Chicago White Sox: Forget Cleveland and move on to Detroit

Vincent Parise
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 09: Lucas Giolito #27 of the Chicago White Sox throws a pitch against the Cleveland Indians on August 09, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 09: Lucas Giolito #27 of the Chicago White Sox throws a pitch against the Cleveland Indians on August 09, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox needs to forget what happened against the Indians and move onto the Tigers.

The Chicago White Sox had a tough series with the Cleveland Indians. They won a big game on Friday night and then got destroyed by them on Saturday. Sunday was the rubber match and they had some bad luck in the game. They were down 5-4 in extra innings and had a rally going. There were runners on first and second with one out and then the rain started to downpour over Guaranteed Rate Field. It really killed their rally and any chance of winning.

When the rain stopped and they came back, the Indians got their two quick outs and then the game was over. It felt like a game where if the rain never comes, the White Sox win. Rain delays don’t usually work for Cleveland against Chicago teams but it did this time around. Lucas Giolito and Shane Bieber put on a great show for an ESPN nationally televised audience.

The White Sox hadn’t had a home game on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball since 2013 so it is good to see them finally get some notoriety. Well, now they have to take this series loss and forget about it. They are back at .500 which isn’t where they need to be. They have the talent on this team to be so much better. The Detroit Tigers are hosting the White Sox for a three-game set now so it is time to move on.

By all accounts, the Detroit Tigers are supposed to be one of the worst teams in all of Major League Baseball. So far, they have been good and are 8-5. They have played in three fewer games than the White Sox because of their opponents dealing with COVID-19 but they are exceeding expectations so far. It feels like it is only a matter of time before they start to fall off and play like we thought they were going to.

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This is a big opportunity for the White Sox to take advantage and get back on track. Game one of the series will be Dallas Keuchel going up against Michael Fulmer. Keuchel has done a great job of reeling in this team right at the perfect time. They need to start hitting again and going up against the Tigers could be the key to that. These are winnable games so hopefully, they can forget this weekend and take care of business in Detroit.

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