The Chicago White Sox got an easier part of their schedule coming up this week.
After the Chicago White Sox took care of business against the Chicago Cubs over the weekend. They now have another National League Central foe in front of them in the Pittsburgh Pirates. While yes the Pirates have been terrible this year, the Sox shouldn’t be looking past them. The lowly Pirates have only produced seven wins this season, and really don’t have much in terms of talent on their young team.
They do have Josh Bell who is a nice young player, but he has not had a great start to the 2020 season. However, I feel he is the type of player that can definitely turn it on when he needs to. The Sox have truly been on fire recently and against the Pirates, they should be able to keep it up.
The White Sox bats have been awesome as of late and seem to show no signs of slowing down. Jose Abreu had a career series against the Cubs and Tim Anderson has been killing the ball since he came back from injury.
The likely starting pitching matchups will be Lucas Giolito vs Steven Brault and Dallas Keuchel vs Trevor Williams. Brault has had some pretty good and pretty rocky starts, although he has not given up an earned run in his last two starts. Trevor Williams is another solid pitcher who only has one win but has been relatively consistent.
Giolito and Keuchel should be able to handle this Pirates team in my opinion. Keuchel has been a model of consistency all season and Giolito has had a few ups and downs but has mostly been very solid. His last few starts, in particular, have been awesome.
I feel the Sox shouldn’t have too much of a problem with this Pirates team. As long as the bats can stay alive and their starting pitchers get them quality starts, I think they can get past Pittsburgh with a two-game sweep.