The Chicago White Sox are getting ready to have a series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Chicago White Sox are getting ready for a series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Their first game was originally set to be the Field of Dreams game but we all know that isn’t going down this year. Instead, they are just going to have a three-game set in Chicago at Guaranteed Rate Field. This is the first time the Cardinals are going to hit the field in around two weeks because of a COVID-19 breakout in their lockerroom.
Are the Cardinals a team that the White Sox should be afraid of in terms of their on-field play? Well, it is hard to tell. They are a 2-3 ballclub that has played 14 fewer games than the White Sox. This season has thrown us a lot of surprises and this is surely one of them. The White Sox should hope that the lack of games for the Cardinals has them rusty while the Sox are feeling good about themselves after two big wins in a row.
This is a big chance for the Sox to gain some more steam in their race for the playoffs. There will be a doubleheader on Saturday to make up for their postponed game on Friday night. Lucas Giolito is the confirmed starter for the first game and nobody is set in stone for the Cardinals yet. The White Sox don’t have a guy named for game two either.
For game three on Sunday, the White Sox are going to use Dallas Keuchel. The Cardinals, as you probably could have guessed, haven’t named a starter for this one either. Keuchel going means that the White Sox are using their two best pitchers in two of the three games that they are playing against St. Louis. They absolutely need to take advantage of this matchup of studs vs a team that hasn’t played in a while. They will look bad if they take them lightly because they are still an MLB team but this is certainly a big opportunity to rack up some wins.