The Chicago White Sox were down and out before Tim Anderson came back into the lineup.
The Chicago White Sox were in a bad way when they lost their third in a row on Monday night. It was an annoying game to open the series against the Detroit Tigers who are much worse than them on paper. Well, Tim Anderson led the White Sox to a victory on Wednesday afternoon to now make it two in a row for the South Siders. It was a great game that saw him do it all for his team. He, of course, had some help in the process but there is no doubt that this team is better with him in the lineup.
He literally led the game off with a solo shot after a long at-bat. Right after, Eloy Jimenez followed his lead for a back to back solo shot to give the White Sox a 2-0 lead. That is exactly how you want to start so Dylan Cease can hop on the mound with confidence. It was a great outing from him despite one bad inning. The offense came through for him and got him to a 3-1 record.
Cease is a big part of this team taking the next step and his stuff was magnificent. There is no doubt that they can get him to be a great starter for a long time. Anderson led the way and Cease followed suit to do exactly what was needed for the team to get a win. It is great when the bats and the pitching come together to deliver a much-needed win to put them back over .500 and jump the Tigers in the standings.
Now, this is a step in the right direction once again but they need to keep it going. They have their best pitchers coming up to face the St. Louis Cardinals. Well, we hope they are able to play the currently dormant Cardinals. The White Sox pushed all of their starters back a day which makes playing Friday or any of the weekend games against them feel suspicious. Updates will come as they become available. St. Louis has only played in five games this season so we will see what happens.