The Chicago White Sox were put into a downward spiral since their series in Oakland, but they are back on track as they look to try them at home.
The Chicago White Sox got their post-all-star game portion of the schedule going with a series near the bay against the Oakland Athletics. It was a series that was not kind to the White Sox at all. They were swept and got off to a terrible start to the second half. Things took a while to get any better from that as they struggled for the next few weeks.
They have played much better lately as their Wednesday afternoon win against the Detroit Tigers ended a seven-game road trip that saw them win five of the seven games. The 5-2 road trip leaves them feeling good as they come home to take on those pesky A’s.
The A’s are a really good team. They are currently .5 games out of a Wild Card spot with a 65-50 record. They just finished a three-game series with the Chicago Cubs so they get to stay in Chicago for a week-long trip as they get ready for a three-game set with the White Sox. The Cubs took two out of three from them which is why they lost their hold of the Wild Card spot, but despite losing the series they are still 7-3 in their last ten. They are a team that can be really good.
The White Sox do not fare well often when they play in Oakland, but luckily they get to try to get their revenge in Chicago instead this time. The players all know how that series went and want to make them pay for it. It was a tough series but hopefully, the White Sox can build on it.
The scheduled starters show that Ross Detwiler is going to get the start for the White Sox as he will oppose Mike Fiers. On Saturday, Reynaldo Lopez will go against Tanner Roark. Then on Sunday, the White Sox will see Lucas Giolito face Chris Bassitt in the series finale. There are some interesting pitching matchups here and anything could happen in any of these games.
The White Sox are not making it to the playoffs but they can try and play spoiler for an A’s team that is so close and in a very tight race. The schedule as constructed is going to feature the White Sox in a lot of important games for contenders. Hopefully, they can play games like this with pride and show everyone that they are coming.