The Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals have concluded their series and there are some things we learned.
The Chicago White Sox turned in a brilliant series against the Kansas City Royals. They went into their building and took it to them for three straight games (and four in a row, total). It was a lot of fun as we got to watch some bounce back pitching performances along with some stellar offense. Friday night’s win was a nailbiter but on Saturday and Sunday, there was little doubt by the time they reached the later innings.
The White Sox have a lot to be excited about. Their sweep of the royals puts them at 5-4 which now has them at second place in the division. This upcoming series against (home and home) the Milwaukee Brewers is huge for them as they try to continue their run and continue climbing the standings. With more than half the league making the playoffs this year, the White Sox are in a really nice position to do so. We haven’t seen playoff baseball on the South Side in a long time so this might be the year that the bad streak ends.
The White Sox are still one of those teams that need everything to go right in order for them to win. They have a really young roster so gaining this valuable experience is so important for the future of the ballclub. 2020 might not be the year that they hang a banner but when they do hang a banner, they might be able to point to 2020 as the starting point.
If they continue playing as they have for the past four games, they should be able to continue winning more than they lose. There are some takeaways from this Kansas City series that should affect them against the Brewers: