The Chicago White Sox have already shown that they are going to be a resilient team in 2020 if nothing else. They are never out of a game.
The Chicago White Sox obviously don’t want to play from behind in a lot of games this season. There are, however, going to be times where they are down early. That is the nature of baseball. One thing that might be good for a handful of wins this season is not giving up when they do find themselves trailing early.
You have heard the phrase “Ricky’s boys don’t quit” before. That is because under Rick Renteria, no matter who is on the roster, this team does not quit. It could look as hopeless as can be and you won’t see anyone give up. That was true in 2019 and it is starting to be apparent again in 2020 as well. They have already made a few comebacks at different points in the early portion of Spring Training.
Yesterday’s game was perhaps the biggest. They found themselves down 6-0 by the end of the third inning against the Los Angeles Angels. Then, in the fourth inning, the White Sox had a remarkable 8 run inning to take an 8-6 lead. They would let up one more run to Los Angeles and ultimately win the game 8-7. Even for a Spring Training game, that was impressive.
It would have been easy to give up a meaningless game where Mike Trout and Anthony Redon burned you early. Instead, they worked together and brought it all the way back. It is good to see that they are capable of doing stuff like this so early in the season. Obviously, whether or not it translates to the regular season remains to be seen but this is a great start.
The White Sox are back in action again later today when they take on the San Diego Padres. It is expected to be Dallas Keuchel‘s first Spring Training start for the White Sox. Spring Training is well underway now and we are starting to see some great storylines develop.