Chicago White Sox: start off final series a day late
The Chicago White Sox begin their final series of the season one day later than previously expected against the Detroit Tigers.
On Friday, the Chicago White Sox (70-88) were expected to play a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers (46-112), but rain in the Windy City forced them to postpone the first game until Saturday and cancel the second game of the series.
The reason for the cancellation is that there are only two days left in the regular season and neither team has playoff implications.
With that being the case, the White Sox will play two games on Saturday and one on Sunday.
In the first game, the White Sox will send Reynaldo Lopez (9-15, 5.57 ERA) to the mound to face Tigers’ ace Matthew Boyd (9-11, 4.57 ERA) at 2:40 p.m.
Shortly after the first game, the second game of the single-admission doubleheader will be started by Ivan Nova (11-12, 4.80 ERA) who will potentially be pitching his final game in a White Sox uniform.
The Detroit Tigers will counter with left-hander Tyler Alexander (1-4, 4.99 ERA), who will be making only his eighth start of the season.
Currently, according to MLB.com, the White Sox have not determined who will start their 161st and final game of the regular season while the Tigers plan to send Spencer Turnbull (3-16, 4.59 ERA) to the mound. That game will start at 2:40 p.m.
Tim Anderson will look to cap off his batting title this weekend, currently with a .338 average which ranks ahead of D.J. LeMahieu and his .331 batting average.
The shortstop won’t be the only player on the team chasing a milestone as Jose Abreu will be looking to finish with the league-lead in RBI.
In the American League, he’s almost certain to obtain that as he currently has 123 as compared to Rafael Devers who has 115 on the year. However, in all of MLB, he trails Anthony Rendon by one RBI as he currently has 124.
With this being the final series, the Chicago White Sox will look to finish out strong and those two players, in particular, will be looking to put themselves in the 2019 history books.