The Chicago White Sox are going to have Dane Dunning make his MLB debut tonight.
It is a very exciting day for fans of the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers. We are going to have a battle of two top pitching prospects on each side. The Detroit Tigers announced earlier in the week that Casey Mize, who is one of the top pitching prospects in all of baseball, will make his first career start and MLB debut for this game. Well, the White Sox announced last night that Dane Dunning will get his first start right back at them.
It is so exciting to see all of the youngsters come up over the past two or three years. This was a rebuild done right and now adding a guy like Dunning could be awesome. He was the third and final piece in the Adam Eaton trade as Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez were also a part of it. After tomorrow, all three return pieces will have pitched for the Sox. The Washington Nationals won the World Series with Eaton so the White Sox seeing success with all three of these guys would really even out the trade.
It was a long road back for Dunning as he had to undergo Tommy John surgery last season. It wasn’t great for the White Sox organization as he was one of three big arms that were missing because of that elbow surgery but he looks all the way back and ready to go. It should be a lot of fun to see him make his MLB debut to realize his ultimate dream.
This will be no easy task for him as Casey Mize will be on the other side with the exact same hopes and dreams. He is a much higher touted player but Dunning is a good pitcher in his own right. Seeing these two kids battle will be fun but hopefully, the White Sox bats show up and they are able to win the game.