The Chicago White Sox have a huge divisional series against the Minnesota Twins coming up and it is going to be very difficult.
The Chicago White Sox are about to host the team that leads the American League Central in the Minnesota Twins. This can either go really good or really bad for the White Sox. It is a four-game series that goes from Thursday-Sunday. The White Sox are going to look to keep the twins on their slump. Both teams enter this game 3-7 in their last 10 games. This fact has allowed the Cleveland Indians to climb back into the conversation of the Division title. They only sit two games back of the Twins headed into this series.
Jose Berrios is going to get the start for the Twins on Thursday against White Sox ace Lucas Giolito. On Friday, Dylan Cease will make his fourth career start with the Chicago White Sox and he will be opposed by Michael Pineda. On Saturday, Martin Perez of the Twins will face Ivan Nova. And finally, on Sunday, Kyle Gibson will face Dylan Covey. There are some good pitching matchups in there and there are some that make you wonder if it’s going to be an offensive-minded game.
It would be really good for the slumping White Sox to take care of business against a really good Twins team. The Twins rely heavily on the home run ball to win games, so if they can keep the ball in the ballpark they really might have a chance. That is why the Twins don’t scare me beyond this year, because it is going to be really hard to sustain those kinds of home run totals. Hopefully, the White Sox can take care of business against their long-time rivals this weekend.
Hopefully, this is the last series without both Tim Anderson and Eloy Jimenez. It is tough to watch games without these two studs in the lineup, so hopefully, they will be back in time to start the series with the New York Mets that follows this one. I would look for both Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu to have a big series in this one because those two can’t be happy about the quiet offense in the series before against the Marlins where they scored one run in the final two games.
This series will be won or lost by the team that gets both hitting and pitching. Whoever has the most complete team more than the other guy will take more games in this series. It should, at the very least, be very entertaining because there are some good hitters between these two clubs.