The Chicago White Sox have completed their exhibition season and now it is time for the real stuff.
The Chicago White Sox went into their last exhibition game against the Milwaukee Brewers feeling good about themselves after smashing the Chicago Cubs twice. It was a lot of fun to have two crazy wins against the Cubs but the Brewers definitely gave them a much bigger challenge. The White Sox ended up losing the game by a score of 5-3 which isn’t great but there is a lot to feel good about after watching it.
Carlos Rodon and Dane Dunning each pitched against a team not called the White Sox for the first time in a long time. They each had Tommy John’s surgery in 2019 and have had a long road back. It didn’t go perfect but it wasn’t bad either. The offense was uncharacteristically quiet which didn’t help but the night was fine.
One thing that stood out was the fact that Luis Robert had a home run robbed but as he came down he lost his glove. It was a strange play but even though it was a Brewer home run, there was something still awesome about it. Even in a “lowlight”, Luis Robert looks like a freakish athlete. It is also exciting knowing that he can probably go to school on that play so it doesn’t happen again. His speed and athleticism should allow him to do that more than once but hang onto the ball next time.
That was the final game of the Summer Camp exhibition season for the White Sox. The practice games are over and it is time for the real thing. The New York Yankees, Washington Nationals, Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Francisco Giants will open the MLB season tonight and the rest of the league will get things going on Friday. Next time you see the White Sox, the games will be real and they will count.
This season has had a lot of hype for a long time. This is a very good roster that has some expectations for themselves. People watching from the outside have mixed opinions as far as predictions but the team is ready to go no matter what. They believe they are good enough to be in the playoffs but they are very young and very inexperienced. It has been so fun to watch all of the prospects trickle in from the minors and now is their time to get going. You never know with a 60 game season but it is going to be fun.