As if a three-game series against the Yankees isn’t enough, the White Sox have one of their toughest stretches of the season on the horizon.
During this stretch, your beloved White Sox face off against some of the best teams in the game.
Fortunately, there is a bit of respite in between the tough series.
After the Yankees head home after Wednesday’s game, the Sox get a break before the hot Cleveland Indians show up for a three-game weekend series. Luckily for Sox fans, the team is giving away Jim Thome Bobbleheads at Guaranteed Rate Field. It’s only appropriate to give away Thome prizes when the Indians are in town since the Hall of Famer spent the majority of his career in Cleveland.
The series with the Indians begins a long stretch of AL Central games. After the Indians leave, the Sox play the Tigers, Royals, Twins, and Tigers again. These four series could give the Sox some wins, but since three of those four AL Central teams are currently in rebuild mode, the wins are tough to predict.
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Then, the tough series begin again. After a trip to Detroit, the Sox head off to New York for more games against the Yankees. The Pinstripes are dominant at home, with a .704 win-loss percentage. And, there is a chance that Aaron Judge and his big bat could be back in the lineup again.
After playing the Yankees at the unfriendly confines of Yankee Stadium, the Sox get to return to Guaranteed Rate. But, the Red Sox will be waiting for them to end the month of August.
It seems incredibly unfair to face the Yankees in the Bronx and then go home to face the best team in baseball. But, if you remember, when the White Sox played in Boston, they took two of the three games at Fenway Park. Hopefully, they can do it again. Interestingly, only the A’s and the White Sox have winning records against the Red Sox this season.
Hopefully, the Sox will enter those tough games with a few wins during the stretch when they play the AL Central teams. The Tigers have been losing at a speedy clip. And, the Royals are as bad as the Orioles – which is BAD. The Twins aren’t doing well either. The Sox could move up in the standings if they can take advantage of the other teams’ weaknesses.