Chicago White Sox: Preview of the Kansas City Royals series
The Chicago White Sox are rolling into Kansas City to play the Royals in an effort to try and get back on track in the second half.
The Chicago White Sox get right back on the horse on Monday with a four-game series against the Kansas City Royals. The White Sox are coming off of a miserable series with the Oakland Athletics in Oakland. They are 0-3 coming out of the All-Star break so they will likely be angry and looking to get back on track at all costs.
The Royals are a bad baseball team right now. They are in the early stages of rebuilding their team to try and get back to where they were just a few years ago. At 32-62 they are near the bottom of the American League standings. They are 3-7 in their last ten games so expect an equally angry baseball team.
Just because things aren’t going there was this season doesn’t mean that anybody should take them lightly. The White Sox are a much better team than them but that doesn’t mean a single thing. Baseball is a weird sport and anything can happen at any time. They better play their hearts out or they will get creamed. If they do that and everything goes their way, this is a series you’d like to see the White Sox sweep to get back on track.
The White Sox have the luxury of opening the series with ace Lucas Giolito on the mound. Hopefully, he can stop the bleeding against Jakob Junis of the Royals. On Tuesday, Dylan Cease will make his second career start against Royals pitcher Glenn Sparkman. Ivan Nova will see Danny Duffy on Wednesday and Dylan Covey is the probable against Brad Keller on Thursday. There are some great matchups in here and it will be interesting to see how the Sox handle it.
This should be much more fun to watch for White Sox fans rather than this past series against Oakland. The A’s are a good team, the Royals are nowhere near that level of talent. They better hope they take care of business against them because after that they head to Tampa Bay to take on a really good Rays team after this series.