the stands in an attempt to catch a fly ball, Todd Frazier will indeed be back in the lineup on Friday versus the Yankees. Frazier’s bottom teeth went through his lip, and five stitches were required to close the laceration caused by his mouth hitting a seat in the stands.
Check out the pitching probables, and the broadcast info for this weekends series with the Yankees below.
I was a guest on the Yanks Go Yard radio show last night in which I talked White Sox success, Chris Sale‘s evolution, Todd Frazier‘s impact, Mat Latos, a possible crosstown World Series, and more with host Ricky Keeler. We also broke down the pitching match-ups for this weekends series at Yankee Stadium. If you missed the show, you can listen below!
Game 1: Friday 6:05 pm (CT) TV: CSN / Radio: WLS 890AM
Game 2: Saturday 12:05 pm (CT) TV: CSN / Radio: WLS 890AM
Game 3: Sunday 12:05 pm (CT) TV: WGN / Radio: WLS 890AM