The 2020 Chicago White Sox have a big opportunity this week to start another run.
The Chicago White Sox are coming off a massive series win over the Chicago Cubs. They beat them two out of three times and showed the world that they are coming. All of the Cubs fans claimed that the White Sox “didn’t beat anybody” and it still doesn’t feel that way because the Cubs might be the worst first-place team in the league. Now, the White Sox have what might be their most important week of the season.
The reason that it might be the most important is the fact that this is a big opportunity because of their opponents. They are playing two against the Pittsburgh Pirates and three against the Kansas City Royals. Both of those teams are really bad and have little chance of making any noise this season. They are both going to probably be in the top-ten of the 2021 MLB Draft.
The Pittsburgh Pirates currently sit at 7-17 and dead last in the National League Central. The White Sox should have a relatively easy time taking care of them at home. The Kansas City Royals woke up this morning at 11-18 and dead last in the American League Central. Just like the Pirates, the White Sox are so much better and should be able to take care of their business against them.
Both series are at home for the White Sox so that is just another advantage to take as many wins as they can. Major League Baseball teams, however, are never gimmes and the White Sox need to come to play with their best. If they don’t, they will be humbled by less talented teams. With that said, this is a great opportunity to take advantage of the situation.
Let’s pretend the White Sox win all five games. That would put them at 22-12. Most people believe that 32-28 gets you into the playoffs so the White Sox would be ten wins away with 26 left. When you think about it like that, it is clear that winning as many games as they can this week is extremely important. Hopefully, they are able to get it done.