The Chicago White Sox had a dud of a series with the Kansas City Royals but now they are headed to Seattle to play the Mariners with no time off.
The Chicago White Sox were pretty brutal in their series with the Kansas City Royals this week. The first two games saw each team get a win in two games that were dominated by home runs. In the rubber match, the White Sox saw Lucas Giolito have an ace type performance that we have been accustomed to seeing lately but he couldn’t get the win as the Royals won the game 6-3.
The Royals are a bad team and it is saying something because they are way worse than the White Sox. This has been a terrible second half for the White Sox but you can see what they are becoming which is why this second half has been so frustrating.
Now, they are headed to the west coast to have a three-game series with the Seattle Mariners. Dylan Covey will pitch for the White Sox and face Yusei Kikuchi of the Mariners. Dylan Cease will pitch on Saturday against Felix Hernandez. Then on Sunday, Ivan Nova will go against Justus Sheffield. Those are some interesting pitching matchups and could truly go either way. It is going to be an evenly matched series because both teams are all but done.
The White Sox still have some interesting storylines throughout the final few weeks of the season that everybody should be paying attention to. Eloy Jimenez is in the race for American League Rookie Of The Year so him having a strong ending would be very exciting. Tim Anderson has a legitimate shot at the American League batting title and he gets closer and closer every game. There is also interest in how the Central Division finishes out the year as the White Sox are going to try and compete in 2020.
The games might be meaningless in terms of the 2019 playoff picture, but they are not meaningless when it comes to the future of the organization. There are reasons to be frustrated and there are reasons to be optimistic but enjoy it because it is almost over.