The Chicago White Sox played two games on a split-squad Sunday and they were able to win both of them. It was a good day for all involved.
The Chicago White Sox played another split-squad set yesterday. They won both games which is a good sign. It is even better to know that the right players played well in the wins. They defeated the San Diego Padres 6-0 at Peoria Stadium and the Kansas City Royals 5-4 at Camelback Ranch. Spring Training wins mean absolutely nothing but some of these players are studs that are playing so well. It should make everyone so happy and excited for 2020.
One notable performance from the game against the Padres was that of Reynaldo Lopez. He is the type of guy that the White Sox need to come through this year. He had an off-year in 2019 but is one of the likelier bounce-back candidates. He threw 4.1 innings, gave up five hits, no runs while throwing five strikeouts and no walks. If Lopez can continue a bit of that into the season, this could be a very well rounded rotation.
Each lineup had some of the stars that will fill the real roster on Opening Day. They all plan on being a big part of the future but we know who are the most important players. They are all having really good springs as the season gets closer. If these guys continue to play well, this team has a legitimate chance to do some damage this year.
These split-squad games are fun to watch because they give you an opportunity to evaluate more players. Pretty much every prominent name in the White Sox organization played for a bit which is good to see as we roll through Spring Training. It is even better when both games provide exactly what you want to see as a White Sox fan. Two wins while the stars are shining and in the case of Lopez, it also gave a little bit of hope as well for a guy we would love to see succeed.
The White Sox have another game later today against the Cincinnati Reds. It is another chance for everyone to see Dylan Cease pitch. He already had one really good outing in Spring Training so hopefully, he can follow it up with another.