Chicago White Sox: Three takeaways from Kansas City series

Vincent Parise
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - AUGUST 01: Luis Robert #88 of the Chicago White Sox celebrates with teammates after the Chicago White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 11-5 to win the game at Kauffman Stadium on August 01, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - AUGUST 01: Luis Robert #88 of the Chicago White Sox celebrates with teammates after the Chicago White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 11-5 to win the game at Kauffman Stadium on August 01, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /
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2. Pitching

The starting pitching was awesome against the Royals. Dallas Keuchel had his second start in game one and was brilliant yet again. Gio Gonzalez made his first career White Sox start and did what he needed to do for the team to get the win. Dylan Cease came in and had a very respectable game to complete the sweep and earn his first win of the season. The bullpen was solid to compliment the starting pitching as well.

They need Carlos Rodon, Lucas Giolito, Dallas Keuchel, and Gio Gonzalez to be strong against the Brew Crew. The first two will be at Milwaukee and the next two are going to be at Guaranteed Rate Field. All eyes will be on Rodon to see if he can have his bounce-back game. Every other starter that had a bad first game bounced back before him so let’s see if he can.

The nice thing about this is the fact that they have Lucas Gioltio and Dallas Keuchel going in the same series. Those are two games that the White Sox should feel extremely comfortable about as they head into them. There are no guarantees just because you have two great starters on the mound but it definitely helps. The hope is that Rodon and Gonzalez are able to carry their weight. Their offense is too good to waste so the pitching needs to keep it up.

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